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Metals Thoughts: The almighty dollar

We are basically flat to prices from the first of July, and volatility has been coming off accordingly. As the new school year begins, we have new opportunities, but the low volatility regime is likely to persist for a couple more weeks as of yet — with the Sep. 20-21...

source: By Brad Yates
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For decades, the average size of articulated dump trucks (ADTs or artics) has been creeping up. Where once 24-ton machines were considered the standard size, 35-ton machines are the new benchmark. And the over-39-ton size...

source: Equipment World

U.S. Steel lost its crown as America's biggest domestic steelmaker by sales to Nucor, the once-upstart mini mill operator in 2010, and it continues to lose ground to the North Carolina-based rival. Market Realist, an independent investment research firm, reported that Nucor...


Piling onto United States Steel Corp. after a $1.4 billion earnings loss, shareholders claim in a federal class action that years of rosy reports were pure fiction. The Central Laborers' Pension Fund is at the helm of the complaint filed in Pittsburgh where the company...

source: Courthouse News Service

The Panama Canal Authority has announced that it will soon give ocean carrier alliances another way to integrate their operations: slot swaps. Beginning December 1, carriers within the same alliance will be allowed to trade canal transit time reservations with each other,...

source: The Maritime Executive

The auto industry's biggest current focus is self-driving cars. Established automakers as well as technology companies such as Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google are working to develop cars and light trucks that either assist human drivers or guide themselves. Heavy...

source: Advanced Manufacturing

Proxibid will provide online bidding for a large volume of commercial truck sales in the month of October. While commercial trucks are popular on Proxibid, this month will yield a particularly high volume of vehicles sold by a wide...

source: Construction Equipment Guide


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