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  • AmeriQuest’s Road Rescue Breakdown Data Puts Fleets in the Driver’s Seat

    AmeriQuest Business Services Latest News
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Since launching Decisiv’s roadside breakdown data and analytics platform, AmeriQuest customers applaud the detail-rich, real-time data for every incident
  • New Initiative to Bring Solar-Powered EV Charging to SanFran

    NGTNews.com
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Charge Across Town, a nonprofit organization that promotes electric transportation in California's Bay Area, has launched a new campaign to bring solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) [...]
  • A Quick Look at Bike Lanes

    Road Crazed
    Scott Burton
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In many big cities around the world, designated bike lanes are becoming an increasingly common fixture on public roads. The concept of such lanes are simple enough—a marked lane is either striped off or built alongside a road or highway, separating bicycle traffic from motorized traffic. But are bike lanes always beneficial to local communities? Let’s take a […] The post A Quick Look at Bike Lanes appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • Help liberate funds from Venture Capitalists

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    David Levinson
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    From time to time I (like many others I suppose) get offers from ride share companies like Lyft and Uber. Sign up your friends (who can’t already be members), they get $20, you get $20. This is just to get you hooked. Like a drug dealer, the first hit is free. But IF you have self-control, this is a means of taking funds from Venture Capitalists who are sponsoring these enterprises, getting a free ride with no future obligations. That is a worthy goal, isn’t it? Lyft So here is my current Lyft promo code (through 11:59 pm April 24) DAVID11307 Uber Uber’s current promotion…
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    Road Crazed

  • A Quick Look at Bike Lanes

    Scott Burton
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In many big cities around the world, designated bike lanes are becoming an increasingly common fixture on public roads. The concept of such lanes are simple enough—a marked lane is either striped off or built alongside a road or highway, separating bicycle traffic from motorized traffic. But are bike lanes always beneficial to local communities? Let’s take a […] The post A Quick Look at Bike Lanes appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • Urban Sprawl, Its Effects, and Solutions

    Scott Burton
    3 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    Urban sprawl is all around us—literally. Look around any big city and you’ll likely find miles upon miles of cramped big-box stores and single-family homes. Some commend this type of development, saying that it offers comfortable and affordable living to the masses. Others say that sprawl is simply human preference, and that there is nothing inherently wrong […] The post Urban Sprawl, Its Effects, and Solutions appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • The Real Cost of Owning a Car

    Owen Pickford
    28 May 2014 | 1:39 pm
    This article was originally published by The Urbanist. The Urbanist is a publication examining urban policy to improve cities. You can read their work here. One of the biggest pleasures I get out of living in a city is that I don’t have to own a car. Cars can be a great convenience and a lot of […] The post The Real Cost of Owning a Car appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • The Most Dangerous Highways in America

    Scott Burton
    23 May 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Sure, we have all heard horror stories about the Death Road in Bolivia or avalanche-prone highways in China, but what about the roads here at home? With 4 million miles of road, the United States is bound to have some routes that are less-than-stellar when it comes to safety. Here is a look at some of the most dangerous […] The post The Most Dangerous Highways in America appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • How Self-Driving Cars are the Future

    Scott Burton
    16 May 2014 | 5:32 pm
    It’s no secret that companies such as Google and Volvo have been testing their own self-driving cars for quite some time now. These vehicles aren’t just confined to test tracks and no-name roads, either. Not only have Google’s cars traveled across the Golden Gate Bridge, but they have also successfully traversed the city traffic and hairpin turns of […] The post How Self-Driving Cars are the Future appeared first on Road Crazed.
 
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    Transportationist

  • Help liberate funds from Venture Capitalists

    David Levinson
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    From time to time I (like many others I suppose) get offers from ride share companies like Lyft and Uber. Sign up your friends (who can’t already be members), they get $20, you get $20. This is just to get you hooked. Like a drug dealer, the first hit is free. But IF you have self-control, this is a means of taking funds from Venture Capitalists who are sponsoring these enterprises, getting a free ride with no future obligations. That is a worthy goal, isn’t it? Lyft So here is my current Lyft promo code (through 11:59 pm April 24) DAVID11307 Uber Uber’s current promotion…
  • JTLU at UDC

