Equipment financing index up 20% in April

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association on Wednesday, May 23, announced that its Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for April was $6.1 billion, up 20 percent from volume of $5.1 billion in the same…

Diesel engine has a place in the clean energy future

Although alternative power is a hot topic in the transportation industry these days, diesel engines still have much to contribute to the clean and efficient energy future, according to Andreas Hoyler, manager engine lab and emissions, diesel systems in North America for Robert Bosch, LLC. Fleet Owner recently had the…

Reaction positive to stability-control proposal

Back in 2010, Con-way Freight ordered 1,300 Freightliner tractors equipped with Meritor Wabco’s Roll Stability Control system. That order followed Con-way’s participating in a test program in 2009 in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The testing was part…

Oklahoma Trucking Training

Commercial trucking is a fast growing industry in the United States. As the need for more cargo transport rises, so does the need for new drivers. The state of Oklahoma has a number of training schools and programs available to aspiring truckers. Each offers different programs and payment options. Prospective…

Training for Freight Broker Agent

Freight broker agents can be found in transportation companies managing shipments. A freight broker agent may also be known as cargo and freight agents. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2008 Occupational Employment Statistics, cargo and freight agents earned an average rate of $18.67 per hour…


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