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  • Forgetting Faster Than We Learn

    Transportationist
    David A. King
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are many players in the world of transport policy these days. On net, this influx of new actors into the policy, advocacy and planning realms is likely a benefit, but does offer some concerns. One thing that I see again and again is that new entrants and existing players in the world of urban transport policy too often don’t know or have forgotten lessons learned in the past. On one level this is just a nuisance, and it is good that old knowledge is rediscovered. On another more troubling level this is like health professionals having to rediscover penicillin every other generation.
  • Clean Transportation Milestone: One Year, One Billion Gallons

    NGTNews.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    The U.S. Department of Energy says its Clean Cities groups in the country - almost 100 of them - were involved in clean-transportation projects last [...]
  • The Many Flavors of Transit

    Transportationist
    David A. King
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Public policy for mass transit in the United States is largely focused on a few modes of travel: commuter rail, urban rail, urban bus, and paratransit requirements. These few modes certainly carry most of the transit riders in the country, but do not represent a full understanding of the breadth of options that are required to make a truly transit-oriented city. New York is the most transit-oriented city in North America, and it is likely that when most people not from New York think about transit in New York they think about the subway system, or perhaps they include iconic yellow cabs or…
  • How Often Should You Service Your Transmission?

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    24 Sep 2012 | 10:37 pm
    You get your oil changed on your vehicle every 3,000 miles. Do you know how often you should have your transmission serviced? You should have your transmission serviced every 15,000 miles. Every 15,000 miles may seem like your getting your transmission serviced a lot. If you think about it that is only once a year or less for most people. This yearly service can end up saving you thousands of dollars. Your transmission service is all about prevention by making sure you transmission is in tip top condition. There are many things that go into servicing your transmission. These things often…
  • CURE Leasing & Maintenance Launches New Highly Focused Website

    AmeriQuest Business Services Latest News
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Providing solutions to Owner-Operators and the Sponsor Carriers they drive for, CURE redesigned its Website to clearly deliver essential information to each unique audience.
 
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    26 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Below are several free transmission repair images that you may use on your website. If you are going to use these images the only thing we ask is that you link back to our website to give us credit where credit is due. You can link to http://advancedtransmissions.net through the photo its self or credit us in the description along with a link. You can use some or all of these free transmission repair photos on your site or blog.                                              …
  • Planning a trip this summer?

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    4 Oct 2013 | 12:46 pm
    Did you know heat can kill a transmission? Are you planning a trip this summer, or do you tow a trailer or a boat? Did you know you’re not suppose to tow in overdrive going over our mountain passes? Did you know you’re not suppose to have the cruise control on when traveling up a summit? All these things can over load the transmission and burn it up in nothing flat! So, now is the time. Now is the time to bring the family rig to Advanced Transmissions to get a new transmission filter and gasket, new fluid and clean the magnet. All on your nice clean transmission oil pan.
  • Transmission Infographic

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    30 May 2013 | 9:50 pm
    Click To Enlarge Need your transmission flushed, serviced or repaired. Give us a call today at 541-535-8675 to schedule an appointment. We service and repair transmissions in Medford, Ashland, Phoenix, Talent, Central Point, White City, all of Southern Oregon and Northern California.
  • How Often Should You Service Your Transmission?

    Advanced
    24 Sep 2012 | 10:37 pm
    You get your oil changed on your vehicle every 3,000 miles. Do you know how often you should have your transmission serviced? You should have your transmission serviced every 15,000 miles. Every 15,000 miles may seem like your getting your transmission serviced a lot. If you think about it that is only once a year or less for most people. This yearly service can end up saving you thousands of dollars. Your transmission service is all about prevention by making sure you transmission is in tip top condition. There are many things that go into servicing your transmission. These things often…
  • Automatic Shifting Problem Tip From A Transmission Mechanic Serving Medford, Ashland Oregon

    Advanced
    23 Aug 2012 | 11:10 pm
    Are You Experiencing Shifting Problems In Your Automatic Transmission? When people start experiencing problems with their automatic transmission they automatically assume the worst. “Oh great! How much is this going to cost me?” Is usually what’s running through their heads. The worst thing you can do is ignore a transmission problem. Everything within a transmission is so finely tuned and engineered that ignoring the problem even for a short period of time can cause significant damage. The good news is that often times what could turn into a major problem is usually just a small…
 
