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Alan Matthews Bracewell Transport is one of a few long established haulage companies in Lancashire, providing road haulage services throughout the UK. We are family owned and run; our location is adjacent to the large motorway network which makes us ideally placed for all UK road haulage up to 15000kg.
Our fleet of vehicles includes curtain-sided wagons (with or without tail lifts), flat bed vehicles, vans, and pick-up trucks. The drivers of this haulage company are thoroughly professional and experienced in all aspects of road transport and haulage in the UK.
We transport a large selection of goods, and our customers come from almost all industries in the country. Call us up for carrying palletised goods, steelwork, machinery, and cargo for shipping. And, we’re perfectly fine with same day urgent deliveries, long distance, multi-drop, timed bookings, and collections. We’re here for you, for your business.
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Alan Matthews Bracewell Transport is amongst the most-trusted road haulage companies in the UK. Being in the UK’s road haulage industry for so long, we understand that no two businesses are same. That’s why we take time to understand your business so that our services exactly match your requirements. Contact us for a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective road transport and haulage services.
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Marcus A. Kennedy filed a lawsuit Nov. 15 in Madison County Circuit Court against Dale Williams Trucking Inc. and John S. Rickett.
Kennedy was driving east on Illinois Route 140 in November 2011, according to the complaint. Kennedy says Rickett, working for Dale Williams Trucking, was driving west on Route 140 and allegedly crossed the center line.
Kennedy contends his back and neck were hurt in the crash. He accuses the trucking company and its driver of negligence and asks for more than $100,000 in damages for lost wages, medical expenses and costs of the lawsuit.
Attorney Gregory M. Tobin of East Alton represents Kennedy.
Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-1919
A shipping line with many Filipino employees plans to make a donation of US$ 30 000 to help people affected by the typhoon. The company has a strong relationship with the Phillipines, as many Filipino seafarers serve aboard their vessels, and they have a maritime training centre in the islands.
Gordon Trucking, a truckload carrier based in Pacific, was bought by Heartland Express in a transaction valued at $300 million, the companies announced Monday.
The purchase will make Heartland, an Iowa-based trucking company, the fifth-largest asset-based trucking company in the country, with a combined total revenue of $1 billion.
Heartland CEO Michael Gerdin said he was happy the two companies could come to an agreement even though Gordon Trucking owners were hesitant at first.
We searched for many years for the best fit to expand our capabilities for customers, our opportunities for drivers, and our growth for our stockholders, Gerdin said in a statement. With GTI, Heartland acquires a major presence in the West, affording the combined customer base significant capacity nationwide through what is expected to be one of the five largest asset-based truckload fleets in North America.
Heartland acquired the company with approximately $300 million, consisting of cash, Heartland stock and assumed Gordon Trucking debt, before taking into account an additional $60 million in net present value of expected future cash tax savings, according to the statement.
Payment to Gordon Trucking stockholders and associated asset owners was approximately $110 million in cash and $40 million in Heartland s common stock. The Gordon family will retain a substantial portion of Heartland stock through 2017, becoming one of the company s largest stockholders.
Gordon Trucking co-owners Steve and Scott Gordon have also joined Heartland s management team, while their father, Larry Gordon, will retire after 50 years and join Heartland s board of directors. Steve Gordon said in an email that because the deal is a stock purchase, the business will continue to run as is with no layoffs or changes to current operations.
But, he said, Over time we ll look at where we can adopt best practices at both companies to achieve synergy, he said.
Gordon Trucking operates more than 2,000 trucks and delivers equipment, goods and supplies to shopping centers, manufactures and home-good stores across the United States, with a focus in the West.
Coral Garnick: 206-464-2422
Even as more food truck parks open around the city, one fact of the food truck business can’t be denied: it’s tough to keep on trucking day after day. Just as many food trucks close as open each year. Food truck life is a brutal business that requires long hours in an enclosed metal box that’s often far hotter and far smaller than any kitchen. Any profits you make have to be poured right back into making sure your mobile kitchen stays mobile. Competition is fierce. Restaurants don’t want you around, and the City of Houston seems to take their side on the matter.
That’s what makes food trucks like H-Town StrEATs rare in the trucking business. H-Town StrEATs1 was one of the first “new generation” food trucks to hit Houston three years ago food trucks that don’t necessarily specialize in tacos or other Central American fast food, like the old guard taco trucks which have roamed Houston’s streets for many years and is still going strong today. It keeps company with other new generation food trucks such as Phamily Bites2 and Bernie’s Burger Bus3 as proof that a good concept plus consistent daily execution is the recipe for success in this business.
