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Everyone is always looking for a better job, whether you are changing positions or looking to get into the workforce.
There are several programs out there helping people get the job they want.
For 10 hours a day, four days a week, students at Tri-C Truck Driving Academy are learning how to drive semi-trucks. Their average age is between 30 and 35.
The five-week class meets from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
"Right now we are in week two, but the first week was all classroom training getting ready to take our permit," said truck driving academy student Bruce McCann. "We've been out here all morning to get our skills down."
These students practice even the simplest of drills.
"We're doing some crossover drills on the other side of the parking lot and then some parallel parking," said McCann.
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) recently received a $195,000 federal grant to help train veterans and their families for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.
McCann, a 50-year-old student, is benefiting from the grant. The $5,500 class is now free for him.
Read more: http://www.wkyc.com/money/personal-finance/career-center/tri-c-gets-grant-to-teach-truck-driving/32674180
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On July 8, after five law enforcement officers were killed by a sniper the day before in Dallas, Wisconsin-based Contract Transport Services shared a message on its Facebook page.
“On such a somber day for our nation, CTS is proud to put in service today our Police Wrapped truck," said CTS President Curt Reitz in his post. "Too often the men and women that work tirelessly day in and day out to protect us are not recognized for their efforts.
"We roll out our Police truck today, which will join our Fire wrapped truck already in service. At CTS we thank those who keep our families safe. Our prayers go out to the victims of the Dallas shooting tragedy. We honor the blue and your sacrifices."
Following Sunday’s Baton Route shooting that killed three police, a local TV station ran a story on the truck. Ashley Barnes with NBC26 in Green Bay, Wis., reported that the truck was something that was in the works before the Dallas and Baton Rouge tragedies.
Read more: http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2016/07/carrier-supports-police-with-special-wrapped-truck.aspx
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Vehicle manufacturer Daimler is betting on cargo transport to remote off road locations to increase sales of commercial trucks in the central Africa region.
It said the commercial vehicles that are marketed under the Fuso and Mercedes brands sold 6,000 units in the central Africa region in 2015. The company is targeting a four per cent growth this year, after a decade of posting five per cent in growth.
The second regional office opened in Nairobi will market commercial trucks in 41 countries covering East, Central, and West Africa.
Another office for southern Africa will be opened tomorrow in Johannesburg as the company targets a total of six new regional centres around the world.
Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG board member said infrastructure such as the standard gauge railway should not be viewed as competition against road transport, because not all cargo can be moved using a single mode of transport.
He said the new office will handle sale of heavy commercial trucks ranging from three tonnes to 50 tonnes carrying capacity.
Among plans for the Nairobi office is to train 600 people in technical skills and sales expertise, engagement with other local dealers and sale of spares.
Read more: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/02/10/daimler-trucks-open-office-in-nairobi_c1292117
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Everyone is always looking for a better job, whether you are changing positions or looking to get into the workforce.
There are several programs out there helping people get the job they want.
For 10 hours a day, four days a week, students at Tri-C Truck Driving Academy are learning how to drive semi-trucks. Their average age is between 30 and 35.
The five-week class meets from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
"Right now we are in week two, but the first week was all classroom training getting ready to take our permit," said truck driving academy student Bruce McCann. "We've been out here all morning to get our skills down."
These students practice even the simplest of drills.
Read more: http://ow.ly/MiaG303a4oJ
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Ford Motor Co. intends to boost the size of its stamping facility, body shop and materials handling at the Kentucky Truck Plant.
In plans filed with Metro Louisville zoning officials, the company is seeking approval to add a total of 288,715 square feet at a handful of locations on its 413-acre site at 3001 Chamberlain Lane.
Ford officials, asked for comment about the expansion, said only that "we cannot discuss future manufacturing or product plans.”
Todd Dunn, UAW Local 862's president, said that "we're continuously trying to improve upon our footprint. We seem to be selling every truck we can make, so it's a good problem to have."
What's coming to Chamberlain Lane has been no secret. The automaker confirmed a year ago that after it completes the conversion of its F-150 light duty pickup truck to an aluminum frame and bed, the Super Duty is next. The company previously sank $80 million for retooling, expanding parts storage and generally upgrading the facility.
Executives have been mum on how much of an investment the conversion that will require at KTP, where the F-250, 250, 450 and 550 Super Duty models are manufactured — as well as Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. Officials have said they want to produce lighter trucks to boost fuel economy and increase the towing capacity, which is key to truck buyers who haul horse trailers, fifth-wheel recreational vehicles and other trailers.
In July, the company began taking 5,000 applications at the main state employment office in downtown Louisville to add assembly technicians that could earn starting wages of nearly $16 an hour. They didn't say how many people they intended to hire, but UAW leaders indicated an additional crew was in the works.
Read more: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/companies/2015/09/22/ford-expanding-kentucky-truck-plant/72610516/
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Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has opened a new modification center in Avon Lake, Ohio, to provide modifications for Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks. The facility is located across the street from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, where F-650/F-750 production moved from Mexico last summer.
"Fontaine has put significant effort into developing modifications specifically for the all-new F-650/F-750 platform, including an exclusive tractor package for beverage fleets that we developed in conjunction with our sister company Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Ford Motor Company," says Steve Boyer, president of Fontaine Vocational Services.
Read more: http://ow.ly/YtmTe
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Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced that Shell Oil Company – one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers, and petrochemical manufacturers – signed an agreement for 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting oil and gas logistics operations in Lafayette, La. and Houston, Texas.
Shell has relied on Ryder for logistics solutions for more than 10 years.
Read more: http://ow.ly/YtmG1
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FlowBelow Aero, Inc. has authorized Fontaine Modification Fleet Services to install and distribute its patented FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit™, a system of aerodynamic wheel covers and tractor tandem fairings. This agreement enables Fontaine to offer customers a complete aerodynamic system to manage the airflow around the rear wheels of a Class 8 tractor, providing significant fuel savings.
"The FlowBelow design is ruggedly engineered and measures up to the high quality standards of Fontaine and our mutual customers," says Jamil Young, president, Fontaine Modification Fleet Services. "With the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit.
Read more: http://ow.ly/YtmxV
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AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) - Ford is increasing truck production at its assembly plant near Cleveland.
The automaker says its truck plant in Avon Lake will be making the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis cab.
Ford says the move is needed to help its Louisville, Kentucky, truck plant keep up with demand for the vehicle. A company spokesman says production of the F-350, F-450 and F-550 will continue as long demand remains high.
The Avon Lake assembly plant already makes the Ford F-650 and F-750.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/26/ford-plant-in-northern-ohio-adds-new-truck-to-asse/
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While Tesla, General Motors, Nissan, BMW and other automakers doggedly push to bring battery-powered vehicles into the mainstream, Achates Power engineers are betting that an old technology could drastically improve fuel economy and reduce the size of future internal combustion engines.
The company was launched in 2004 by James Lemke, a self-described "serial entrepreneur," with an initial investment from John Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam. Based in San Diego, Achates earlier this year opened an engineering centre in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
The US Department of Energy made a US$9 million (NZ$13m) grant to Achates, Delphi Automotive and Argonne National Laboratory. Together the three recipients will invest another US$4m to develop a 3-cylinder, 3-litre opposed-piston petrol compression engine that could improve fuel efficiency by 50 per cent or more on large passenger vans, pickup trucks, SUVs and minivans.
So what is an opposed-piston engine and how does it work?
Read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/75502564/opposedpiston-engine-new-breakthrough-with-old-tech
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