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Economists believe come spring, when rebuilding begins in earnest, the storm will benefit trucking, especially the flatbed fleets that will be hauling construction materials into the region.

Superstorm Sandy

We named Hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy one of our top 10 trucking-related news stories for 2012. 

The storm that hit the Northeast in late October disrupted fuel supplies, closed tunnels and bridges due to high winds and flooding, damaged and destroyed thousands of trucks, trailers and intermodal containers. 

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President Obama announcing Daimler is making a $120 million investment in the U.S. plant to build automated transmissions here.

President Obama visits Detroit Diesel

President Obama addresses an enthusiastic crowd at the Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich. Dec. 10, 2012

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The Ford Transit has a front engine, rear-drive layout and will offer two wheelbases, three body heights and three body lengths. This is the high-roof model.

The 2014 Ford Transit Van

The upcoming full-size Transit van will be offered with two gasoline V-6 engines and an inline 5-cylinder diesel.

The full-size Transit will gradually replace the popular and long-running E-series when the new-to-North America Euro-style van goes into production at Ford's refitted Kansas City, Mo., plant late in 2013.

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Waste Management has been a pioneer in the use of natural gas, already operating more than 1,400 compressed natural gas vehicles. CNG makes a lot of sense for municipal refuse fleets. The quieter engines and cleaner emissions are welcome in residential areas. WM even has “trash to gas” facilities, where landfill methane can be turned into natural gas fuel for the vehicles. This year, natural gas vehicles represent 80 percent of annual new truck purchases and will for the next five years. WM is also building natural gas fueling stations. It currently has 31 with another 17 either in operation or under construction by the end of 2012.

Fleets Using Natural Gas

A growing number of fleets are testing or making large-scale deployments of natural gas powered vehicles.

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