Whilton Mill Circuit, the home of Stars at Whilton Mill, have testing available for owner driver on the following dates:
- Monday 10th June
- Wednesday 12th June
- Thursday 13th June
- Monday 17th June
- Tuesday 18th June
- Wednesday 19th June
Times will be 10am till 4pm, with costs for members of 30 and 40 for non-members on a Wednesday and 50 every other day.
The petitioner in this case, American Trucking Associations, whose members include many short-haul drayage trucking companies that move cargo in and out of port, sued the Port and City of Los Angeles seeking an injunction against the agreements requiring the drayage trucking companies to affix placards on each truck with a phone number to report concerns, and to submit an off-street parking plan for each truck. Justice Kagan delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court, which held that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA) expressly preempts the concession agreement s placard and parking requirements. Section 14501(c)(1) of the FAAAA preempts a state law, regulation, or other provision having the force and effect of law related to a price, route, or service of any motor carrier . . . with respect to the transportation of property. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion.12
On a lighter note, page 2 of the Court s opinion contains a sly reference to a 1982 radio hit:
Under the contract, a company may transport cargo at the Port in exchange for complying with various requirements. The two directly at issue here compel the company to (1) affix a placard on each truck with a phone number for reporting environmental or safety concerns (You ve seen the type: How am I driving? 213 867 53093 ) and (2) submit a plan listing off-street parking locations for each truck when not in service.
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Recommended Citation: Tom Goldstein, Details on American Trucking Association v. Los Angeles, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 13, 2013, 11:47 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/details-on-american-trucking-association-v-los-angeles/
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I ve never been hit by a car, but I imagine it s a pretty stressful situation. I m not sure I d be able to stay as calm as this gentleman seems to be. According to the video, this man was hit by a rather large truck, and jumped on that truck s hood as it tried to flee the scene. Another driver pulls up alongside the truck, and the man politely asks the other driver to call the police. That s poise under pressure.
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The terms freight broker and freight forwarder are some of the most misused in the shipping or freight business. Some people even use them interchangeably but the truth is that the two sets of services are as different as day and night although they complement one another to facilitate smooth shipping of goods between carrier and shipper. The freight broker is simply a liaison or intermediary between the shipper and the carrier.
There is a difference between freight brokerage and freight forwarding
Freight brokers use technological tools and their deep knowledge of the shipping or freight industry to connect shippers to the best freight companies in the market and vice versa. For this service, the freight brokers are usually paid a certain commission. They play an important role in the industry as they help shippers find the most reliable carriers and a good rate while also assisting carriers in easily finding the goods to move into new markets. Freight brokers do not handle goods and are usually not held legally responsible for any damages or losses that the shipper may accrue.
Freight forwarders on the other hand operate warehouses and serve as shipping agents who move goods onwards to new destinations. Freight forwarders bring the advantage of the intricate knowledge of the import and export rules, paperwork, freight costs, insurance, packing advise, expertise in ocean and air freight and other details relating to government regulations and foreign trade. While freight brokers are usually licensed by their respective state and national governments, the freight forwarders are licensed by the international bodies IATA (International Air Transport Association) and the Federal Maritime Association for air and ocean freight forwarding respectively. It is also the freight forwarders that issue the bills of lading during shipping.
The U.S. is poised to become a net exporter of liquefied petroleum gases for the first year ever as shale-based energy production jumps, prompting new orders for specialized ships to haul propane and butane.
Daily LPG shipments equated to a record 194,000 barrels in last year s first 11 months, outpacing imports at 169,700 barrels, U.S. Energy Information Administration figures show. That s the first time the country was a net exporter in records going back to 1973, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Total seaborne trade in LPG will come to 100.6 million metric tons this year, up about 16 percent from 2010, estimates by German transportation lender DVB Bank SE show. U.S. exports will exceed 5 million tons this year, against 3.7 million tons in 2012, before reaching 7 million tons next year, London-based shipbroker Braemar Seascope Ltd. predicts.
After that, it s anybody s guess, Nick Wright, a shipbroker at Braemar who specializes in organizing charters for gas carriers hauling LPG, said by phone Feb. 13. Some have predicted they ll be as much as 20 million tons by 2020.
LPG is a byproduct from refining oil and purifying natural gas, according to the EIA. Hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, of shale rock formations from Texas to West Virginia has boosted U.S. supplies of gas. LPG, used to manufacture petrochemicals and also for heating and cooking, is converted to liquid form for shipping by pressurization and cooling to minus 42 degrees Celsius (minus 44 degrees Fahrenheit).
Increased U.S. production is leading to orders at shipyards for vessels designed to transport LPG as well as other petrochemical gases including ethane, said Stephen Wilson, director of Braemar Seascope s gas department.
We are seeing a game-changer because of this era of shale gas, Wilson said in a Feb. 8 interview. The extra production planned of LPG and petrochemical gases is going to have a major impact, but nobody s 100 percent sure of what types of ships will be needed and numbers required.
