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CHARLESTON, W.Va. Truck drivers from across West Virginia will be starting their engines this weekend in the Capitol City.
The event was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center. As part of it, the competitors take three tests: a written test, a pre-trip safety inspection test and then a field test behind the wheel.
West Virginia Trucking Association President Jan Vineyard said she likes watching the drivers improve.
This is what they do everyday, and they want to be safe, professional drivers and I m thrilled every year to get to know them better and see just how involved they are in doing what s right and being the best they can be, said Vineyard.
The drivers will compete in nine classes that include everything from smaller box trucks to those with sleeper cabs.
The winners advance to the American Trucking Associations National Truck Driving Championship, also called the Super Bowl of Safety, in August in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Vineyard said the trucking industry is vital to West Virginia and this event is vital to the industry s drivers.
Trucking is so important to West Virginia. Almost everything that you have comes by truck. This is good for the drivers, the trucking image and it s just very important overall, said Vineyard.
YAKIMA, Wash. Accidents are an unfortunate side of Yakima Valley’s busy streets and highways. They can be even more terrifying when it involves a big rig or tractor trailer.
“It takes a while getting used to driving a truck out on the highway, said Thomas Marrow, a truck driver of 22 years. I have experience witnessing some fairly bad accidents over the years.”
Tom tells KIMA he thinks accidents can happen anywhere. But he said it happens most often to drivers who become too comfortable or distracted. He said experience seems to help drivers become more responsible.
Tom said he’s driven through every state except for maybe four or five. And, he says this area of the country is known as one of the trickier places to drive through.
“Heavy rain, snow, creates some trouble through the passes, Tom said.
KIMA pulled the numbers on commercial vehicle accidents over the past three years. Every year, Kittitas County saw the most accidents, averaging about 80.
State Patrol says it s likely because of heavy traffic on Interstates 82 and 90.
Yakima County was second, averaging about 60 accidents per year. Officers say it’s likely because of the Agriculture industry. Counties like Benton and Franklin averaged between 20 and 30 a year.
Overall, commercial vehicle accidents increased in most counties in our area between 2011 and 2012. Benton County saw 15 more accidents. Franklin saw an increase of 8 accidents. Yakima jumped from 48 to 67 accidents.
Tom said the numbers don’t surprise him based on how many trucks are actually on the road.
“I think the accident rate is low compared to that, Tom said.Still, it’s a rate that most would like to see driven down.
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06 Jun, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Volvo Trucks today became the first North American manufacturer to announce plans to utilize a new, clean-burning alternative fuel to power its heavy-duty trucks. Dimethyl ether (DME) is a non-toxic, non-carcinogenic fuel that can be made from a variety of domestic, sustainable feedstocks and is currently used1 ;as a propellant in many household and cosmetic products. The announcement was made at the California State Capitol.
Volvo invested in the DME3 technology for the North American market because of the numerous benefits DME offers as an alternative to diesel fuel. DME mirrors the exceptional performance qualities and energy efficiency of diesel while also delivering a number of excellent environmental properties including the fact that it produces no soot. The company plans to commercialize DME-powered vehicles in 2015.
DME can be made from a variety of organic sources4, including biogas from food and animal waste, wastewater treatment facilities and landfills. When produced from biomass or biogas, DME can reduce CO2 by up to 95 percent compared to diesel.
DME can also be produced from North America s abundant supply of natural gas, and therefore has the potential to significantly reduce energy dependency. ; Converting natural gas to DME is an innovative way to address many of the distribution, storage and fueling challenges otherwise presented by natural gas as a heavy truck fuel.
We are proud to be a leader in providing alternative transportation solutions to the market, said Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales and Marketing. It is clear that DME technology shows great potential for North America and allows Volvo to further its commitment to both our customers and the environment.
The DME announcement is the latest example of Volvo s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility and developing alternative fuel drivelines. In 1972, Volvo first established a formal position on the environment, and in 1985, Volvo made environmental care a core value.
In 2007, Volvo showcased in Brussels seven commercial vehicles powered by seven different CO2-neutral fuels, one of which was DME. The company demonstrated these vehicles in U.S. operation in 2008, in conjunction with the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC).
Nyberg was joined at the California State Capitol by Cliff Rechtschaffen, senior energy and environmental advisor to California Gov. Jerry Brown, and by executives from Oberon Fuels, which has developed skid-mounted, small-scale production units that can convert various feedstocks into DME.
