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The $9.5 million expansion to Doosan Bobcat's North America headquarters features an open environment to foster movement and collaboration. Other new features include individual workstations with sit/stand capacities, dual monitors and docking stations are spread throughout the facility, a vitality area, collaborative indoor and outdoor dining area, walking path, treadmill and bike workstations.
June 2, 2017

Come visit us at booth 1524 at ICUEE 2015 on September 29th-October 1st, 2015. The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as The Demo Expo, is the premiere event for utility industry professionals to gain comprehensive insight into the latest technologies, innovations, insights, and trends affecting their industry.
August 27, 2015

The Landoll Corporation Trailer Division unveiled the “Next Generation Landoll” (NGL) at their annual dealer meeting held at The Landoll World Headquarters in Marysville, Kansas, on April 24, 2015.  The 400 Series Traveling Axle Trailers are the first models that have received the new hydraulic operating systems and the all-new Grote lighting package.  Dealers saw firsthand the amazing transformation the trailers have underwent, with increased operational speed and the dynamic lighting package that increases visual awareness and driver safety.
June 4, 2015

Springtime freight is coming on strong, and rates are climbing. We're starting to see more of the seasonal trends we're used to, but freight rates from DAT RateView show that van rates (including fuel surcharge) on the spot market for February were down 5.1% compared to a year ago. As a national average, that equates to about a 10¢ difference per mile. Spot market rates were elevated throughout 2014 because of the Polar Vortex, but DAT RateView™ data shows that, if you take away the fuel surcharge, the average linehaul rate was actually 9¢ higher in February 2015 than the previous year.

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Diesel was $2.90 per gallon on average nationally at the end of February, $1.11 cheaper than the previous year. As a result, the average fuel surcharge in February 2015 was down to 29¢ per mile, 11¢ lower than last year.

Here are six ways that lower oil prices are changing trucking in 2015:
May 8, 2015

Wave goodbye to the energy boom: After current drilling projects are completed in the first quarter, there won't be much new drilling or fracking activity for the rest of 2015. Several major oil companies have already announced plans to cease drilling, due to low oil prices, and many smaller companies are busy reworking their 2015 plans.

The impact on trucking freight is twofold: First, there will be less oil-industry cargo to move, including drilling equipment and infrastructure items, such as pipe and controls. Second, there will be less competition for drivers from this sector. These factors combine to increase downward pressure on rates, which started to drift lower last week. That trend is assisted by the declining fuel surcharge.
April 8, 2015

Doosan and Bobcat Company have announced their continued support of innovation in education by donating $3 million to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to fund a STEM-related scholarship program. The State of North Dakota will match the donation, adding $1.5 million — making the combined gift of $4.5 million the single largest gift to establish a scholarship endowment in NDSU history.

Prior to a press conference announcing the gift, the formal agreement was signed by NDSU President Dean Bresciani and Doosan Group Chairman YM Park. Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Infracore Bobcat Holdings Co., Ltd.; and Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan and Bobcat Company, North America and Oceania, were also present. Chairman YM Park traveled to Fargo for the ceremonial signing from Seoul, South Korea. YM Park is also chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
January 19, 2015

New press release from our friends at Bobcat and Doosan:

(BISMARCK,
N.D. — August 2014) Bobcat Company and Doosan recently opened the doors to their new Acceleration Center, ushering in a generation of advanced product innovation and accelerated learning to benefit customers, dealers and employees worldwide.
August 8, 2014

Buyers seeking dozers, log loaders, skidders, and wheel loaders in April
May 9, 2014

Mixer trucks jump ahead of logging trucks; pick up trucks enter top 10 for the first time
April 27, 2014

Buyers seeking conventional and logging trucks in the first months of 2014
April 9, 2014

Buyers seeking log loaders, yarders, skidders in the first months of 2014
April 7, 2014

Equipment Web Services and Truck Web Services users may seamlessly place inventory on My Little Salesman’s website, dramatically expanding reach to potential buyers
November 21, 2013

Caterpillar capitalizes on My Little Salesman’s 55 year history of successfully advertising new and used heavy equipment, trucks, and trailers to offer data syndication and negotiated advertising packages
September 20, 2013

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