MARCH 2023

Quala Wash Bay Facebook
Tank Cleaning

Bulk fleets turn to OnTrax for ‘transformational’ wash planning, scheduling

April 13, 2023
Two years after its debut, Quala’s proprietary web-based platform now processes 1,800 tank-cleaning service requests per day
Jason McDaniel | Bulk Transporter
Groendyke Transport still is innovating and adapting with the times after 90 years as a family-owned and -operated tank truck carrier.
Fleet Management

Still growing: Innovation, adaptation power Groendyke's deep-rooted prosperity

April 11, 2023
NTTC founding member reflects on 90 years as a family-owned tank truck carrier—even as it lays the groundwork to ensure its 100th anniversary celebration
Magness Oil
Magness Trailer Roark And Sutton Captive Insurance
Fleet Management

Group captives: What’s all the hype?

April 10, 2023
A growing number of tank truck fleets are turning to group captives to combat rate instability in traditional insurance markets. Our industry expert breaks down the potential ...
Hagen Johnson Group
Trailer Back In Wash Bay
Tank Cleaning

Wisconsin cheesemaker to pilot new system for verifying tank trailer cleans

April 7, 2023
Hagen Johnson’s ‘Vessey,’ brought to life with a USDA grant, allows food supply chain stakeholders to document the life of a food-grade vessel with blockchain technology
Midtex Oil
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Midtex Oil formalizes safety

April 6, 2023
Texas-based fuel hauler enlists CarriersEdge to help create a robust driver training program

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Mike Bass Life Trax
Fleet Management

Quala’s second-chance initiative builds life skills

April 3, 2023
Inaugural class of 10 employees in the LifeTrax program range from corporate employees to tank wash technicians
KAG plans to open its new two-bay tank wash facility in Sidney, Ohio in March. A grand opening celebration is planned for May.
Tank Cleaning

Essential service: KAG boosts food-grade cleaning capacity

April 3, 2023
Carefully planned new facility in Sidney, Ohio, doubles location's tank wash bays in a growing market for edible oils
Events Calendar

Event Calendar

March 15, 2023
Mark your calendar! Here are all the major upcoming events listed by date. If you'd like to be included in our Calendar, email Jason McDaniel at [email protected].
Alex Keenan | Commercial Vehicle Staff
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Goodyear rolls out EV-compatible low-rolling resistance drive tire

The RangeMax RSD EV provides fleets a more efficient option for electric or conventional regional vehicles, the company stated at TMC 2023.
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Grote showcases 4SEE trailer camera system at TMC

The rear- and side-view camera system lets drivers see real-time video in their cab without the need for additional wiring. Camera technology was developed in partnership with...
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Cargo Tanks/Trailers

Tremcar USA to expand Ohio manufacturing footprint

The $4 million expansion will more than double production capacity and bring an additional 27 to 30 new jobs to the facility.
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Fleet Management

Quala to merge with Boasso Global

Feb. 15, 2023
Monumental move, which also will see Quala change private-equity hands, to create ‘leading infrastructure services solution’ provider to liquid bulk logistics industry
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CarriersEdge releases new courses on personal security, mental health

The two new courses will teach drivers how to prevent and protect themselves from cargo theft and how to care for their mental health. The courses will be included in the CarriersEdge...
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Volvo Trucks reports record year in 2022

Feb. 10, 2023
The manufacturer last year delivered 145,195 trucks, representing a 19% year-over-year increase despite supply chain shortages, production disturbances
Air Products
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Green Trends

Air Products opens offices in New York, Canada

Feb. 9, 2023
Locations in Buffalo and Edmonton to support company’s evolving industrial gas business, which includes growing hydrogen production, distribution businesses
Charles Wilson | Bulk Transporter
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Ingersoll Rand acquires Paragon for $40M

Feb. 8, 2023
Popular tank truck industry supplier joins global flow creation provider formed in 2020 by merger of Gardner Denver and Ingersoll-Rand PLC’s industrial segment
MAC Trailer
Newly updated 1000 cube dry bulk pneumatic tank trailer from MAC Trailer
Cargo Tanks/Trailers

MAC Trailer updates 1000 cube trailer

Feb. 7, 2023
Newly improved dry bulk pneumatic tank trailer features lower overall height, better weight distribution
Strickland Oil Company
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Fleet Management

