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  • Reducing Operating and Processing Costs Drive Electronic Invoice Adoption

    AmeriQuest Business Services Latest News
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    New research reveals latest market trends for AP automation
  • VNG Adds Public CNG Fueling at New Circle K Location in Houston

    NGTNews.com
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:32 am
    Pennsylvania-based VNG.Co LLC has added compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling capacity at a new Circle K location at 12300 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Houston. Last [...]
  • Towards a Metropolitan Fundamental Diagram using Travel Survey Data

    Transportationist
    David Levinson
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recent working paper a(t) vs. N(t) vs L(t) (2000 and 2010). 2010 shown as wider lines. Wang, K, and Levinson, D. (2015) Towards a Metropolitan Fundamental Diagram using Travel Survey Data (working paper) Using travel diary data from 2000-2001 and 2010-12 this research examines funda- mental traffic relationships at the metropolitan level. The results of this paper can help to explain the causes of some traffic phenomena. First, trip numbers on the network in the Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota (Twin Cities) region show a bimodal diurnal pattern, with more trips in the afternoon.
  • Chemical Testing and Hawaii

    forcedgreen.com
    Linda
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:12 pm
    ʻĀINA (pronounced “eye-nah”) means “That Which Feeds Us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai – and of island Earth. That may sound like an outstanding claim, but as ʻĀINA vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and food for people and the planet.
  • All About Fuel

    Fuel & Friction
    Revity Solutions
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Since half of our blog’s title is fuel, here is some information about fuel. You may know some or all of this, but having and understanding of how your engine uses fuel can help you understand how to improve your … Continue reading →
 
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    Transportationist

  • Towards a Metropolitan Fundamental Diagram using Travel Survey Data

    David Levinson
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recent working paper a(t) vs. N(t) vs L(t) (2000 and 2010). 2010 shown as wider lines. Wang, K, and Levinson, D. (2015) Towards a Metropolitan Fundamental Diagram using Travel Survey Data (working paper) Using travel diary data from 2000-2001 and 2010-12 this research examines funda- mental traffic relationships at the metropolitan level. The results of this paper can help to explain the causes of some traffic phenomena. First, trip numbers on the network in the Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota (Twin Cities) region show a bimodal diurnal pattern, with more trips in the afternoon.
  • Axis of travel: Modeling non-work destination choice with GPS data.

    David Levinson
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Recently published: Elasticity of selection of non-work trip location Huang, Arthur and Levinson, David (2015) Axis of travel: Modeling non-work destination choice with GPS data. Transportation Research Part C  Vol. 58 pp. 208-223. [DOI] URL until Oct 18: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Rcg5,M0mQyp-m. ABSTRACT: The advent of GIS and GPS has revolutionized how we monitor and model destination choice. New methodologies in building choice sets can be developed and new insights on travel behavior can be gained given the real-time GPS travel data. To this end, this research investigates how land…
  • Broadacre City in Minnesota

    David Levinson
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Frank Lloyd Wright is a renowned as a great architect. His city plans are less well-loved. In the 1930s he proposed Broadacre City, a new American landscape where everyone would have an acre of land, a car, and a gyrocopter. Fueling those cars requires gasoline. Gasoline requires Gas Stations. FLW, being an architect, had a gas station design. It was actually  built in Cloquet, Minnesota (map). Needing fuel, and liking Wright, I took the opportunity to acquire some black gold at this classic design. Now a full-service Spur Station   (on Main Street, but I can’t say much about the…
  • Testable Prediction: Fleet Electrification and Autonomy, each with > 50% share of new vehicles by about 2030.

    David Levinson
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Another article about my presentation at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook conference: James Jaillet writes in CCJ News “Evolving use of U.S. highways, increasing truck freight efficiency highlight CV Outlook panel on freight infrastructure” … Smarter trucks, smarter roads and efficiency and financial gains from both were central themes of the panel’s discussion. Levinson said for the first time since the automobile began its 100-year boom in the early 20th century, miles traveled per capita has stagnated, with demographic changes (retiring baby boomers, for instance) and…
  • Is Bicycling Contagious? Effects of Bike Share Stations and Activity on System Membership and General Population Cycling

