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ATA Congratulates Ray Martinez on Confirmation as FMCSA Administrator

American Trucking Associations – and its federation partners – congratulated Ray Martinez on his confirmation as the sixth head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. “As a state safety official in both New York and New Jersey, Ray Martinez was a model of professionalism and fairness,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “He is an exceptional choice to lead FMCSA and now that he has been confirmed, we look forward to working with him to advance the cause of highway safety.” “I want to congratulate Ray on his confirmation to be FMCSA Administrator. He was a true safety partner when he oversaw New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles,...

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National Association of Convenience Stores Warns Of Harm to Motorists and Job-Creating Small Businesses If Interstate Rest Stops Are Commercialized

Paige Anderson, director of government relations at NACS, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed infrastructure investment plan, which envisions allowing states to commercialize rest stops along Interstate Highways and increase interstate tolling on existing federal highways: “NACS and its members strongly support increased investments in our nation’s infrastructure, especially in the transportation system.  But we don’t believe that infrastructure planning should involve sacrificing the investments of small businesses located along interstate highways and the thousands of jobs they create. “In creating the Interstate Highway System, Congress saw the potential to create new commercial opportunities for adjoining towns and rural areas – and the danger to these...

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KROHNE Announces New OPTICHECK Flowmeter Verification Tool

KROHNE, Inc. now offers the OPTICHECK flowmeter verification tool, providing in-situ verification for mass and other flowmeters. The OPTICHECK enables operators to perform preventive maintenance and responsive service to ensure that installed flowmeters are performing to specification. When the OPTICHECK tool is connected in-line on site, it gathers measuring data to ensure that the flowmeter is performing within 1% of the factory calibration, with a confidence level of 95%. The baseline for comparison can be historic repair data from the factory or on-site test results after performing a full verification. The lightweight, portable OPTICHECK is capable of verification of...

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ACE Praises Industry Recognition Of Outgoing President

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings thanks the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for recognizing outgoing ACE Board President Ron Alverson’s contributions to the industry with the 2018 RFA Ethanol Industry Award at the 23rd Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC) in San Antonio, Texas, today. “ACE is very grateful Bob Dinneen recognized Ron Alverson with the 2018 RFA Industry Award for the work he is doing to improve the reputation of corn farming and corn ethanol production,” Jennings said. “No one is more committed, passionate, or relentless than Ron at explaining, with scientific data, that the carbon...

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AIMS Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation & Success

AIMS, Inc., a leading provider of strategic accounting software for wholesale petroleum marketers, is pleased to announce that they are celebrating their 50th year, “golden” anniversary. “When my Dad started AIMS, he was committed to providing the best customer support possible.  Fifty years later, we continue to honor his commitment and dedication to making a positive impact on every client we serve.”   Robert Canterbury, President AIMS flagship product, COMPAS Commander, has been adopted by wholesale distributors throughout the continental United States.  Their structured implementation process allows for a smooth and easy transition to Commander and is one of the...

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