BW Group Ltd. has 12 very large gas carriers that haul propane and butane, the biggest fleet, data from IHS Fairplay show. The Bermuda-based shipowner owns 47 gas carriers of all types, according to its website.
Billionaire John Fredriksen was among shipowners who ordered eight VLGCs in the last six months as shipyard prices fell as low as $62 million from the high of $95 million in 2006. Each vessel can hold 80,000 cubic meters (2.83 million cubic feet) of cargo.
The fleet of 150 VLGCs will swell by 13 ships this year and a further 10 in 2014, Braemar s Wright said. Orders for another four vessels have yet to be confirmed, he said, predicting deliveries of the carriers in 2015.
Evergas, a Copenhagen-based shipper of petrochemical gases, last month ordered vessels that can haul ethane or liquefied natural gas from the U.S., Vice President Ralph Juhl said in an interview Feb. 13. He gave no information on the order s size.
Petrochemical manufacturer Ineos Group Holdings will charter the ships, each with a capacity of 27,500 cubic meters, under long-duration accords once they enter service starting in 2015 to transport ethane to Norway from the U.S., Juhl said.
LPG from the U.S. is cheaper than the biggest suppliers in the Middle East, which account for about 35 million tons a year of the estimated 85 million-ton global seaborne trade, according to Braemar.
The cost to ship 44,000 tons of LPG to Japan from Saudi Arabia, the benchmark route, advanced 0.6 percent to $40.59 a ton, according to the Baltic Exchange, a London-based assessor of freight costs. Rates gained in eight of the 10 sessions so far this month after averaging $38.75 in January, the lowest since October 2010, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
VLGCs will be able to navigate the expanded Panama Canal once wider locks under construction open in 2015, according to Braemar. Access to the waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans will shorten voyage times, in turn cutting shipping costs and reducing the expense of exporting LPG to Asia from the U.S., the shipbroker says.
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The Export Procedure
When you receive an export order you should ask the buyer for prompt payment by letter of credit. The buyers bank overseas will arrange this. It will ensure you are paid as long as you deliver the goods with no change in your agreed terms or else you will lose the goods and not be paid. Place an order with your UK supplier and inform the buyer of this. You should then instruct a freight forwarder to arrange transport from your supplier to a port convenient for the buyer. You can do this yourself but the cost of having a forwarder do this makes your job much easier.
When the goods are ready simply hand them over to your forwarder to arrange carriage to the buyer. All packing, insurance, shipping and customers matters are handled by them. Just as when importing, all customers matters, taxes etc. are the responsibility of the buyer not you as agent. When the buyers bank receives confirmation that you have delivered the goods intact they will release what you are owed. The buyer cannot stop payment unless you are at fault so this is very safe. If you have made arrangements for credit with your supplier you can earn interest on this money and you would not have needed any capital to start.
Follow up each export transaction with a view to getting more orders. Also consider any imports your overseas buyer might offer you. A two way trade with contacts overseas is a good way of building up a long and lucrative
The import-export business is considered by many people as very profitable and this is true. Unfortunately, many are put off because it looks so complicated. In reality import-export is little more complicated than internet marketing, but over international boundaries. The knowledge of how to do it can be gained in one transaction and is extremely valuable. One of the great advantages of internet marketing is that it is rarely essential to have any significant capital to start. The payments system makes this possible. And, it is not only large corporations who deal in the business you can make your business look large and professional from the start! There are already many small one-man import-export business.
And, as international trade grows, bound to be room for more. You really do not need to undertake extensive courses or buy expensive manuals to start up in import-export. Using google search engine is an excellent, easy way of starting in export or import business. In addition, your local Small Firms Service is a useful source of help. Get busy by using the search engines to get import export directories of different countries and list your own business company where necessary. Other than that there are no magical way of finding an import or export opportunity. It is just a matter of taking the first step !
SOUTH Africa s largest independent transportation andlogistics company, Natro Freight, has established a new subsidiarycompany aimed at bringing greater black ownership and professionalexpertise into the white-dominated transportation industry.
The new company, Natro Freight Fuel and Chemical Logistics,will immediately have a 26% black-owner-ship component, with fullmanagement and operational roles in the hands of experienced blackprofesscrusher conveyors belt india1ionals, says the maths and computer sciences graduatewho will head the new company, Lungelo Twalo.
The new company will provide a vehstone crusher manufacturers in africa2icle forpreviously-disadvantaged individuals in the specialised area oftransporting fuel, chemicals and similar products. It s an exprebottle crusher and conveyors3ssion of our belief in broad-basedeconomic empower- ment, rather than individual enrichment, says Natro Freight MD Ian Lockett.
The move is a signifprocesses in a quarry4icant extension of Natro Freight sexisting empowerment-based programmes, which began in 1998 with theoutsourcing of lucrative transportation contracts to its owndrivers. Seventeen owner-drivers who now distribute Castrol and BPlubricants across the country on behalf of the company arebeneficiaries of what Twalo describes as one of the transport andlogistics industry s first and most successful ventures intoowner-driver partnerships.
