First and foremost, we hope that you are all staying safe and doing well in health, home and business while navigating this challenging time for all of us in the world.As a distributor to essential industries, we are an essential business.Thus, amidst increasing "shelter-in-place" orders, including in our own state of Illinois, we want you to know that we are available during this time to continue to take orders, process them and ship the parts that you need in order to keep your business up and running. While there may be times where supplies are limited or delayed and things occurring that are out of our control, we will do our best to process and ship orders in the most timely fashion.Please, let us know any needs that you may have during this time, and we will do our best to help support you in the best manner possible.You may still purchase parts in any of your preferred ways as before - by phone, web site, email or in-person. If in-person, please know that we are following all of the recommended health and safety protocols and have taken measures in order to prevent risk and spread of infection.
2020 CALENDAR YEARMay 3-5 72nd Annual Conference & Exhibits -- CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, D.C.
June 16-18 Safety and Security Council Meeting 2020
Beau Rivage Resort Biloxi, MS
August 6-8 Summer Membership and Board Meeting 2020 Whistler, BC, Canada
October 6-8 Tank Truck Week 2020 Dallas, TX
2020 CALENDAR YEAR
NAHAD will NOT host an Annual Convention in 2020 due to COVID-19
New Freight-Brokerage App Connects Truck Drivers to Freight
The following are safety recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
NAFTA Trucking Statement
Continental ContiTech Announces PVC Product Program
Continental ContiTech is committed to grow our core rubber industrial and hydraulics hose business by providing additional “Smart Solutions Beyond Rubber”. Based on our commitment, we are pleased to announce a multi-million investment in our PVC Product Program to improve our overall product offering, quality and market position. By early 2018, the current PVC hose production in Hannibal, MO will be relocated to a new, state of the art, PVC manufacturing center at our hose production facility in Mt. Pleasant, IA. The relocation involves an investment of new technology and equipment to improve our product offering, efficiencies and production capacity up to 60%.
This investment follows a capital expansion made at the same Mt Pleasant hose production facility to increase rubber hose capacity by 20%, currently up and running as of April 1, 2017. Prior to the transition, stock levels will be increased to minimize impact by utilization of our secondary PVC hose plant in the Americas. We are committed to remain “in the market, for the market” with U.S. and North American manufacturing for our customers and associates and will work towards a seamless transition during this time period.
ContiTech will continue to provide the most extensive and complete Industrial Hose offering in the market along with new innovative, market solutions. We appreciate your continued support and most valued business of Industrial Fluid Solutions. Look for more updates in the upcoming months, furthering our commitment in “Smart Solutions Beyond Rubber.”
Civacon's CivaStar Advanced Overfill Sensor Optimizes Probe Reliability
Civacon, part of OPW, announced the release of CivaStar, the next evolution of advanced overfill prevention. CivaStar's unique design, construction and LED visual verification feature are light years ahead of today's conventional probes. Unlike current probes, CivaStar goes beyond safeguarding against costly overfills. By including an LED-lit tip at the end of each probe, technicians can quickly verify the active status of the probes and the surrounding wires.
"If you deliver fuel, your number one objective is to quickly and safely transport as much as possible to as many customers," said Chris Gooding, Director of Sales and Operations for Civacon. "CivaStar helps you accomplish this by increasing probe reliability and providing real-time status updates."
In addition to its excellent reliability, CivaStar's optic sensor head is easy to install and incredibly accurate. With no need to reset probe heights and pinpoint diagnostics of non-permissive probe readings, technicians spend less time in the garage and drivers spend more time on the road, keeping deliveries on schedule and customers happy.
CivaStar is available for a 2-wire and 5-wire overfill sensor platform and is specifically designed for today's popular straight optic loading racks. Backed by a 5-year warranty, CivaStar is part of Civacon's long-term plans to revolutionize overfill prevention and looks to expand CivaStar to its entire line of overfill systems.
The entire CivaStar line is now available through our website - just type in "Civistar" in our search box or browse directly through the CivaStar product pages.
For more information, please see the CivaStar product sheet and the three CivaStar videos that are available.
Kuriyama Acquires Tipsa Group - Expands Product Line
Kuriyama Holdings is very pleased to announce the acquisition of the Tipsa Group of companies on May 20, 2015. Tipsa Group has manufacturing operations in Spain and Argentina with sales, marketingand warehousing operations in the United States and Australia. This acquisition is the first for the Kuriyama Group to establish a European and South American presence with tremendous synergistic opportunities.
The key product lines for Tipsa Group are the manufacturing and marketing of specialty rubber blended layflat products designed for mining, agricultural, irrigation, industrial, fire-fighting (hose and accessories), certain sectors in the oil and gas plus water-related markets around the world. TipsaGroup has been servicing the global market and is a well-recognized company with special brands.
This development will expand the Kuriyama presence and footprint into other parts of the world. The technology advantage that this group provides expands into markets that the Kuriyama group has not participated in previously.
Kuriyama Holdings and Kuriyama Group North America are extremely excited about the future prospects due to this opportunity. We anticipate significant benefits that this acquisition provides and will strive to make further improvements in the servicing of our Global customers.
It's official! Goodyear Engineered Products are now branded Continental ContiTech.
Though the name has changed, know that the people and products you trust from the Goodyear Engineered Products brand are still there for you, as well as the same dependable service and support that you have always been accustomed to. Contintental ContiTech simply builds on Goodyear's greatness.
In 2012, we celebrated our 20th year in alliance with Goodyear Engineered Products.
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