It doesn’t hurt, of course, that owners Matt Opaleski and Jason Hill are still on board the truck personally every single day, nor that the two men have smartly kept their modern American menu a mix of classic favorites (the fried avocado taco, the shorty mac sandwich, the truffle-Parmesan fries) and new creations (today’s menu features oyster tacos4 in celebration of the beginning of oyster season5). Even the location for the truck remains consistent: you can usually find H-Town StrEATs parked outside Inversion Coffee House in Montrose several days a week at lunch.
That’s where I stopped by to visit Opaleski and Hill last week for a few old favorite dishes, although the truck was already out of its signature fried avocado tacos by the time I got there for a late lunch. Hill made it up by offering me a mahi-mahi taco instead, the fish tender under a sweet, tangy glaze and a crunchy cabbage slaw.
The shorty mac an artery-nuking sandwich of short rib debris and mac ‘n’ cheese was the best iteration of the H-Town StrEATs classic I could remember having, yet another reason for the truck’s longevity. And as usual, the Parmesan fries had the perfect amount of truffle oil on top (a divisive ingredient, but one that I love in the right quantities and applications), making the fries ever-so-faintly musky under their dusting of salty cheese.
Sadly, the ever-reliable H-Town StrEATs may soon be joining the ranks of the retired food trucks which have gone brick-and-mortar, such as Eatsie Boys6 and The Modular7. I have it on good authority that Hill and Opaleski are opening a doughnut shop in the same Heights neighborhood which will soon house Fat Cat Creamery’s ice cream shop, Hunky Dory, and Foreign Correspondents8. While it would be a loss for the food truck scene, I can only imagine the doughnuts that may emerge from Hill and Opaleski’s endless wellspring of creative cooking.
Fried avocado taco doughnuts? Probably not. But if this past weekend’s Lucky Dog charity dinner at which H-Town StrEATs served fried chicken strips sandwiched between two sweet doughnuts with a spicy Tabasco mash is any indication, the food truck scene’s loss would be the doughnut scene’s great gain.
- ^ H-Town StrEATs (twitter.com)
- ^ Phamily Bites (twitter.com)
- ^ Bernie’s Burger Bus (twitter.com)
- ^ features oyster tacos (twitter.com)
- ^ beginning of oyster season (www.houstoniamag.com)
- ^ Eatsie Boys (www.houstoniamag.com)
- ^ The Modular (www.houstoniamag.com)
- ^ Hunky Dory, and Foreign Correspondents (www.houstoniamag.com)
- ^ (See an example!) (www.houstoniamag.com)
Total soybean inspections for the week ended October 24 reached a record high on continued increases in shipments to Asia. Thanks to the strong soybean inspections, total grain inspections also were at a record high, 32% above the 3-year average. Inspections in the PNW were up 15% from last week and Mississippi Gulf inspections were up 6%. Corn inspections were 17% lower than last week and wheat inspections were down 21%, which was the lowest amount inspected since June 20. USDA’s Grain Transportation Report showed barge movement on the Mississippi River totaled 844,498 tons, up 6.2% from last week and 63.5% higher than the same time last year. For the week ended October 28, 533 grain barges moved down river, which was up 5% from the prior week. For the same time period, there were 813 barges unloaded at New Orleans, which was 4.2% higher than the previous week. During the week ended October 24, 44 grain vessels were loaded at the Gulf, up 13% from the same time last year and during the next 10 days, 63 vessels are expected to load at the Gulf. With strong demand for soybeans continuing and expectations for Brazil HRW wheat purchases to increase after removing their 10% import tariff until November 30, barge freight in some corridors and especially rail freight costs have increased.
Rail logistics have been a nightmare for the past few weeks thanks to an increase in export demand and also due to record corn, soybean and spring wheat harvests. Some grain elevators have been piling grain or turning grain away as rail cars are hard to come by and the secondary freight market, especially for shuttles, has moved sharply higher. USDA reported that storage capacity has been strained due to record yields and, with harvest not yet finished, many Midwestern states will need temporary and emergency grain storage to make room for the large crop size. With a large crop already harvested and more to come, the logistics snarl will continue and freight costs will continue to rise. Poor logistics and tight storage issues are also plaguing Canada after they reported larger-than-expected yields in both their canola and spring wheat harvest. According to some buyers, Canadian wheat has slowed considerably for sale in the U.S. and added to the logistic problems in the U.S. It also has caused spot spring wheat prices for loaded cars on track to remain firm. Sources in Canada have also remarked that there are wheat piles in areas where storage has been filled, especially with the extra canola harvested this fall.
