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WAYLAND (WKZO) — Greenway Trucking Company in Allegan is looking at its options now that a weekend fire has destroyed its repair shop. Co-owner Roger Van Bolkinburg says it may be a while before a cause is determined due to how much damage was done. Greenway Trucking owners plan to rebuild. They will have to rent a temporary location for the repair garage and lost thousands of dollars worth of equipment in the Saturday morning fire.
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San Francisco Freight Forwarding Service Can Assist You to a Great Extent
, 5 September 2013 — There are multiple responsibilities that remain associated along with a San Francisco freight forwarding professional. The role of the professional is assuming greater significance.
There can be no denying that overseas shipping can be a complex matter. In fact, there is a plethora of complications that remain associated with such as service. If you are considering the option of exploring freight forwarding services, it is important to hold a fairer degree of understanding about the processes involved. You will find it a lot harder to find an accomplished service provider if you are unaware about the responsibilities of a freight forwarder in San Francisco.
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The normal responsibilities of a freight forwarder involve performing a detailed and exhaustive study on the best route pertaining to the business consignments. The suitable route can only be determined by taking into account a number of parameters including duration of shipping, corresponding costs and fragile merchandise. The freight forwarder is also supposed to prepare documentation pertaining to a number of aspects including packing requirements, custom clearances and insurance coverage. Responsibilities of freight forwarding service providers include making available secured and economical solutions pertaining to the need of the business proprieties.
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A freight forwarding service professional remains responsible for maintaining a healthy collaboration along with the forwarding firms and many other relevant parties. The collaboration needs to be performed in such a manner that both the parties can benefit from truly efficient operations. A freight forwarder is also expected to serve the responsibilities of an adviser and stockbroker while performing complex custom negotiations. You can also expect a forwarder to make available for your advantage consolidation services through various means including sea passage, air and land.
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There can truly remain little doubt that freight forwarding is an essential business activity that demands importance. Do you know as to what might be the reason behind the same? If there remains the least degree of negligence on the part of the forwarding service provider offering services in San Francisco, there remains every possibility of confiscation of goods. This can truly result in huge financial loss. You need to bear in mind the truth that forwarding is an essential service that assumes immense importance in the modern business scenario. If you consider resting all your hopes on a professional forwarder, it is always possible to save a considerable amount of money and time. There remains the least degree of suspicion that hiring the services of a true professional can assist you to a great extent.
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Aerodynamic trailer designed with CGI software
A NEW aerodynamic lorry designed by a Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer is cutting fuel and design costs for businesses.
Dr Peter Twigg, from the School of Engineering, helped Altrincham-based Cartwright Group design more efficient trailers for commercial vehicles which would drastically reduce drag and save on fuel costs.
Now, predicted three-year turnover at the firm is 18million thanks to the new design approach.
Dr Twigg and KTP Associate Anthony Bukowski were working with the firm through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) – a venture involving companies, higher education institutions and academics with the aim of helping to turn the knowledge that businesses are seeking into projects.
And thanks to Dr Twigg s use of 3-D modelling on the effects of wind on the trailer, the company was able to save thousands on prototype costs as well as showing potential customers just what the new trailer can do.
While his work over the four-year project earned him the outstanding grade from the KTP its highest accolade.
Dr Twigg said: About four years ago I was involved with preliminary discussion with John Cartwright from the company to use CGI software to model wind flowing over trailer models just a visual thing, it didn t give information out.
He was very interested in developing that into a full KTP proposal. The actual project aim was to develop a high-efficient, low-carbon trailer. He was particularly interested in not just optimising the design but to be able to pull the potential trailer model instantly in the 3-D wind tunnel.
It can now be seen on roads up and down the country being hauled by some of the nation s biggest firms, such as ASDA.
Dr Twigg added: It was two-fold, they already had highly efficient trailers but had problems communicating that to customers. They could show the customers how it worked with the 3-D modelling.
It was also very expensive to build prototypes to try out new designs, so it could be done in the virtual world instead at lower costs.
It substantially lowers fuel use. It will pay for itself several times over.
“I see the trailers everywhere now and it is quite a nice thing.
