Senators revisit national concrete masonry check-off proposal

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Roy Blount (R-MO) have brought the 113th Congress legislation enabling concrete masonry producers to pursue development of a national check-off program, where an assessment per unit sold would support industry research, education, and promotion.

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Report tracks Class 8 truck users’ fuel-saving technology adoption

Source: North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)

NACFE’s Annual Fuel Efficiency Benchmark Study examines 10 large, on-highway fleets, including regional tractors and trailers, on the use of products and practices supporting high fuel efficiency levels. Announced at the American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council meeting in Nashville, it finds fleets saving on average $5,700 per year in fuel expense—a $1,300 savings change against 2011 Fleet Fuel Efficiency Benchmark Study data.

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