We pioneered this kind of initiative before it became theimperative it is today.
We are now going a step further and setting up a company inwhich blacks will have substantial direct control and ownership. This is genuine empowerment, not window-dressing. Itis not a give-away. I see every prospect that the companywill eventually be majority black-owned, says Lockett.
Twalo, Buhle Waste founder and MD, says the Natro Freightinitiative goes beyond the established owner-driver empowermentformula. Owner-driver outsourcing is an excellent concept,and it is working. But it now needs to be developed furtherwith the injection of black professional management and operationalexpertise, says Twalo. He adds that the eight blackprofessionals initially joining Natro Freight Fuel & ChemicalLogistics are all experienced in transportation, logistics andinventory management.
DAF Trucks N.V. – One of the largest and progressively developing manufacturing facilities in Europe, issuing heavy vehicles. DAP production capacity is concentrated in Belgium (Westerlo), where available cab and axle, and the Dutch Eindhoven, where the capacity for the production of engines, spare parts and the assembly line itself. In two European enterprises DAP employs over 5500 employees.
DAF is one of the division of Paccar, specializing in the production of trucks and vladeyuey also such brands and production companies as Foden, Kenworth, Peterbilt – widely known in the U.S. market trucks. DAF Trucks in corporate strategy focused more on the European market, where the DAP was able to confidently consolidate, gain the trust of the consumer and the best expert advice.
Every seventh sold in Western Europe, new truck – a car DAF. In the segment of vehicles carrying capacity of over 15 tons DAFu belongs to about 14.5% of the European market in the segment of vehicles 6-15 tonnes – 9.6%. Data – in 2006, when DAF sold about 44,325 trucks and over 11,875 units of medium technology.
Range of new DAF trucks now represented by the following three series trucks: DAF CF, DAF XF and DAF LF.
Truck DAF XF 105 voted “Best in the world truck” in 2007 at last year’s Hannover Fair (the largest exhibition in the world of trucks). The main advantages of the truck DAF jury are: XF105 truck to transport heavy loads over long distances has new exterior and interior design, the new location of the chassis and a powerful economic engine for long service life of 12.9 liter PACCAR MX in two models, the Euro 4 and Euro 5. In addition, the company offers DAF heavy-duty trucks in the market a series of XF, for the transport of special cargo. Thus, DAF XF105 FTM is suitable for transporting heavy and special cargo train consisting of up to 120 tons. Cab truck – Space Cab and Super Space Cab – stand perfect ergonomic and very spacious. Russian market is more familiar with the trucks DAF XF 95 (Euro 3).
Another series of vehicles DAF – DAF CF also developed solutions for DAF trucks extremely wide range of transportation problems, mainly for use as a heavy-duty truck and chassis for road construction equipment, heavy mode. In this case, the designers task was to bring the profitability from each kilometer run to the highest possible value. Up the effort – easy to operate and easy to maintain, large capacity and low operating costs. Trucks DAF CF produced with engines of Euro 3/4/5, which in various versions available power from 220 to 510 hp Selecting Configuration: 4×2, 6×2, 6×4, 8×2, 8×4. The choice of cabins DAF CF – full-time, with one or two beds.
Segment DAF trucks from 6 to 21 tonnes gross vehicle weight is a series of trucks DAF LF, provided by the manufacturer in the spring of 2006. Machinery DAF LF is equipped completely new line of high-tech engines PACCAR, improved layout chassis and cab with a new interior design and ultra-modern look. Truck chassis differs completely flat surface, which facilitates installation of any kind of machinery. Since the summer of 2007 medium and heavy DAF LF became available to European customers in the configuration with the engines Euro 5.
In Russia, the interests of DAF Trucks since 2002 is represented by “VH NV”, which implements both new and used trucks DAF. Sales of the new DAF vehicles in Russia does not exceed the current of 400 trucks a year. Interestingly enough, that low (compared to their main competitors) sales management Russian representative explained overcrowding orders for European plant DAP and low dynamics of funding and developing a network of service partners in Russia.
ROBERT AND Aline Crumb will be making a rare public appearance in the UK exclusively at the Comica Festival 2012, the 9th London International Comics Festival.
The Comica Festival is spreading across the month of November and across assorted venues all over London, the Crumbs will be present to launch their collected autobiographical comics in an essential hardcover compendium Drawn Together, published in the UK by Knockabout Comics.
The venue, date and time for your diaries are: Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 on Saturday November 3rd at 6.30pm.
With many tickets already sold, to book simply sign up for the Comica Newsletter at www.comicafestival.com and you will be sent the next mailing with a secret URL. Please note that Robert Crumb is not expected to sign, and Aline may be signing but only copies of Drawn Together. Tickets include a complimentary drink.
Other guests at the Comica Festival 2012 include Alison Bechdel, Bryan Talbot, Kevin O’Neill, Joann Sfar, Oliver Frey, Posy Simmonds and Line Hoven.