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Trucking data giant ranks risky road times, driver behavior patterns

Data from the past 12 months culled by onboard Drive Cam technology developer Lytx finds truck drivers encountering the highest rate of collisions on Thursdays and, in year-over-year terms, reducing rates of drowsy driving but increasing instances of cell phone use and failure to wear seat belts.

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Continental Mixers integrates Kimble Mfg. concrete division

Kentucky-based Continental Mixers Solutions, LLC has closed on the concrete mixer division of Kimble Manufacturing Co., and executed a transition plan to continue uninterrupted production of the brand’s rear discharge trucks.

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Continental Mixer announced the Kimble deal last month, just ahead of showcasing its expanded truck portfolio at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s National Mixer Driver Championship and ConcreteWorks exhibit in Florida. PHOTOS: Concrete Products
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“Kimble manufactures products to perform at the highest levels in challenging operator environments,” says Frank Busicchia, president of Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings, of which Continental is a part. “They are an ideal fit with Continental as both brands have an exceptionally strong focus on manufacturing quality products and growing loyal customer relationships.”

“This acquisition will allow us to gain market share and enhance the level of service we provide customers,” he adds. “With Continental being an operator-owned and -led company, Kimble customers will now have access to the entire team, right up to the leadership. Together, we will build lasting customer, vendor and employee relationships, [and] combine our manufacturing processes, technologies and supply chain resources to elevate product quality even higher.”

Kimble is based in New Philadelphia, Ohio, near Akron, where it has designed, fabricated and assembled rear discharge mixers since 1994.

Safety perches above all operating priorities in NRMCA program

A program unveiled at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s ConcreteWorks 2019 conference is dedicated to reinforcing a culture of safety across all facets of the industry and ensure workers end their day at the plant the same way they started it—alive and healthy. ThinkFirst emphasizes thoughtful and strategic actions throughout the order production and delivery cycle, program developers note, and will lead to a decrease in injuries, illnesses and fatalities while increasing worker retention and positive workplace morale.

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Continental Mixers integrates Kimble Mfg. concrete division

Kentucky-based Continental Mixers Solutions, LLC has closed on the concrete mixer division of Kimble Manufacturing Co., and executed a transition plan to continue uninterrupted production of the brand’s rear discharge trucks.

Read more: Continental Mixers integrates Kimble Mfg. concrete division

Maschmeyer, Ozinga, Miles delivery professionals raise the bar

Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida delivery professional Luis Martinez took the 2019 National Mixer Truck Driver Championship, staged last month during the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association ConcreteWorks 2019 conference in Kissimmee, Fla. He received a $5,000 check from NRMCA affiliate, the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, which was among 22 sponsors of an event whose record 96-driver pool tackled eight-station driving course and six-point ability challenges, plus written exam. Based in Orlando, Martinez has been driving for Maschmeyer Concrete for five years and was 2017 Florida Concrete & Products Association State Safety & Skills Competition runner up.

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