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In November, the commerce
department ruled in favor of the U.S.
biodiesel industry in a preliminary
anti-dumping determination, finding
that biodiesel imports from Argentina
and Indonesia are sold into the U.S.
below fair value.
As a result of these decisions,
importers of Argentinian and
Indonesian biodiesel will be required
to pay two sets of cash deposits on
biodiesel imported from those countries.
“Today’s disappointing decision
from the USITC now obviates the
need for a biodiesel producers tax
credit,” said Michael McAdams,
president of the Advanced Biofuels
Association (ABFA). “The biodiesel
and renewable diesel industry can
now align in support of extending the
existing biodiesel blenders credit.”
The biodiesel tax credit expired
Dec. 31, 2016. The NBB has been
pushing to reform the credit as a
domestic producers credit versus a
blenders credit while ABFA has been
arguing to keep the incentive as a
The USITC’s public report will
contain the views of the commission
and information developed during
the trade investigations. It will be
available by Jan. 11.
Veteran wins Kenworth
A Stevens Transport driver and
retired 28-year U.S. Army veteran
won the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes
2017 Transition Trucking Driving for
That means Gregg Softy is now the
owner of a new T680 from Kenworth
Truck Co. He was recognized in
December at a ceremony at the
chamber’s Washington, D.C.,
headquarters as part of the contest
supported by Kenworth and
Softy, a native of Athens, Ala.,
is a retired lieutenant colonel, and
was nominated for the award by
The other finalists considered for the
Transition Trucking award were: Wayne
Roy, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and
employee of U.S. Xpress, and Daniel
Shonebarger, a U.S. Navy veteran who
works for Melton Truck Lines.
Each of the men received $10,000.
“Following a distinguished military
career, Gregg leveraged his skills to
successfully launch a second career
in the trucking industry,” said Eric
Eversole, president of Hiring Our
Heroes and vice president at the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We
are honored to play a role in helping
Gregg find a meaningful employment
opportunity, and congratulate him for
winning this year’s award.”
Kurt Swihart, marketing manager
at Kenworth, said: “Congratulations
to Gregg Softy for his selection as the
winner of the Transition Trucking:
Driving for Excellence Award. We
are honored with this opportunity
to thank him for his years of service
as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S.
Army and his dedication to become
an inspiration to other professional
drivers in our industry. We are
confident that the Kenworth T680
Advantage will help him get on the
right road to continue his promising
career in trucking.”
Brad Bentley, president of
FASTPORT, said: “The successes
displayed by each transition trucking
finalist in the trucking industry can be
tied some way back to their military
training. This gives us even more
evidence that the military hard-wires
our veterans to excel in trucking,
and industry-leading companies are
uniting to attract and employ these
remarkable candidates. A special
congratulations to Gregg, as well
as Wayne and Daniel, who have set
incredible examples of what veterans
can accomplish after they transition
from the military into civilian careers.”
Launched in 2016, the annual
Transition Trucking: Driving for
Excellence campaign is focused
on curbing the emerging truck
driver shortage and inspiring more
companies to hire more veterans,
National Guard members, and
reservists into the trucking industry.
In last month’s edition (Dec. 2017),
the headline on the ELD mandate
story on Page 1 was incorrect.
The correct headline should
have been “Out-of-Service ELD
Enforcement: 3 Things to Know.”
Note that the ELD mandate is in
effect currently and the mandate
itself has not been delayed. This
article was republished from
C.H. Robinson’s blog, The Road,
available online at
Safety issues around tanks have always
been a subject of conversation for many
fleet owners, milk processing plant officials
and farmers. Tremcar has elaborated a
milk tank with a side man hole providing
the highest safety for drivers and operators.
This upcoming year the special milk tank-trailer will be traveling across the USA for
haulers and milk plant officials to try out. Fleet owners will be able to lease for free the
tank–trailer from one week up to one month and work with the unit between farms and
milk processing plants.
For 3 years now, a little over twenty of these tank-trailers travel the roads daily the
New England region and parts of New York State. The Tremcar side man-hole milk
tanker was built to answer Agri-mark’s security issues for its haulers and operators.
State agricultural regulatory agents from several states have inspected the unit last
year to assure it complied with all sanitary regulations. Demonstrating leadership
and vision, The New York’s Department of Agriculture and Markets issued a letter
recognizing that the Tremcar milk tanker met all proper sanitary obligations.
With this type of milk tank, we have had no cleaning issues. It is simple to inspect, all we
have to do is look through the side man hole with a flashlight and we can see every corner
and any possible shadowing. Inspection takes less than 3 minutes and we are ready to
send it off to its’ next load. – Robert Gilchrist, Agri-Mark Co-op (newly retired).
The highest quality milk is thus assured with a 99.9% risk free of refusal at the processing plant.
MEETS OSHA SAFETY REGULATIONS
Everyone is unanimous, this tank is the safest to work with in the industry! Imagine
not having to climb up on a milk tanker. Imagine building or renovating milk receiving
facilities without investing in cat walks and harnesses! This tank will help milk haulers
and milk processing plants comply with OSHA safety regulations.
Lease for free!
Do not be surprised to see one of these milk tanks on a road near you! The tank-
trailer will begin its tour mid-January in New York State. It should leave for the Southern
States mid-February. Should you be interested in working with this tank for free, do not
hesitate to contact Pete Turkalj at (330) 289-5503 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Source: Melanie Dufresne, Marketing & Communications | 800 363-2158 | firstname.lastname@example.org
TREMCAR TOTAL GROUND OPERATED
MILK TANK TOURS THE USA!
(Biodiesel imports continued from page 22)