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DDC FPO Billing Services are available to ATA members.

February 14, 2013

American Trucking Associations has added DDC FPO's freight billing services as featured product through ATA Business Solutions. "Through this partnership," according to DDC FPO President Art Zipkin, "we can help [ATA members secure an efficient and profitable future." Freight process outsourcing (FPO) – digitization, capture, and processing of bills of lading, invoices, and other documents – allows fleets to hand off back office responsibilities and focus on their core business. Read More

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ASTM Standard addresses piping systems using recycled resins.

February 14, 2013

ASTM WK39632, Specification for 3–24 Inch Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings with Recycled Resins, will provide assurance regarding quality of HDPE corrugated pipe using recycled resins. Proposed standard includes requirements and test methods for materials, workmanship, dimensions, perforations, and pipe stiffness. Once approved, standard will be used by manufacturers to produce pipes made from recycled materials for end users such as excavation/drainage contractors and farmers. Read More

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NEMA Publishes Standard for roadway, area lighting FRC poles.

February 14, 2013

Published by NEMA, ANSI C136.20 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting–Fiber-Reinforced Composite (FRC) Lighting Poles, includes nomenclature, dimensional data, performance criteria, and some interchangeability features for standard poles. It also addresses breakaway requirements for poles as described in AASHTO LTS Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals. Read More

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AEM Aerial Work Platforms Safety Manual is offered as e-book.

February 14, 2013

Available in e-book format, Aerial Work Platform Safety Manual allows equipment operators and others to access safety information via mobile devices. Beneficial features include variable type, ability to embed and email notes, bookmarking and highlighting, content searching, and low-light reading format. This format also helps foster AEM's global distribution of safety information and reach of its safety messaging. Read More

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NREL Director and Experts say USA can double energy productivity.

February 14, 2013

On Feb. 7, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Dan Arvizu and panel of 20 energy experts declared USA can double its energy productivity by 2030 in ways that also bolster national economy. Arvizu and other members of Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy said doubling energy productivity could create one million new jobs while saving average household $1,000 per year and reducing CO2 emissions by one-third. Read More

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EPA Releases Maps detailing state enforcement performance.

February 14, 2013

U.S. EPA released state dashboards and comparative maps that provide information about performance of state and EPA enforcement and compliance programs across USA. Dashboards and maps include state-level data from past 5 years and provide such information as number of completed inspections, types of violations found, enforcement actions taken, and penalties assessed by state. Users can also customize dashboards to view state activity, EPA activity, or combined activity. Read More

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Mechanical Seals Webinars will begin in March of 2013.

February 14, 2013

HI and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with Fluid Sealing Association, announced Mechanical Seals Webinar Series of 2013 will begin in March. Complimentary webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency will be held February 25, 2013. Respectively, Sections 1–4 will take place March 6, 13, 20, and 27 and focus on mechanical seal types and operating principles; construction and design; installation and connections (commissioning); and seal environment and failure analysis. Read More

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EPA to help 43 communities meet sustainability goals.

February 14, 2013

EPA announced that 43 communities will receive technical assistance to pursue sustainable growth that encourages local economic development while safeguarding people's health and environment. EPA staff and national experts will conduct workshops that focus on sustainability goal each community chose in initial application. Agency offered 9 tools this year, including Green Building Toolkit, Land Use Strategies to Protect Water Quality, and Using Smart Growth to Produce Economic and Fiscal Health. Read More