Fontaine Modification’s Paul Kokalis Elected To GTA Board

first_imgGTA is an affiliate division of NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry. The GTA Board of Governors is responsible for setting policy and developing strategy for the organization, as well as playing an active role in the development of programs and services. Kokalis previously served on the NTEA Board of Directors from 2016 through 2019, and said he sees serving on the GTA Board as a way to continue giving back to the industry. Paul Kokalis, president of Fontaine Modification, North America’s most comprehensive provider of post-production truck services, has been elected to a three-year term as Governor at Large on the Green Truck Association (GTA) Board of Governors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I really enjoyed my time as part of the NTEA Board of Directors and look forward to the opportunity to continue contributing to the industry’s ongoing evolution through my service on the GTA Board of Governors,” said Kokalis. “I believe my seasoned perspective, technical expertise and real-world experience in a variety of green solutions will help me provide value to the board and the industry.” Kokalis joins the board with more than 40 years of experience in the truck equipment industry. He joined Fontaine Modification in 1988 as a field salesman and has served as general manager of Fontaine Modification’s Volvo operation, vice president of alternative fuels, and in his current role as president. Fontaine Modification is active in the alternative fuels and emissions reduction segment of the commercial truck industry. The company provides complete engineering design, protype development, and production installation for electric vehicles as well as CNG, LNG and LPG fuel systems on Class 2 through 8 trucks at its nationwide network of truck modification centers.Advertisement “The Green Truck Association is at the forefront of improving work truck efficiency and productivity,” said Kokalis. “I encourage my fellow NTEA members, as well as other industry professionals, to join the GTA network of companies who share an interest in the electric and alternative fuel segments of our industry.  Members can access GTA’s unique tools and data while keeping abreast of the latest green truck solutions on our road toward zero emissions.”last_img read more

Carbon dioxide – Outlook: 2010 and beyond

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New tools for hydrogen fueling announced

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PtG maintenance contract awarded to McPhy

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Inter American handles wind shipment

first_imgThe cargoes – 14 wind turbine blades, each measuring 64.7 m in length, and ten nacelles – were discharged at the port of San Antonio Este, located on the north coast of Punta Villarino.Due to the size of the components, Inter American Cargo had to work closely with the provincial authorities to ensure all the proper approvals and permits were in place for the move. Once complete, the 101.4 MW Pomona wind farm will feature 26 wind turbines.Inter American Cargo is a member of the WCA Projects network in Argentina.www.interamerican.com.ar www.wcaprojects.comlast_img

High speed PPP tendering underway

first_imgPORTUGAL: Tendering was launched on March 30 for the second 40-year PPP concession to design, finance, build and maintain the high speed line between the capital and the Spanish border, covering the 34 km between Lisboa and Poceirão. Work on the route, designed for mixed traffic and a maximum speed of 350 km/h, is expected to start in 2010 for high speed trains to begin operating between Lisboa and Madrid in 2013. The concession will see a total of €1·93bn invested in new infrastructure. This includes a third road crossing of the Tagus that, as well as the high speed line, will accommodate an 11 km double-track 1668 mm gauge connection between the Linha de Cintura around Lisboa and the main line to Vendas Novas and the south. This will enable passengers to reach Lisboa’s new airport near Alcochete in less than 23 min from Oriente, using a new 20 km link which will have two 1435 mm and two broad gauge tracks. From a field of four consortia, Elos and Altavia Alentejo have been shortlisted to present their best and final offers for the concession covering the 169 km between Poceirão and the Spanish border at Caia, including a new 1668 mm gauge freight route from Évora to Caia. It is hoped to sign the concession contract in September for work to start in 2010, with some €641m of European Union funding being available for the project.last_img read more

