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Frito-Lay Participates in CNG Station Ribbon-Cutting

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Open 24-hours, the fast-fill Fayetteville station has three consumer-friendly dispensers equipped with NGV2 nozzles to optimize the experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity users, as well as NGV1 nozzles for light and medium-duty use.  (Photo courtesy of ANG)

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Open 24-hours, the fast-fill Fayetteville station has three consumer-friendly dispensers equipped with NGV2 nozzles to optimize the experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity users, as well as NGV1 nozzles for light and medium-duty use.  (Photo courtesy of ANG)

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American Natural Gas (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels held a ribbon cutting ceremony in collaboration with Tennessee Clean Fuels to unveil its new public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Fayetteville, Tenn. The facility, located at 1560 Winchester Hwy., will be open to the public and PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division will be a major customer with its fleet of CNG tractor-trailers.

“At ANG, we're committed to building better stations, serving our customers, and introducing the power of CNG to new communities across the country,” said Drew West, chief executive officer of ANG. “It's an honor to be in Fayetteville today to celebrate our new station, highlight the achievements of the region's energy pioneers, and honor Frito-Lay for its distinguished leadership and commitment to moving the alternative fuel industry forward.”

Open 24-hours, the fast-fill Fayetteville station has three consumer-friendly dispensers equipped with NGV2 nozzles to optimize the experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity users, as well as NGV1 nozzles for light and medium-duty use. The station accepts all major credit cards, including Voyager, Wright Express/Wex, and other leading fleet cards. ANG will oversee operations with state-of-the-art monitoring platforms and an expert on-call maintenance team.

“We are thrilled that Frito-Lay selected Fayetteville and Tennessee as a site to continue expanding their CNG fleet and are excited to get to know ANG as they help make it happen,” said Jonathan Overly, director of Tennessee Clean Fuels. “CNG has so many benefits: it reduces greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions, supports growing more green American jobs, and reduces oil imports – don't forget that we are still roughly 20% dependent on countries like ...Read the rest of this story

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ATRI Announces New Focus on Web

The American Transportation Research Institute has a new web address, www.truckingresearch.org, aimed at making it easier to access the organization's work.

"ATRI is the leading voice on trucking research and now we're doing more to raise that voice so it can be heard loud and clear by industry, our public sector partners, and lawmakers across the country," said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI president and COO.

In addition to relaunching its website at a new address, ATRI announced that it is taking steps to streamline its online presence and promote its ongoing research efforts. These efforts include the annual top industry issues survey, the cost of congestion report and identification of the nation's top freight bottlenecks.

"Key to our success as an organization is not only the quality of our research but in our ability to disseminate the findings far and wide," Brewster said. "We are taking steps, including this new web address, to get critical research findings and analysis out in the world so it can be used to improve the trucking industry's safety and productivity."

Related: ATRI Updates Online Guide to Sustainable Freight Practices

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Capitol Hill Aide to Lead Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference

American Trucking Associations has named Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference.

The IMCC is an affiliated conference of the ATA, representing companies in business and services supporting intermodal transportation. IMCC is aimed at providing a voice for the intermodal carrier sector before the government and private entities on key issues, including roadability, economic and operational fairness, and infrastructure efficiencies.

Rushforth has served on Capitol Hill as counsel to the Environment and Public Works Committee and as a legislative advisor and counsel to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).

“Intermodal is an essential sector of the freight economy, and IMCC carries out the important mission of providing a strong, unified and effective voice for this large and growing sector,” said Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO. “Tyler brings a wealth of experience from his time on Capitol Hill — experience that will prove to be a valuable asset for our carriers.”

Randy Guillot, IMCC chairman and president of Triple G Express, praseid Rushford's "impressive resume and deep knowledge of transportation and infrastructure issues."

Related: Draytech Summit Offers Glimpse of Port Trucking's Future

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Ryder’s 2017 Top Technician Competition

Every year, Ryder System hosts a global competition for its corps of 5,900 maintenance technicians located in North American and the United Kingdom. Some 1,800 Ryder technicians competed in the regional round, whittling their numbers down to just six for the final round, held this year in Nashville, TN. Who would win the $50,000 cash prize and title of “top technician”? (Photos: Ryder System)

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