New Ford Models Gain
In Fuel Economy TestsDEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. Truck Operations said its new line of AeroForce Class 8 tractors showed major fuel economy gains in recent fleet tests with engines made by Caterpillar Inc. of Peoria, Ill.
In one test, a 1987 AeroForce aerodynamically equipped LTL-9000 was 16.8 percent morefuel-efficient than a 1985 model LTL-9000 in a run this summer
from Warren, Ohio, to El Paso, Texas. The regularly scheduled run at an
average speed of 49.7 mph was conducted by Pioneer Transportation Systems Inc. of Hurlock, Md., a subsidiary of Preston Corp. of Preston, Md.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. - The first almanac for the transportation industry, called appropriately, The Almanac of Transportation, has been published.
The book, authored by John J. Cramsey, consolidates historical and current transportation data into a single source. It contains chronologies of the six major transport modes, including legislation and accidents regarding each.
The book also contains transportation policy of presidents, the legislative process, transportation budget of the U.S. government, laws, origins and listsofficials of various government agencies, associations, unions, museums, colleges, lighthouses, bridges and consultants.
For further information, contact: John J. Cramsey, 13202 Delaney Road, Woodbridge. Va. 22193-4902. Tel: (703) 590-3384.
Opens New Terminals
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Con-Way Southern Express is opening nine new freight terminals in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
The new terminals primarily will serve the less-than-truckload market. In Georgia, they are located at Albany, Columbus, Savannah, Valdosta and Vidalia; in South Carolina at Charleston and Florence, and in North Carolina at Fayetteville and Farmville.