    David Levinson
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Journal of Transport and Land Use (JTLU) is now archived at the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy in addition to the JTLU homepage. You can conveniently download any article from any issue even in the event the journal website is down. Persistent link to this collection  http://hdl.handle.net/11299/170162 Collections Volume 1, No. 1 (2008) [6] Volume 1, No. 2 (2008) [8] Volume 2, No. 1 (2009) [6] Volume 2, No. 2 (2009) [7] Volume 2, No. 3 (2010) [7] Volume 3, No. 1 (2010) [7] Volume 3, No. 2 (2010) [6] Volume 3, No. 3 (2010) [5] Volume 4, No. 1 (2011) [7] Volume 4,…
  • The missing link: bike network quality boosts bike commuting

    David Levinson
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    CTS Catalyst writes up our Missing Link paper. Cities promote bicycle networks to support and encourage bicycle commuting, yet until now little has been known about how the overall quality of a city’s bicycle infrastructure network impacts bicycle ridership. In a study analyzing bike networks in 74 U.S. cities, University of Minnesota researchers have discovered that even after controlling for city size and demographics, both connectivity and directness are important factors in predicting bicycle commuting. “This new research fills in a big gap in our knowledge about how bike facilities…
  • Thredbo 14: 14th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport

    David Levinson
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Registrations Open Thredbo 14 Conference Early bird registration closes 31 May 2015 14th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Santiago, Chile Sunday 30 August to Thursday 3 September 2015 Thredbo 14 Conference Santiago, Chile The Thredbo Series serves as a forum for the international community, integrating a mix of executives from public agencies, and operating and consulting companies with researchers and academics in a unique and lively discussion. The conference includes academic developments, case studies, and benchmark…
  • Main Street – St. Bonifacius, Minnesota

    David Levinson
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    A week after I came to the Twin Cities (June 1999), I picked up a City Pages and saw this great article by Katy Reckdahl: The Cars of St. Bonifacius. Head west on Highway 7 past Excelsior about 35 miles from Minneapolis, cross the rails put in place a century ago by the Great Northern Railroad, and you’ll be in St. Bonifacius, population 1180. Immediately off to the right across a grassy ditch is the St. Boni Farm Store, which Tom Logelin’s father started in 1932 as a feed and seed store and Logelin has continued as an appliance outlet. Logelin–a dignified man with a shock of wavy gray…
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  • Happy Easter

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    3 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
  • Plastic That Can Heal Itself

    Linda
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    It is the first self-healing polymer that can spontaneously achieve quantitative healing in the absence of a catalyst and after being cut in two and the pieces pressed together, a sample displayed an impressive 97 per cent healing efficiency in just two hours, being unbreakable when stretched manually
  • Truth Tellers

    Linda
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    This is what happens when you tell the truth!
  • Hapy New Year!

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    31 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
  • Merry Christmas

    Linda
    24 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    May your day be filled with laughter and joy!
 
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    Fuel & Friction

  • 3 Car Maintenance Procedures You Don’t Need

    Tech Guy
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Believe it or not, there are some car maintenance procedures that aren’t really necessary. Common sense should tell you what your car really needs, but there are some car maintenance items that only seem necessary. Let’s look at a few … Continue reading → The post 3 Car Maintenance Procedures You Don’t Need appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • Getting Your Car Or Truck Ready To Sell

    Tech Guy
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:04 pm
     Step 1 – Clean up your mess No matter how clean you are, there’s always going to be some traces of you left behind. An old ketchup packet in the glove box. Receipts in the door pocket, a forgotten CD … Continue reading → The post Getting Your Car Or Truck Ready To Sell appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • Hot Summers and Cool Diesels

    Tech Guy
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Cooling System Since hot summers and cool diesels don’t normally co-exist, it’s very important to pay attention to this critical part of your ride… the cooling system. As the mercury rises, your diesel’s cooling system has to work twice as … Continue reading → The post Hot Summers and Cool Diesels appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • The Truth about MPG Ratings

    Tech Guy
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    After the great Carpocolypse of 2008, automakers were forced to change their gas-guzzling ways. Americans could no longer afford to get just 12-15 miles from a $5 gallon of gas. Times were changing, and modern cars had to change with … Continue reading → The post The Truth about MPG Ratings appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • 3 Mean New Diesel Powered Trucks… Yet 1 in 3 Will Die Early

    Tech Guy
    21 May 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Several years ago, Barack Obama announced that the federal fuel economy standards, known as Corporate Average Fuel Economy or CAFE, will be raised to 54.5 mpg by the year 2025. This doesn’t mean that all cars will get 54 mpg, … Continue reading → The post 3 Mean New Diesel Powered Trucks… Yet 1 in 3 Will Die Early appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
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    Responsible Reflections

