Tank Truck News Briefs: Pilot Flying J indictments, Singapore expansion, tanker wraps for ads

Feb. 17, 2016

Here is this week’s roundup of the latest news and announcements affecting tank truck operations.

1. The former president of Pilot Flying J and seven others were indicted in connection with a rebate fraud scheme, according to The Tennessean newspaper. The indictments were filed in the US District court in Knoxville TN. The scheme allegedly defrauded customers of more than $56 million.

2. Swiss chemical logistics firm, Bertschi AG, officially opened its new facility in Singapore--its first in South-East Asia, according to a post on the Bertschi web site. Situated in the heart of South-East Asia’s largest chemical hub, Bertschi’s S$45 million (EUR 29.1m) investment is strategically positioned to offer its chemical logistics, processing services and lean supply chain solutions to the specialty chemical producers along the ‘Ethylene Oxide corridor’ on Jurong Island.

3. The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is introducing new educational offerings for professional development and conducted its first short course January 26-29, covering the fundamentals of bulk solids processing and handling, according to a blog post on the Bulk Solids Innovation Center web site. With registration at capacity, the inaugural session hosted participants from 12 different states representing such companies as Nutrilite, Nestle, Styrolution, Green Dot, and Kice Industries. The course was designed to give both new and existing employees within the particle technology field comprehensive knowledge pertaining to handling, processing, storage, and flow behavior.

4. JMR Graphics is a leading designer and manufacturer of 3M trailer graphics and car wraps and the company recently touted the advertising benefits of graphic wraps on tank trailers, specifically those used to transport petroleum. A key benefit is exposure to a broad audience throughout the area where the tank trailers operate.