For the week ended October 24, the secondary freight market for non-shuttle cars was trading at an average of $416.50 per car over tariff, according to the data provided by USDA. Shuttle freight, however, was at a huge premium and traded at an average of $1,100.00 per car over tariff in the secondary freight market with some elevators reporting that shuttle freight to the PNW rose as high as $2,500 per car last week. Just as a reminder, the BNSF and CPRS “sell” cars in weekly auctions for a price above current tariff rates that offer guarantee placements (a fee is paid by the railroad if cars are late) with cars awarded to the highest bidders. The holder of those cars is able to keep them or sell them, which created what is now known as the secondary freight market. USDA stated in the weekly GTR that, “Not since the fall harvest of 2010 when the Russian grain export ban unexpectedly increased demand for domestic rail capacity have bids in the secondary rail market commanded such high premiums.” Recently, the bid/offer market for November cars is showing non-shuttle trains trading at an average of $416.00 per car with the high at $733.00 and shuttle trains at $1,100.00 per car with a high of $1,675.00. Even with higher freight costs, soybean and even corn rail basis bids to the PNW rose 5 to 10 cents in the past week.
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Kari Fisher, ridealong partner of driver Lee Fisher and founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network, launched the new MTDAlerts app at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association s 40th-anniversary Heart of America trucking show Friday, Oct. 18. Since the launch, says Kari Fisher, we ve had 300-400 folks register to receive the text alerts the app enables, and that number just continues to grow.
Fisher says that app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android1 platforms, and in addition to enabling text alerts to drivers phones when a verified missing-driver report comes through, the app makes for a convenient method of reporting a sighting as well. If users think they ve spotted the truck, she says, they can use the report a sighting function within the app to send a GPS alert back to us to notify us that they have a possible sighting.
The alert network began as a Facebook group3 intended to leverage the nationwide community of millions of commercial drivers toward assisting carriers, family members and law enforcement in finding drivers reported missing out on the road. Today, it also boasts a website and central location for calls to report a missing driver4. Before reporting a driver missing to the network, says Fisher, carriers and family members are urged to get clarity on the year, make, model and color of the truck involved, likewise all registration numbers for the carrier on the truck s doors. A physical description of the driver with pictures if available, what truck stops he typically uses, any medical conditions he has, and other relevant information also helps, she says.
Search MTDAlerts on your Android or iPhone/iPad device s applications marketplace to install the app and register for alerts.
- ^ Android (play.google.com)
- ^ Download the app for Android. (play.google.com)
- ^ began as a Facebook group (www.overdriveonline.com)
- ^ boasts a website and central location for calls to report a missing driver (missingtruckdriver.com)
- ^ Download the app for iPhone/iPad. (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Helpful fleet partner for MTDAN in Lightning Logistics (www.overdriveonline.com)
- ^ Kari Fisher was honored in 2012 with the Making a Difference award at the Truck Driver Social Media Convention (www.overdriveonline.com)
Information in this crime blotter was obtained by Chesterfield Township police. Where arrests apply, they do not indicate convictions.
Car on landscaping bricks
A Chesterfield Township resident found his Cadillac Escalade propped on landscaping bricks Oct. 9 with the tires missing at the 26000 block of Joanne Smith, according to township police.
The theft took place the night before or early that morning and there were no known suspects at the time, police said.
Heroin and needle found in car
An off-duty Chesterfield Township police officer saw a swerving motorist around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 8 on I-94 near 21 Mile and called for a marked patrol unit to stop the vehicle, according to police.
The 25-year-old Macomb Township driver appeared disoriented and moved slowly. Police said they found a needle and suspected heroin in her vehicle. She was placed under arrest. Toxicology tests are pending.
A 20-year-old Clinton Township man and a 26-year-old Warren man were arrested around midnight Oct. 9 after allegedly stealing $1,393 worth of merchandise from the Wal-Mart store on Marketplace Boulevard, township police said.
Great West Casualty Company, at the Oregon Trucking Convention, presented Central Oregon-based Charlie Every Trucking with the Platinum Fleet Safety Award. The carrier was selected for the award from more than 745 nominees from across the country.
The program encourages safety in the trucking industry and recognizes companies in similar operations (truckload and less than truckload) with awards based on their year-end preventable accident results. Award criteria are based on category, miles recorded throughout the 2012 calendar year, and frequency of preventable accidents. Carriers were eligible to receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Participatory award.