TORONTO, ON — There used to be good money in the liquid bulk business. The required equipment is so specialized that it presented somewhat of a barrier to entry into the market. That’s still the case, but there are more players in the game now, and competition is keeping rates at near-1980s levels. Fleets, both private and for-hire, are now trying to make up for the low rates by optimizing their trailer spec’s to increase utilization and carrying capacity.
GREENSBORO, NC – Volvo Trucks North America is showing how people are reacting to sneak peeks at its new VNR regional hauler, which will be officially unveiled on April 20 during the Expocam truck show in Montreal.
MISSISSAUGA-The busiest tanker-washing facility in Canada has 12 full time washer/technicians scouring out up to 65 trailers a day. Tuesday morning of this week, their shop just got a lot bigger, and the people who work there expect to get a lot busier.
The facility-National Tank Services (NTS)-belongs to Calgary-based bulk specialists Trimac Transportation Ltd., and is located on the same Mississauga property as Liquid Cargo Lines, a mid-sized bulk carrier that Trimac purchased in July 2012.
And although the facility is owned by Trimac, National Tank Services offers third-party cleaning and maintenance to other bulk haulers with such success, explained Trimac Canada’s President and COO Ed Malysa at the “Grand Re-Opening” of the operation on Tuesday, that the company invested in the elaborate renovation that got underway in 2014. (NTS opened first in 1999.)
ATLANTA, GA- Synergy Natural Resources, a firm that specializes in the supply and transportation of bulk aggregate materials, announced a deal with truck-maker Peterbilt to convert 200 trucks to liquefied natural gas.
From Kenworth, a few suggestions on choosing the components you need in a dump truck.