BT Bulk Logistics Trends - Oct 11th, 2023
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October 11, 2023
The late Tom Love could see it before anyone else: A fleet of—yellow?!—tank trailers would become synonymous with his family’s growing network of travel centers. Brent Bergevin, executive vice president of transportation, thought he was nuts.
Top Stories
National Tank Truck Carriers launched its industry branding campaign and unveiled the new website—which aims to educate the public about the tank truck industry and drive employee prospects to member fleets and carriers—during 2023 Tank Truck Week here at the Indiana Convention Center.

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The Kenan Advantage Group recently acquired Idaho Milk Transport.

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Premier Bulk Systems, a subsidiary of Heniff Transportation Systems, recently acquired Ark Traffic Solutions, an Ontario, Canada-based, third-party logistics firm.
Awards through six federal grant programs intended to support first responders, strengthen local efforts to react to hazardous materials incidents
Air Liquide and Trillium Energy Solutions plan to jointly pursue the development of the heavy-duty hydrogen fueling market in the U.S. in a collaboration the companies say marks a “pivotal milestone” in accelerating the decarbonization of the transportation sector.
After seeing Groendyke win an unprecedented eighth Heil Trophy the same year Tandet Logistics claimed its first, Tandet President Scott Tilley decided he wanted his operation to set a record, too.
For roughly four decades, Harmac Transportation’s leadership has worked hard to build an outstanding safety program. That effort was recognized earlier this year when the Canada-based chemical hauler won National Tank Truck Carriers’ Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy.
Total construction spending increased by 0.5% in August, driven by increases in most large nonresidential construction segments in addition to residential projects, according to a recent analysis of federal spending data.
Industry research groups reported record Class 8 orders for 2023 during September, a month in which they are typically among the highest, but orders still lagged significantly year-over-year.
Supplier News
Starting in 2025, Freightliner will offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in its Cascadia trucks with 126-inch BBC, in both sleeper and day cab configurations.
The Next Generation in Trucking Foundation recently launched a “first-of-its-kind” NGT Curriculum Companion to support high school Commercial Driver’s License programs nationwide.