    David Levinson
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recent working paper Nice Ride Membership Map Schoner, J., G. Lindsey and D. Levinson (2015)  Is Bicycling Contagious? Effects of Bike Share Stations and Activity on System Membership and General Population Cycling  (working paper) This paper presents new evidence about the role of bike share systems in travel behavior using a diffusion of innovation framework. We hypothesize that bike share systems have a contagion or spillover effect on (𝐻1) propensity to start using the system and (𝐻2) propensity to bicycle among the general population. We test the first hypothesis…
 
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  • Chemical Testing and Hawaii

    Linda
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:12 pm
    ʻĀINA (pronounced “eye-nah”) means “That Which Feeds Us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai – and of island Earth. That may sound like an outstanding claim, but as ʻĀINA vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and food for people and the planet.
  • Mother Earth Speaks

    Linda
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Here is a powerful message from Mother Nature narrated by Julia Roberts. Did you get the message? Let me know what you think!
  • Happy Birthday America!

    Linda
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:29 pm
    I am starting early cause this video is just awesome. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Have a great July 4th but a safe one!
  • GoPro in Space!

    Linda
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:06 pm
    GoPro is going everywhere, even to space! SpaceX strapped a GoPro camera to a metal fairing on a Falcon 9 rocket and captured this incredible video as that part of the rocket fell back to earth. SpaceX designs its rockets to be reusable. That’s why it was returning to earth. This is a view of what you would see if you were an astronaut coming back to earth from space. Pretty cool, eh?
  • Texas Water

    Linda
    31 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here is a visual of how much water has fallen in Texas. Pretty amazing! Do you have any ideas on how to spread the wealth?
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    Fuel & Friction

  • All About Fuel

    Revity Solutions
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Since half of our blog’s title is fuel, here is some information about fuel. You may know some or all of this, but having and understanding of how your engine uses fuel can help you understand how to improve your … Continue reading →
  • Increase Engine Power

    Revity Solutions
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Car commercials and auto body shops often boast of incredible torque in their vehicles. But what does that actually mean? Does it matter for your car or just NASCAR? What is torque and who needs it? Even the casual driver … Continue reading →
  • Oil Changes for Rookies

    Revity Solutions
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    You do it. I do it. Your 16-year-old neighbor with the ‘93 Geo Metro does it. Everyone gets their oil changed. Well, at least we’re supposed to. Every several thousand miles or so, or sooner if you aren’t particularly nice … Continue reading →
  • Top Blogs for Car Owners

    Revity Solutions
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    There are two types of people in this world – those who care about their cars and those who don’t. When the engine light turns on you either check it out immediately or ignore it and hope it goes away … Continue reading →
  • Say NO to Friction!

    Revity Solutions
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Say No to Friction! Did you know that up to ⅓ of your fuel consumption is due to friction in your engine? That’s like losing ⅓ of your meal due to problems with your plate, fork and knife! You wouldn’t … Continue reading →
 
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    Responsible Reflections

  • Why Professional Development Is So Important

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    The other day I was asked why professional development is so important.  The obvious answer to this question is simple:  to build upon your skills and remain current and relevant to ensure continued employment stability and growth.  But how simple is this really?  Everyone is packed to the gills with meetings, conference calls, emails, webinars, lunches and everything else in between – no one has time.  But the fact of the matter is, professional development is the key to maintaining and enhancing performance. There was a time that I was a staff assistant on Capitol Hill working for a…
  • Learning from Our Mistakes

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    By Mike Lang, NACD Vice President, Responsible Distribution Mike Lang, VP, Responsible Distribution As many of you know, NACD’s ChemEdge conference in St. Louis is just around the corner. While our efforts as chemical distributors to continually improve safety and operational performance never stop, we tend to focus more specifically on these themes as we all get ready to head to ChemEdge. With that in mind, I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about near misses and the project NACD launched late last year to better catalogue, understand, and learn from these potential…
  • NACD Member Presence Grows on ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors Listing

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Many people make predictions at the end of a calendar year, when we all turn the page and start another anew. At that time, we also make resolutions and hope for a year full of fruitful adventures and profitable times. But often at the mid-point in the calendar, we also take stock – looking back at these predictions and, if appropriate, readjusting course. Earlier this week, ICIS Chemical Business released its annual Top 100 Chemical Distributors issue. I’m always impressed by this listing, ever more so by the growing global list of companies (nearly 220 this year) who operate around…
  • The Stars Are Aligned, Can You See Them?

