During its 2012 fiscal year, Amtrak welcomed 31.2 million passengers on its trains, which was the largest annual total in its history and the ninth-annual ridership record in the past 10 years. Every day, an average of more than 85,000 passengers ride more than 300 Amtrak trains on its national rail network that serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. That equals more than 21,300 miles of routes. Additionally, more than 900,000 daily commuters in 11 states depend on Amtrak’s services.

For Ford Motor Company, producing and marketing these vehicles means more than just financial growth. “This is not just something we’re doing to make a little money; it’s part of a core strategy of the company to find a better way to do things,” says Jon Coleman, the company’s chief strategist of alternative fuels.

When a company hires a third party to manage its MRO supply chain, it wants the peace of mind that the new partner will serve its best interests and provide the parts and components exactly when it needs them. It’s no wonder, then, that Pennsylvania-based SDI Inc. has become one of the leading third-party MRO management firms. According to Executive Vice President of Field Operations Chris Moore, SDI’s status as a pure-play integrated supply company means it is “supplier-agnostic” and “client-loyal.”

Radwell International Inc. is proud to be a one-stop shop for industrial equipment and repair needs. “We compete against repair companies, surplus equipment suppliers and industrial supply equipment distributors,” owner Brian Radwell says. “Our business model is to provide options; instead of making phone calls to three or more different companies, customers can make one call to us and have a number of options right at their fingertips.”

The oilfield business is all about movement. Trucking water, sand and proppants in and flowback water and oil out is a 24/7 business, and just like the oil production itself, all of the companies involved want it to flow well. The process starts with efficient dispatching. Using traditional methods such as whiteboards and colored pens or a basic spreadsheet that simply converts the same information from a whiteboard to a computer, a veteran dispatcher can handle maybe 40 trucks a day, but with the right system perhaps that number can be doubled.

It has been more than six decades since Landi Renzo began developing technology to transform compressed natural gas (CNG) into alternative fuels for transportation. Landi Renzo SpA is the world’s leading alternative fuels company. In the United States, Landi Renzo USA offers alternative fuel solutions to its customers.

The company established Landi Renzo USA in January 2010. “We wanted to bring our experience to the United States,” President Andrea Landi says. “The market is still small, but it is ready for big numbers.”

Danny Mairs, president and CEO of Cox Petroleum Transport, knows that there is nothing more important in his line of work than safety. The company – a third-party logistics carrier specializing in the transportation of petroleum products, headquartered in Bakersfield, Calif. – has received many awards for its safety measures. These include the 2012 Board of Directors Grand Trophy from the California Trucking Association (CTA), the CTA 1st place for Liquid Tank and Vacuum and several competitive safety and personnel safety awards from the National Tank Truck Carriers.

Energy independence is a hot topic nowadays, although the idea of changing from the oil-based lifestyle that Americans are used to makes some people nervous and unsure about how to achieve it. Even so, with regular gas prices reaching $4 a gallon on a regular basis and diesel prices even higher, most agree that change is needed. American Natural Gas (ANG) is helping the transportation industry realize this change and do so in a cost-efficient manner.

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