transportation

Brokers: Highway bill unlikely prior to election; more on the bond issue

        With news of President Barack Obama's threat to veto any highway reauthorization or extension bill that comes to his desk with authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline included, as it is in the House version that passed the Rules committee earlier in the week, came my conversation with James Lamb, head of the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents, earlier this week. Lamb said that according to his sources the Hill, given the general ...

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Operation Roger, Susanne Spirit get some national ink

Growing for a long moment, the Operation Roger network of volunteer haulers making themselves available to connect adopted pets with new caretakers -- or to reunite lost pets with their owners -- free of any charge got some ink this month. The MSNBC cable network did a story on them, and we're happy to report they remain strong, having made since 2005 nearly 600 such connections. Laura T. Coffey's story began with a profile of hauler ...

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A couple for the kids: Truck, stop! Truck, go!

On children's musician, author and childhood development specialist Jim Gill's most recent CD / DVD, "Music Play for Folks of All Stripes," an interactive tune called "Truck Stop" schools listeners in a fun way on the basics of the truck driver's work. As with most of Gill's tunes, adults are coached toward leading kids through imaginative play. In this case, that means pretending to be trucks that go, that stop, drivers that drink coffee and eat salads ...

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Emergency spill kit

The Transportation Spill Kit is an emergency cleanup system for hazardous chemical spills. The system includes first response tools: gloves, universal pads, snakes, high-temperature disposal bags and degreaser to clean surfaces after absorption of a spill. The kit is available in four sizes – two Industrial Duty kits for absorbing 95- and 65-gallon spills, a Commercial Duty kit for 20-gallon spills and a Transportation Duty kit for 5-gallon spills. OIL EATER, oileater.com, (800) 528-0334

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Fed reports mixed transportation picture

Federal Reserve Districts reported “modest” economic growth from September to early October, with mixed transportation results.

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Flatbedders, had enough of tarping? . . .

You might recommend the folks at Fast Wrap to your shipper customers, who do the kind of work you see in the picture here, a wrap of a jet engine. They've got mobile crews in more than 60 locations around the country who do the work, and the wrapping material is then recycled by the folks at Fast Wrap themselves. They typically wrap anything "from generators to large boats and planes for shipping and transportation," says company ...

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