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    Transportationist

  • Evolution vs. Plans

    David Levinson
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Evolution Assuming we started with an undeveloped wilderness,  cities emerge at selected points (typically points with natural accessibility advantages over their neighbors, such as ports and harbors, or water falls, or railroad junctions). But they evolve from wilderness to city over time. They do not generally evolve because someone built city-scale transportation out in the country and waited for the people to arrive. Instead it is a ratchet: a few people, some transportation network investment; some more people, more investment; even more people, still more investment, and so on, until…
  • On “Induced Demand”

    David Levinson
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
      JW Writes: I strongly agree with David King’s recent post that we so often forget accumulated knowledge and that we seem to re-discover this knowledge in endless cycles. Nowhere does this seem more true than in the field of economics, which brings me to the reason I reacted so strongly to David’s post. I hate the term “Induced Demand”. I hate the idea that induced demand is something bad; something to be avoided. In economics 101 we learn that demand is a function – not an amount. It is presented to us as a two-dimensional function. To make the math easy, it is then reduced…
  • The Many Flavors of Transit

    David A. King
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Public policy for mass transit in the United States is largely focused on a few modes of travel: commuter rail, urban rail, urban bus, and paratransit requirements. These few modes certainly carry most of the transit riders in the country, but do not represent a full understanding of the breadth of options that are required to make a truly transit-oriented city. New York is the most transit-oriented city in North America, and it is likely that when most people not from New York think about transit in New York they think about the subway system, or perhaps they include iconic yellow cabs or…
  • City vs. Country

    David Levinson
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the many dysfunctions in transportation and land use planning is our collective inability to recognize the difference between city and country. It’s really not that hard. In the country  distances between buildings are large, while in the city they are short. In land use jargon, densities are lower in the country than the city. City Mouse and Country Mouse The most useful form of transportation varies between city and country. In the country, individual, point-to-point, on-demand service (foot, horse, bike, car) saves a great deal of time over feasible shared, scheduled,…
  • Forgetting Faster Than We Learn

    David A. King
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are many players in the world of transport policy these days. On net, this influx of new actors into the policy, advocacy and planning realms is likely a benefit, but does offer some concerns. One thing that I see again and again is that new entrants and existing players in the world of urban transport policy too often don’t know or have forgotten lessons learned in the past. On one level this is just a nuisance, and it is good that old knowledge is rediscovered. On another more troubling level this is like health professionals having to rediscover penicillin every other generation.
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  • Have A Spooky Day!

    Linda
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
  • Biggest Energy By Mid-Century?

    Linda
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    How solar energy could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century To achieve that vision, IEA reports call for clear, credible consistent signals from policy makers 29 September 2014 Paris The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the world’s electricity by 2050 while solar thermal electricity (STE) from concentrating solar…
  • Still Fracking?

    Linda
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    California is running out of water quickly and they are still allowing fracking to be done. Fracking takes so much water and it cannot be reused for anything. Not a real fan of the whispering vocal but the message is real clear. We must stop fracking……
  • No More Tying Your Shoes

    Linda
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    ZuBits are coming soon. Zubits are magnets that will revolutionize the tying of shoes. Any type of shoe. Tennis shoes, dress shoes, work shoes, etc. If they have laces on them, then they need Zubits. These magnets are very hearty and can hold alot. But do not be concerned. They will open up when you remove your foot from the shoe. So are you ready? I know I am and I like it a lot better than velco. I like the look it gives your shoe as well. Nice and clean. don’t know how Zubits will work on every shoe out there in the world. Heavy or stiff soled shoes like boots could make Zubits pop…
  • Power for the Neighborhood!

    Linda
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    Airlight Energy, a Swiss-based supplier of solar power technology, has partnered with IBM Research to bring affordable solar technology to the market by 2017. The system can concentrate the sun’s radiation 2,000 times and convert 80 percent of it into useful energy to generate 12 kilowatts of electrical power and 20 kilowatts of heat on a sunny day—enough to power several average homes. Airlight Energy and the IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) will team up to donate a High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) systems to two deserving communities. Each winning community will…
 
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  • Trick or Treat—What to Expect on Some Important Issues Confronting NACD’s Members

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    With the 2014 midterm elections taking place next Tuesday, countless political analysts are offering their forecasts for what will happen in 2015.  As I mentioned in my blog last week, so many questions remain that it is really tough to predict how the midterm results will translate into policy changes in 2015 and beyond. Nonetheless, I have some thoughts on the key issues impacting our members.  So, in the spirit of Halloween, I am offering my trick or treat predictions outlined below. TSCA Reform – Trick – TSCA reform was essentially torpedoed by politics earlier this fall, and the…
  • Why Should You Care About the Upcoming Midterm Elections?

