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    2021 Annual Meeting: Rodney E. Slater Recipient of the 2021 Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement

    Rodney E. Slater is the 2021 recipient of the Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation. Secretary Slater is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and former Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. The Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation is a biennial award established in 1998 by a group of friends, colleagues, and admirers of Frances C. (Frank) Turner to honor him and commemorate his extraordinary accomplishments in the development and construction of the U.S. transportation system. Turner was the initial recipient of the award in January 1999. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in transportation, demonstrated by a distinguished career…

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    Western Star mine truck to be electrified in Quebec

    MONTREAL, Que. – An off-road Western Star mine truck is being electrified as part of a multi-stakeholder collaboration. The project involves The Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI), Propulsion Quebec, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), as well as suppliers Adria Power Systems, Dana TM4, Fournier et fils, and Nouveau Monde Graphite. The Western Star 6900XD truck with 40-ton loading capacity will be the first electric hauler to be used in a Canadian mine. Fournier et Fils will provide the truck and technical experts for the conversion. The motorization is being handled by Dana TM4. NRC will evaluate the truck to ensure it meets specific criteria of being inexpensive and capable…

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    FlowBelow relocating to larger site

    AUSTIN, Texas – FlowBelow is moving its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Austin to Round Rock, Texas, as it has outgrown the existing facility, the company announced Monday.  FlowBelow moved to the Austin facility in 2014.  “After five consecutive years of strong revenue growth as a Tier-1 supplier to major truck OEMs, the time has come to relocate again to an even larger space,” the company said.  FlowBelow’s new headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. (Photo: FlowBelow) It said the new facility will provide more space for production, kitting and warehousing. It also offers more space for FlowBelow’s engineering team’s research and development activities. Over the past five years, FlowBelow has…

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    Volvo, Daimler form fuel-cell joint venture

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have taken a major step toward sustainable transportation. They have established a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks, the two companies announced Monday. The goal is to make the new company a leading global manufacturer of fuel cells. (Photo: Daimler Trucks AG) Volvo and Daimler will own equal interests in the joint venture, Daimler Truck Fuel Cell. Volvo estimates the stake would be worth about 600 million euros (roughly US$700 million). The goal is to make the new company a leading global manufacturer of fuel cells. It aims to start with customer…

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    Judith Corley-Lay Helps “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story” in October’s Responses

    Judith Corley-Lay, Director, National Center for Pavement Preservation let us know that says that “”The report that most effected my career was a NCHRP Synthesis Report “Chip Seal Best Practices” by Doug Gransberg. At the time I read the report, I was in the Pavement Management Unit of North Carolina Department of Transportation. From the report, I created a list of topics that the agency could research to improve our chip seal performance.” Thank you Judith for participating in TRB’s Centennial Celebration. To read all the responses to October’s question visit the Tell Us “Our” Story portion of the TRB Centennial Website. The TRB “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story centennial activity…

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    2021 Annual Meeting: Careers in Motion Networking Fair is going virtual!

    The TRB Careers in Motion Networking Fair is going virtual during the 2021 TRB Annual Meeting! TRB encourages your participation at the event, to be held Friday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Attendees will have the opportunity to: live chat directly with hiring managers, get instant feedback on your qualifications, learn about job opportunities first hand, and have your resume reviewed by a human resources specialist at the Resume Critique Booth. Polish up your resume and mark your calendar to meet and network with dozens of prospective employers from a wide range of multimodal transportation-related disciplines, including engineering, consulting, operations, planning and more! All TRB Annual…