Articles by David Kolman

Distribution: Effective safety committees

Achieving continuous improvement in preventing workplace accidents requires an ongoing emphasis on avoiding risky practices and behaviors.
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Distribution: Green technologies

With all the emphasis on improved fuel economy, energy conservation, environmental protection and enhanced vehicle functionality, commercial truck and component manufacturers have been busy developing “green” technologies.
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Distribution: Deciding whether to lease or buy

Vehicle acquisition can be done by leasing or buying. Both methods offer advantages and disadvantages. The decision depends upon you and your operation, and what makes the most sense for your company’s transportation needs.
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Distribution: Safe winter driving

Everyone knows the importance of caution when driving and working in winter’s dangerous wet and icy conditions. However, not everyone takes precautions. Reviewing effective winter safety measures with your workforce can help them stay safe, avoiding the human and economic costs generated by accidents.
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Distribution: 2009 Truck Model Preview

The next year will offer a wide variety of truck models and options to choose from. This annual truck model preview provides an overview of fundamental specifications for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The specs detailed herein, by vehicle model, are: cab configuration, gross weight ratings, bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) dimensions, engine and transmission choices, and front and rear axle capacities.
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Distribution: Winter Tire Tips

Winter weather presents its own particular set of challenges because of unexpected weather changes and the hazards of driving in adverse conditions. As winter approaches, there are a number of things to consider when preparing your fleet and your drivers for this season.
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Distribution: Improving Driver Performance

The competency of your driver workforce is dependent upon several factors. The first is having a good selection process to screen out bad drivers, as well as those applicants who don’t have the qualifications for a good fit in your operation. Next, there needs to be a sound training process to help drivers continually increase their skills, knowledge and performance. Even highly experienced truck drivers can boost their abilities and enhance performance through continual training.
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Distribution: How to handle hand trucks, carts and pallet jacks safely

Manual material handling equipment, such as carts, hand trucks and pallet jacks are used for a variety of hauling operations and can make these operations safer.
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Distribution: Save money and fuel

With energy prices continuing to rise and no end in sight, fuel has become an even greater truck operating expense. Good fuel economy is the result of a combination of variables that, if managed effectively, can deliver the best fuel mileage possible for a particular truck.
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Distribution: Getting ready for 2010's emissions standards

Come 2010, engine manufacturers will have to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s more stringent diesel emission standards. 


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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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What anticipated top-selling flavor do you think will be the most successful in 2015?
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