700 beer kegs missing

Posted in April 29th, 2011
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Somewhere between New Jersey‘s Linden airport and Newark, a container load filled with almost 700 beer kegs was relieved of it’s sudsy load. Given that the container was found, sans the 689 kegs and it’s associated beerful goodness, on Sunday, we can assume that some rediculous deals on kegs of Peroni should start to appear […]

New Program for Auto Transport Providers from FMCSA

Posted in April 20th, 2011
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – the Department of Transportation body charged with drafting safety regulations for transport companies such as trucking outfits and bus operators – has launched a program called CSA (Compliance Safety Accountability) in late 2010. This program aims to improve automobile transport safety by collecting targeted data concerning the records […]

Devastating Tornadoes Strike Midwest

Posted in April 18th, 2011
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This month has seen the most devastating crop of tornado activity in several years, as over 240 twisters have wrecked towns and caused 45 deaths across North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas and a number of other states. While none of the tornadoes reached the maximum strength of EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita damage scale, there were […]

Manhattan Police Scandal Delivers

Posted in April 14th, 2011
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Manhattan local news site DnaInfo reports that dozens of island police officers have been implicated, and many already arrested, in a giant ticket-fixing investigation. A major citywide dredging effort has turned up widespread abuses by officers and supervisors, who let friends and relatives off the hook for traffic offenses, in some instances by tampering with […]

Success is not about never falling down

Posted in April 9th, 2011
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Excellent video to illustrate that while the most successful people and companies may fall down, the key is how they rise again!

Texas: The Lone Bolide State

Posted in April 8th, 2011
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This just in: We wrote yesterday about efforts in Texas to raise the speed limit to a headspin-inducing 85mph on select highways, and today, the efforts were crowned with success. Texas is now officially the fastest state in the nation – given that there’s paltry train service and not much in the way of local […]

America is a Big Country

Posted in April 7th, 2011
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BikePortland.org reports on a bill currently making its way through the statehouse in Salem, OR, that would recalculate block grants for school transportation (read: big yellow buses). One of the consequences of the bill may be a lighter emphasis on busing, and according to human-powered transport advocates such as The Bicycle Transportation Alliance, the bill […]

Pasha Hawaii Prepares to Unveil New Vessel

Posted in April 6th, 2011
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The Honolulu-based company Pasha Hawaii, has recently announced that it will combine containerized capacity with roll-on roll-off cargoes in a new ship. This ship will be available in 2013 and they claim it will eliminate the reliance on trans-ship containerized cargo between Honolulu and neighboring islands. This is good news for Maui vacation rentals and […]

New Safer Shipping System from Conway

Posted in April 1st, 2011
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Avoid goods that tumble and destroy each other with Con-way’s new SafeStack shipping system! A number of convenient and safe fastening features are now pre-installed in all Con-way transport trucks. Those include: aircraft-quality, heavy-duty aluminum racking crossbeams that alleviates vertical stress and cuts down on crushing damage; a customizable anchoring system that allows for flexibility […]