It s exciting to have a global leader like Volvo Trucks partnering with California companies to develop innovative technology in the Golden State, said Kish Rajan, director of the Governor s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). ; The State of California continues to attract the most dynamic companies in the world and GO-Biz looks forward to helping Volvo and Oberon maximize the benefits of DME as a commercial transportation fuel.
Volvo s DME technology will be available in a Volvo D13 engine, the top-selling heavy-duty engine in the world. The DME-powered vehicles will join a line-up that already includes Volvo VNM and VNL models that can be specified to run on compressed or liquefied natural gas. ; The company will also introduce its own proprietary LNG compression-ignition engine North America s first fully integrated natural gas solution in Volvo VNL models next year.
With the addition of DME-powered vehicles to our alternative fuel lineup, Volvo will offer the industry s most comprehensive approach to the developing North American alternative fuel market, Nyberg said.
Volvo Trucks North America s operations and products are guided by the company s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VN, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.
The Volvo Group is one of the world s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2012, the Volvo Group s sales amounted to $45 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com6 or www.volvogroup.mobi7 if you are using your mobile phone.
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The East Coast Truckers have rolled into Great Yarmouth for the bank holiday weekend raising funds ahead of the children s convoy this summer.
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HGVs have been parked up on Marine Parade all weekend and will be joined by vintage trucks tomorrow for three days of fundraising.
Drivers and helpers are meeting members of the public, letting them climb aboard the trucks, selling memorabilia and tickets to this year s charity ball which takes place at the Holiday Inn North in Norwich on June 8.
Lots of people know about the August bank holiday convoy to Pleasurewood Hills but probably aren t aware of all the other things that the charity does to help disabled and disadvantaged children, said Derek Thorndyke, East Coast Truckers fundraising and events planning manager.
The truckers are on Yarmouth seafront, outside Joyland, until from 4pm today and again from 10am to 4pm tomorrow.
For details on the charity ball, see www.eastcoasttruckers.org.
The four winners of Seedcamp Week Berlin1 were announced yesterday at the mentoring event taking place at art and coworking space The Wye2, representing a spread of startups from trucking logistics to porn for fishing .
In addition to a move to Seedcamp s base at Google Campus in London, where they will join the full year-long programme and an extensive US roadtrip, they will also receive investment from Seedcamp and access to the incubator s network of more than 2,000 mentors and investors around the world.
With Mini Seedcamps already spread to Belgrade, Kiev, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Stockholm, Europe s influential micro-seed investment and mentoring programme has heard pitches from a huge range of startups. The new Seedcamp family members are from Nottingham, Stockholm, Belgrade and Istanbul (a new territory for Seedcamp):
Vuk Nikoli and Vuka in Stojkov from Serbia founded Truck Track3. Vuk s family have owned a small a trucking business for 15 years, and as a boy he built an online system for his mother to manage the dozen or so documents needed for each single shipping route. It worked so well she started selling it to other trucking companies.
Vuk has already worked on two previous startups, and his partner Vuka in is already a major figure in the Serbian tech scene, running the NGO SEE ICT4, which has helped build the startup ecosystem in Serbia.
In a completely different space, Smartward5 s founders claim that their app will save lives. A task management application for hospitals, it s designed to reduce human error, specifically when patients are handed over between doctors. Dr Michelle Teo, founder and qualified medical doctor, claims that every 48 hours around 1,000 people around the world die due to human errors in hospitals, often due to these sheets getting lost, which cause important tasks to get delayed or overlooked.
The product is beginning a trial in an NHS hospital, which will be critical to prove their concept, and they have a very impressive advisory board to carry them forward alongside Seedcamp.
The third winner, Countly6 from Turkey is a real-time mobile analytics tool, offering clients a detailed insight into the movements and actions of users within a mobile app. Countly is open source and is currently looking for for translators in Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Hungarian and 10+ other languages, to take their product global.
Onur Soner, founder, discussed how dynamic Istanbul is for a startup founders, and how the ecosystem helped him develop this idea.
Finally, FishBrain7 from Sweden, was described as porn for people who love fishing . It provides a social platform for anglers to post photos of fish they ve caught and brag on their success. It also uses everything from weather data to feedback on success rates for different baits to help anglers catch bigger and better fish.
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