Manchester Metropolitan University is a leading university for the professions and a powerful driver of the North West economy.
The University educates and trains large numbers of the region s legal and business professionals, scientists, engineers, teachers, health workers and creative professionals. It enjoys an excellent reputation for teaching and applied research and is a recognised innovator in partnership working with its local communities. The University is currently investing almost 300 million in its estate and facilities.
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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Release Date: 05/07/2013Contact Information: Darcy O Connor, EPA, 303-312-6392, firstname.lastname@example.org Matthew Allen, EPA, 303-312-6085, email@example.com
Penalty marks the final chapter for EPA cleanup action near Flathead Lake from hauling accident(Denver, Colo., May 7, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Keller Transportation, Inc. (Keller) has agreed to pay penalties totaling $83,500 to settle Clean Water Act claims related to a 2008 tanker truck spill approximately 500 feet from the shores of Flathead Lake and within the exterior boundaries of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Nation. The tanker spill resulted in more than 6,300 gallons of gasoline entering springs along Flathead Lake, impacting groundwater as well as the lake. The proposed settlement addresses violations of the Oil Pollution Act, which prohibits the discharge of oil to waters of the U.S.
Truck accidents can have a significant impact on the environment and in this case caused a threat to public health, said Mike Gaydosh, EPA enforcement director in Denver. This penalty serves as a strong reminder that every effort must be taken to avoid accidents and spills when hauling hazardous materials. EPA will take necessary steps to protect the public.
The tanker truck accident occurred on April 2, 2008 and was determined to have been caused due to excessive speed around a curve on Montana Highway 35 in Lake County, Montana, resulting in the second tanker trailer striking a rock embankment causing the trailer to rupture. Gasoline from the tanker discharged onto the embankment directly up gradient from Flathead Lake, impacting the seeps, springs, and adjoining shorelines of the Flathead Lake. Fumes from the spill resulted in the evacuation of five homes along the lake for nearly a year.
EPA, in coordination with CSKT, has been working with Keller on the clean up at the site since April 2008. In May 2008 and amended September 2008, EPA issued an administrative order to Keller for the remediation activities that were necessary at the site. Remediation activities have included installation of air abatement systems in the affected homes, ongoing air monitoring, removal and appropriate disposal of contaminated soil, and installation of a groundwater collection trench and permanent water treatment system to treat the contaminated groundwater.
Annual air monitoring has indicated that the abatement systems are working properly as there have been no identified indoor air violations in the affected homes in the past three years. Groundwater sampling shows that the area of contamination is decreasing, but there are still high levels of contamination in the main spill pathway. Keller will continue to operate the water treatment system under the requirements of EPA s administrative order until such time as EPA determines that appropriate clean up levels have been met. Keller has complied with all the cleanup requests that have been required by EPA.
For more information on the Oil Pollution Act requirements:
- ^ http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/lawsregs/opaover.htm (www.epa.gov)
- ^ http://epa.gov/oem/content/reporting/index.htm (epa.gov)
All New Super Rad Merch: Gettin there. March, I think. You guys will kinda go nuts for what we re brewing up. It ll be worth the wait.
Real Science Adventures (vol 2): Totally written, 33% drawn and colored. Looking great so far!
Atomic Robo: Last Stop: On schedule for mid-2013 worldwide release.
Atomic Robo: the Action Science RPG: I believe the game text is done? Some small changes and additions here and there as we move on to layout, proofs, etc. come March/April. But should be on schedule for a summer release.
Atomic Robo Free Comic Book Day 2013: Done! It ll be at your local shop on Free Comic Book Day. Enjoy!
Vol 8, ATOMIC ROBO AND THE SAVAGE SWORD OF DR. DINOSAUR: Totally written and Scott s complaining about every page of the first issue now. That s another way to say he s working on it.
Real Science Adventures (vol 3): Still a toss up between three different ideas. Maybe four. Don t see why we would not get started on it this summer.
Vol 9, Atomic Robo and the Knights of the Golden Circle: Still conceivable we ll get to this toward the end of the year. Of course, I should finish writing it first.