  • A Minute with Jeanette Glose Partlow

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    NACD’s 2015 Washington Fly-In is just around the corner! Nearly 90 representatives throughout the chemical distribution industry are expected to descend on Washington, D.C., April 28 and 29 to share their stories with their elected officials. To help attendees prepare for this invaluable event, we sat down with Jeanette Glose Partlow, current NACD board member and president of Maryland Chemical Company, to get her perspective on the Washington Fly-In. And, if you haven’t yet registered for the Fly-In, there’s still time! Click here! NACDJeanette, thank you for taking the…
  • Guest Post—STEM Education Is Serious Business in Washington, DC

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    By Kate Larson, Chemical Educational Foundation   Kate Larson, Chemical Educational Foundation When 13-year-old Audrey Gallier returned home after winning the Chemical Educational Foundation’s (CEF) 2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®, she thought the fanfare was over. That is, until she received an invitation from the President of the United States. Audrey was selected to attend the 2015 White House Science Fair on March 23, a celebration of young scientists from around the country and their achievements at science competitions or science fairs. In recognition of her…
  • NACD Welcomes the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sen. John Thune (R-SD) Last week, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (S. 808), a bipartisan STB reform bill. The bill would provide the STB with the tools it needs to be a more efficient and effective agency and is a very important step in the effort to promote access to competitive freight rail service and provide a more efficient venue to address rate and service issues between railroads and their customers. The lack of…
  • The Time Is Now for TSCA Modernization

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    On Tuesday afternoon, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced legislation that would modernize the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Champions of similar legislation last Congress, Senators Vitter and Udall have once again offered a balanced and effective measure that modernizes TSCA to assess the safety of chemicals through a risk-based approach, prioritizes chemical reviews to ensure the safety of each of the chemicals of highest concern is evaluated, and requires a national approach to chemical management. The bill also recognizes the unique role…
  • CSB Congressional Hearing Highlights Mismanagement

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Yesterday, members of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight & Government Reform at a hearing titled “Rebuilding the Chemical Safety Board: Finding a Solution to the CSB’s Governance and Management Challenges.” As the hearing title indicates, CSB leadership botched their management of the board over the last five years. This hearing served as an opportunity for lawmakers, tasked with overseeing the CSB, to express their frustration in a rare but forceful bipartisan fashion. Throughout the hearing, Republicans and…
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     Truckers America - Home

  • MATS Debut: Daimler's SuperTruck Clocks in at 12.2MPG

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    SuperTruck — Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) diesel-sipping truck initiative — was unveiled at the Freightliner Trucks booth this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show, where it was touted as achieving a fuel-efficient 12.2 mpg in on-the-road tests.Daimler’s SuperTruck program achieved a 115 percent freight efficiency improvement, which surpassed the Department of Energy (DOE) program’s goal of 50 percent improvement and exhibiting the best results of all reporting OEMs. To validate the lofty targets set by the feds, DTNA engineers conducted a series of…
  • Making the Connection

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    For many, the term “connected fleet” renders visions of autonomous vehicles traveling smart highways, passing through smart intersections while wirelessly communicating with other vehicles, toll/weigh stations and other infrastructure, including pickup and delivery points. Some of that vision exists today, but much of the rest lies somewhere in the future.Near real-time visibility of rolling stock and remote equipment, over-the-air engine software revisions, near instantaneous customer-service feedback, dynamic routing and scheduling. These are all components of the connected…
  • FMCSA Overhaul to Be Introduced in SPring

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    Programs and initiatives at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration strongly criticized by the trucking industry would be greatly changed under legislation Sen. Debra Fischer (R-Neb.) is expected to introduce this spring. During an exclusive interview with Transport Topics before the April congressional recess, Fischer, who leads the chamber’s surface transportation subcommittee and is its top trucking policy writer, stressed that the measure would take aim at the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring system as well as aspects of the recently suspended…
  • Trucking Industry Faces Shortage of Drivers

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    An again workforce, tougher regulations and waning interest among younger workers are causing a nationwide shortage of truck drivers that is impacting local companies.Despite a need for hundreds of thousands of drivers over the next decade, local companies said they are having a tough time attracting replacements for a rapidly aging workforce. The need for more drivers is expected to become more significant in the near future, with freight revenues expected to rise as much as 70 percent over the next decade and a current shortage of about 35,000 drivers, according to a 2015 report by…
 
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