Colonial grows, diversifies with two acquisitions

Jan. 25, 2023
Privately held Savannah-based group adds Strickland Oil in Pooler, Georgia, and Crown Carbon Reduction Technologies in Gillette, Wyoming
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Fleet Management

Savage sells EnviroServe to One Rock

Jan. 23, 2023
Divestiture of its environmental services business allows the supply chain services company to focus on industrial infrastructure and agriculture projects
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Nikola debuts mobile fueler for hydrogen fuel cell trucks

Jan. 23, 2023
The fuelers will support early Nikola Tre FCEV customers and refuel back-to-back.
Ryerson Steel
Cargo Tanks/Trailers

Wabash secures supply of steel components

Jan. 20, 2023
New 10-year agreement with long-time supplier Ryerson expected to aid in production of manufacturer’s next-gen dry van, refrigerated, and tank trailers
Bulk Tank And Oakley
Tank Cleaning

BTI debuts vac trailer cleaning technology

Jan. 19, 2023
New AutoClean Vacuum Filtration System automatically cleans the filtration media, and recycles dry bulk material back into the load
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SKF Vehicle Aftermarket extends leading warranty

SKF's hub warranties are increasing from three to five years.
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Fleet Management

Stoops expands dealer network in Michigan

Jan. 13, 2023
McCoy Group parent stays in growth mode, adding a Western Star dealership after recent purchase of Bay & Bay’s dry bulk operation through Foodliner
Driving Dynamics
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Fleet Management

Smith System acquires Driving Dynamics

Jan. 12, 2023
Delaware-based company offers virtual and in-person training, in-cab exercises, eLearning content, and driver risk management programs
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Green Trends

Scientists study liquid hydrogen transport, storage

Jan. 12, 2023
Researchers in South Korea are investigating how vaporization and heat flows within cryogenic fuel tanks vary according to tank filling ratios
Offen Petroleum
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Fleet Management

Offen enters Great Lakes region

Jan. 9, 2023
Acquisitions of Chicago-based Gas Depot, Gas Depot Oil Company extends fuel distributor’s footprint with 150 new gas station customers
Milestone Environmental Services
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Fleet Management

Milestone expands with New Mexico slurry injection

Jan. 5, 2023
Environmental services company’s new Battle Axe oilfield waste disposal facility is its first location outside Texas, and first permitted by the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division...
Schneider Bulk Express Intermodal
Green Trends

EPA recognizes Schneider for sustainable operations

Jan. 4, 2023
Multimodal transportation and logistics provider honored as one of the trucking industry’s elite SmartWay performers for 13th consecutive year
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Coxreels offers custom products for any application

In addition to providing standard products for a variety of applications, the Arizona-based manufacturer can create customized products as well
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Fleet Management

Tank truckers fill ATRI’s advisory board

Jan. 4, 2023
Representatives from Groendyke, Eagle, and J&M Tank Lines among 34 members on the American Transportation Research Institute’s 2023-24 Research Advisory Committee
Blue Ink Tech
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Fleet Management

New app provides truck weights via Bluetooth

Nov. 30, 2022
Blue Ink Tech’s Air Scale addition to its BIT platform allows bulk haulers to determine gross vehicle and axle weights in real time
Refugio Transload Terminal

Watco upgrades Texas transload terminal

Nov. 14, 2022
$6.7 million expansion of Refugio facility adds 20,000 feet of track, 12,000 feet of fencing, and increases railcar capacity to 600 cars
Adams Resources & Energy
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Fleet Management

Adams buys back stock from founder’s family

Nov. 8, 2022
In transaction with KSA, family of the late Bud Adams, Service Transport parent repurchases 1.9 million shares for $70 million
Coal City Cob Company
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Fleet Management

Heniff acquires Coal City Cob Company

Nov. 2, 2022
Addition of Texas-based chemical and hazardous waste hauler includes 230 drivers, 500 trailers, a rail-to-truck transfer yard, and a tank wash
Colonial Group
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Storage Terminals

Colonial acquires IMTT’s Savannah, Georgia terminals

Nov. 2, 2022
Undisclosed cash transaction includes 2 million barrels of storage capacity supported by truck, rail, and marine access