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Northstar Midstream expanding into LNG bunkering

NorthStar Midstream, a company that is 50% owner of the JAX LNG terminal in Jacksonville, FL, is expanding into the marine bunkering business, targeting operators of cruise and cargo ships that are planning to use natural gas as bunker fuel. Northstar, which is owned by investors in funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP, has …

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In the News: Independent Professionals Thrive Despite Recession Fears

We’ve been hearing some negative economic news lately. But what may be the case for some — or could amount to nothing more than worries — may not be the case for others. Take, for instance, this report we got from Upwork this week. It identified the top 20 highest paid independent professionals in the …

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South Texas powers another week of rising truckload volumes

Outbound tender volumes (OTVI.USA) finished this week up 4.99 percent year-over-year. South Texas led the climb with both Houston and Laredo posting strong double-digit weekly increases.  OTVI began the week with a strong start before dipping late Thursday, diminishing the weekly gains. Overall, tendered truckload volumes increased 1.45 percent this week. The OTVI index also …

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Transports sag on trade banter, increased tariffs will not help

Not Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s early trading session policy comments and not China’s retaliatory tariffs announced just hours before could move U.S. equity markets meaningfully. It was the President’s tweets. In a series of tweets , President Trump ordered U.S. companies to “immediately start looking for an alternative to China,” urging domestic companies to …

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What The Truck?!? – LIVE from The Great American Trucking Show Day 2

LIVE from the great state of Texas, it’s your Friday edition of What the Truck!?!We’re talking Trump tweets (of course), China, Unicorns, and speaking directly to a variety of organizations here at GATS in Dallas. We’ve got Shelley Simpson from JB Hunt, Mirna Kusalovic from XPO, James Booth from Chevron, David Beaird talking SONAR, Brandon …

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Rick McCutcheon of Full Contact Selling: How Does CRM Benefit Your Business? It’s In The Data, If the Data is in Your CRM

A few months back we posted a question here at SBT asking what are the biggest challenges when it comes to using customer relationship management solutions .  Over 500 people responded, and the biggest challenges — hands down —  were manually entering and maintaining data, and understanding how CRM really benefits “my” business.  So I …

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Lime scoots into Texas – new operations center in San Antonio

California-based Lime has its sights on expansion in car-addicted Texas.  On August 22nd, the electric scooter (e-scooter) operation opened a 17,000 square foot regional repair center in North San Antonio, adding 50 mechanic and operations jobs. But this isn’t the first Lime facility in San Antonio – downtown hosts a warehouse for scooter storage.  This …

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COAC recommends bill to boost imports from Northern Triangle

The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Rapid Response Subcommittee on Aug. 21 proposed that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) support a “Northern Triangle Trade and Job Promotion Act” to promote exports of apparel, agricultural products and other regional economic staples to the U.S. from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. COAC is proposing the legislation, …

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Hino delivers milestone model to Penske Truck Leasing

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (OTC: HINOF) is investing an additional $40 million and hiring 250 new workers to keep up with increased demand and product configurations at its new medium- and heavy-duty truck plant in West Virginia.  The Novi, Michigan-based subsidiary of Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd. opened the 1 million square-foot facility …

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