Lightweight, low-cab-forward LoadStar refuse truck on display

Navistar showed off its International LoadStar lightweight, low-cab-forward refuse truck this week at Waste Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. The truck, which was officially unveiled at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, was built for severe-duty applications such as waste and recycling. “We talked to drivers to better understand their needs, what is missing from the…

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Manufacturing confidence bodes well for freight

“Optimism regarding the U.S. economy among U.S. industrial manufacturers improved markedly during the first quarter of 2012, while views of the worldwide economy remain guarded, improving only modestly due to continued high levels of uncertainty.” –Barry Misthal, global industrial manufacturing leader for global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Sometimes in the rough-and-tumble world of freight you’ve just…

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Strategic alliance to provide automated, cardless fleet fueling

Austin, TX-based eFueling Technologies,a provider of automated fleet fueling software and transaction processing equipment for automated unattended fueling, today announced a strategic alliance with Franklin, TN-based truckstop fuel transaction processor QuikQ.  The agreement introduces eFueling to the 54-billion gallon per year truckstop market, and expands QuikQ’s product line to serve unattended-terminal business opportunities. Terms of…

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