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    If the stars have ever been aligned to pass a sweeping, comprehensive piece of legislation, the time is most certainly now. Whether you are a star gazer or not, I encourage each and every one of you to get out your ‘virtual’ telescopes today and take a few minutes to look at what’s happening right now on Capitol Hill. While there are many times I reach out to the NACD membership asking you to write to your senator or representative expressing how important a piece of legislation may be to your operations and business, all sides of this debate are leaning toward a YES vote. It’s not…
  • Guest Post: Preparing Young Adults Requires Mentors – Reflections on CEF’s National Challenge and Women in STEM

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    By Lucinda Schofer, NACD Chief Operating Officer A few weeks ago, I joined hundreds of observers at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to watch 36 middle school students compete in the Chemical Educational Foundation’s (CEF) National You Be The Chemist Challenge®. I could spend hours telling you how impressive these kids were.  From their smiles, charisma and calm demeanor on stage, it was clear that they had solid support from educators, their family and industry there in the audience. And boy, they didn’t disappoint.  Ten rounds of exciting competition were held, with…
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     Truckers America - Home

  • The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:52 am
    New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors.The American Trucking Associations calls it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards," saying it "no doubt signals an attack on industries like trucking that rely significantly on contractors." Administrator's Interpretation No. 2015-1 is aimed at "misclassification" of employees as independent contractors. The issue has been a focus of the Obama administration and is being pushed by labor unions, most…
  • Silicon Valley Trucking Tech Startup

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:49 am
    Peloton Technology wants to help the trucking industry save money on fuel and prevent accidents.Riders in a peloton—the main group of bicyclists in a road race—are able to save energy by drafting off each other. Peloton Technology has taken that basic premise and added some automated driving tech, cloud computing, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to make the trucking industry safer and more fuel efficient. Now Lockheed Martin  LMT -1.33% , itself a big player in automated vehicles, is investing in the Silicon Valley startup. The $17 million investment…
  • Love's Starts Drive to Aid Children's Miracle Network

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    Love's Travel Stops kicked off its annual campaign Tuesday (Aug. 25) to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.More than 350 Love’s locations will sell paper balloons for $1, $5 or $20 from through Sept. 30. Love’s locations will also raise money by holding cookouts, bake sales, golf tournaments, 5K races and more.The money raised at each location goes to a local CMN Hospital to help children in that community.Since beginning its affiliation with CMN Hospitals in 1998, Love’s and its customers have raised more than $13 million to help sick…
  • The Smart Road to Younger Drivers

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    You’re 18 years old and just graduated from high school. You can serve in the nation’s armed forces. You can marry your high school sweetheart and become a parent. If you commit a crime, you’ll be tried as an adult.But you can’t legally deliver a load hauled by a commercial truck across a state line.One of the many provisions in the recent wrangling over a highway bill is one that would address this issue. It would create a pilot program allowing contiguous states to form “compacts” that could drop the age requirement for interstate drivers operating…
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    Cities Now

  • What is operations Control Centre?

    Shiva Sai Kiran Pothula
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:47 am
    Intelligent Transportation Systems are the heart of what keeps us safe in our City’s roads and tunnel systems. As we The post What is operations Control Centre? appeared first on Cities Now.
  • What exactly are Smart Cities? | Understanding the fuzzy concept

    Shiva Sai Kiran Pothula
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Urbanisation, Information and Communication Technology are the two pioneering industries in this century. Due to urbanisation people’s strong inclination to The post What exactly are Smart Cities? | Understanding the fuzzy concept appeared first on Cities Now.
  • 7 things we can do to make our city more livable!

    Shiva Sai Kiran Pothula
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:16 am
    We at Cities Now believe in “Cities have the capabilities to provide something for everyone”. People need jobs for survival, The post 7 things we can do to make our city more livable! appeared first on Cities Now.
  • Can Hyderabad beat Delhi and Mumbai in becoming smart city?

    citiesnow
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    Once a pearl and diamond trading center, Hyderabad is the capital of southern Indian state of Telangana. The city always The post Can Hyderabad beat Delhi and Mumbai in becoming smart city? appeared first on Cities Now.
  • Haussmann’s imprint on Paris

    Sindhuja
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:26 am
    Paris, with its wide avenues, distinctive street plan, characteristic squares and parks, owe a lot to Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Commissioned by The post Haussmann’s imprint on Paris appeared first on Cities Now.
 
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