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    During recent conversations, a number of members told me they are frustrated with Congress’ inability to get anything done and with the lack of leadership coming out of the White House.  I think it is safe to say everyone, regardless of political belief, can agree with that sentiment.  But should political discontent lead to a lack of interest in these upcoming midterm elections or staying home on November 4? Absolutely not! The fact is, no one knows what the final outcome will be in U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races across the country.  Earlier this week, I was reading a daily Capitol…
  • Toxic Politics and TSCA: Nearly Four Decades of Bad Policy

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    In 1976, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Next week marks its 38th year as the primary vehicle overseeing the safety of chemicals. TSCA regulates the introduction of new as well as existing chemicals, with the stated intention of protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. After nearly four decades, it is apparent the law has failed in its principal task and is in desperate need of reform. Over the past year, NACD has reached out to lawmakers in an effort to push TSCA reform forward. We have been fighting…
  • Off the Rails – Senate Committee Tells Rail Shippers to Get Back on Track

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Earlier this week, NACD issued a grassroots alert encouraging association members who have a U.S. senator serving on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to urge their lawmakers to vote “yes” on S. 2777, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2014. NACD strongly supports passage of this legislation because it provides simple improvements to the STB to more efficiently and equitably investigate complaints and adjudicate rail rate disputes. I am happy to say that the committee approved S. 2777 by voice vote yesterday afternoon, sending a clear…
  • How Lucky We Are

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    As I was driving in to work this morning, I thought about this day 13 years ago. Not unlike today it was a beautiful, sunny day, and I was driving past the Pentagon at 8:15 a.m. en route to my office in Alexandria. Little did I know a Boeing 757 would only a few minutes later pass over the very same stretch of highway on which I was driving and forever change the world as we knew it. The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were my generation’s Pearl Harbor, and the day will be ingrained in the memories of all for the remainder of their lives. It was surreal listening to my ten-year-old son…
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  • Forward Air Raises Driver Pay

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Forward Air Corp. said subsidiary FAF Inc. is increasing pay for owner-operators effective Jan. 4.The base rate for owner-operators will increase 10 cents per mile for less-than-truckload team drivers, and rates for solo drivers in its Truckload Xpedited division will rise by 6 cents per mile.“Since we began operations, we have strived to provide our owner-operators with excellent support and the best opportunity to succeed in the industry,” Forward Air CEO Bruce Campbell said in a statement. “Our new rate structure ensures that we will maintain this position for many years…
  • Safety Advisory Issued for Transporting Ebola-Contaminated Material

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Oct. 29 issued a safety advisory guidance notice for “persons who prepare, offer and transport materials contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with the Ebola virus.” Although the guidance applies to any material capable of posing a risk to public health when transported, the new guidance was issued to ensure the safe packaging and transportation of Ebola-contaminated materials. “To ensure their safe transportation, the Ebola-contaminated materials must be packaged in conformity with the applicable…
  • UPS Changes Policy on Pregnancy

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    UPS has announced it is changing its policy with respect to pregnant employees and will try to accommodate them with light duty work. The new pregnancy accommodations will be effective Jan. 1 and the new policy “will serve to strengthen UPS’s commitments to treating all workers fairly and supporting women in the workplace,” UPS said. The announcement was made to employees and appended to a brief that UPS filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 24. “Light duty work will be provided as an accommodation to pregnant employees with lifting or other physical…
  • FMCSA Committees OK Recommendations to Monitor Drug Use

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s advisory committee and medical review board on Oct. 27 approved a slate of recommendations designed to help medical examiners better evaluate the effect of truck drivers’ legal use of stimulants, depressants and opioids. The two groups jointly approved a recommendation that primary physicians who prescribe Schedule II drugs to truck drivers fill out a one-page standardized questionnaire verifying to medical examiners that the driver they’re treating has no shown no evidence of medication side effects “that would…
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