Toyota Motor Rengkuh 2 Visi Futuristik dalam Satu Proyek di Utara Tokyo

first_imgSumber: asia.nikkei.com Toyota Motor kini mulai ikutan terjun ke dunia kendaraan otonom, dimana mereka diplot untuk meluncurkan proyek uji coba sistem transportasi yang berfokus pada kendaraan otonom. Tidak berjalan sendiri, perusahaan asal Jepang ini turut bekerja sama dengan Universitas Tsukuba dan pemerintah setempat. Diketahui, Toyota Motor menjadikan daerah di sebelah utara Tokyo sebagai medan uji coba kendaraan tersebut.Baca Juga: Bus Otonom Apolong Baidu Level 4 Meluncur Secara Global di 2019Dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman asia.nikkei.com (8/10/2018), di bawah sistem otonom yang dikembangkan oleh Toyota, sebuah kendaraan single-seat akan menjemput penumpang dari rumah mereka dan mengantarkannya menuju halte bus terdekat. Di sana, penumpang akan ‘ditransfer’ menuju bus otonom yang siap membawa mereka berkelana menuju kota. Agak sedikit unik memang konsep dari proyek yang tengah dijalani oleh Toyota Motor ini, namun adapun salah satu tujuan dari pengembangan proyek ini adalah untuk membantu mobilitas dari para lansia yang terisolasi dari dunia luar. Ya, jumlah lansia yang terisolasi ini semakin meningkat di Negeri Sakura pasca pemangkasan sejumlah rute moda transportasi di beberapa daerah.Nantinya bus-bus otonom ini akan beroperasi di dalam kota, dengan rute yang paling jauh adalah menuju Stasiun Tokyo dan Bandara Narita. Sebenarnya, prioritas awal dari keseluruhan proyek ini adalah untuk menggunakan Artificial Intelligent (kecerdasan buatan) untuk memprediksi kemacetan lalu lintas di area tertentu.Ibarat pepatah “Sekali merengkuh dayung, dua tiga puau terlampaui”, Toyota nampaknya akan menuai pujian di akhir periode uji coba. Pasalnya, selain digadang-gadang untuk mengentaskan masalah lansia yang terisolasi tersebut, Toyota juga sambil mengembangkan teknologi kecerdasan buatan untuk bus-bus otonomnya dalam menentukan rute tercepat dari daerah yang kerap dilanda kemacetan.‘Eksperimen’ ini sendiri telah ditetapkan untuk diluncurkan pada fiskal 2019 dan berakhir pada fiskal 2022. Dalam rentang waktu tersebut, pihak Toyota dan semua otoritas terkait akan menguji kelayakan teknologi yang relevan dengan lalu lintas reguler.Baca Juga: Coba Peruntungan, Sony Ciptakan Mobil Otonom Futuristik!Tidak melulu soal modanya saja, proyek ini juga akan melibatkan produsen bahan bakar hidrogen dari sumber energi terbarukan untuk bus. Toyota juga akan memperhatikan soal pembangunan pipa untuk stasiun bahan bakar yang tahan bencana – sebagaimana yang kita ketahui bersama, Jepang merupakan negara yang memiliki frekuensi gempa paling tinggi di dunia.Enggan tertinggal, beberapa perusahaan yang juga terkait dengan tema dari proyek ini mulai membuka obrolan – seperti NEC (perusahaan IT asal Jepang), dan Mitsubishi Electric.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedGiliran Bus Otonom EasyMile EZ10 Diuji Coba di Australia17/07/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Toyota Motor Europe dan CaetanoBus Siap Luncurkan Bus Bertenaga Hidrogen23/10/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Hadirkan Bus Otonom, Ericsson Gandeng Perusahaan Lokal Swedia29/01/2018In “Bus dalam kota”last_img read more

Fukushi storms to 10K victory at Asian Games

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Japan’s Kayoko Fukushi (left) smiles with Hiromi Ominami after winning the women’s 10,000-meter race onFriday at the Asian Games in Doha. Ominami finished third. KYODO PHOTOS But on a day when Japan won golds in the billiard hall and the bowling alley, it also suffered a shock defeat in synchronized swimming, bringing to an end the nation’s total dominance of the event at the Asian Games since it was added to the competition program in Hiroshima in 1994. At Khalifa Stadium, Fukushi left the rest of the field running in her wake for much of the race and crossed the line with a time of 31 minutes, 29.38 seconds to give Japan its first athletics gold medal of the Doha Games. Kareema Saleh Jasim of Bahrain finished a distant second in 32:17.14 after edging Japan’s Hiromi Ominami by 0.48 in a homestretch sprint duel.Earlier Yoshiaki Oiwa had won the individual gold on the last day of the three-day equestrian competition, also helping Japan’s men’s team to the silver medal. Oiwa beat Qatar’s Abdulla Ali Abdulla Al Ejail to give Japan its first gold medal in the event since 1998, but Qatar won its first gold of the Games in the team event over three days of dressage, cross country and show jumping, with Indonesia taking bronze.Japan muscled its way to another medal when Yoshihiro Yano took silver in the men’s 75-kg category in bodybuilding on 39 marks, short of the 15-mark golden poses of Hong Kong’s Chan Yun To, and late in the day struck gold again in the men’s five-player team bowling final with a combined total of 6,579 points to beat South Korea’s 6,428 and Saudi Arabia’s 6,349.But there were shock waves at the Hamad Aquatic Center as synchronized swimmers Emiko Suzuki and Saho Harada suffered defeat at the hands of Chinese twins Jiang Tingting and Jiang Wenwen in the duet event. The Chinese delivered a solid free routine to outscore the 2005 world bronze medalists by 0.167 with a total of 96.584, overcoming a deficit of 0.083 after the technical routine.Kazakhstan’s Anna Kulkina and Arna Toktagan were a distant third with 89.668.Japan’s Emiko Suzuki (left) and Saho Harada perform during their synchronized swimming duet program onFriday at the Asian Games in Doha. They finished second. Japanese synchronized swimmers had not previously been beaten by any of their Chinese rivals in major international events, including the Olympics and world championships. Harada and Suzuki emerged as Japan’s top duo after Miya Tachibana and Miho Takeda, gold medalists at the previous two Asian Games, retired after winning silver at the Athens Olympics in 2004.In triathlon, making its debut at the Asian Games, Japan’s Ai Ueda won the women’s silver medal and Akiko Sekine the bronze. Sixth after the 1.5-km swim, Ueda performed strongly in the bike portion and the 10-km run to finish behind China’s Wang Hongni in 2:04:04.81 seconds. Wang clocked 1:59:44.27 for the gold while Sekine, who had the fastest run, timed 2:4:48.42.In other athletics action, Japan’s Masumi Aya took a second straight Asian Games bronze in the women’s hammer throw with 62.67 meters, behind Zhang Wenxiu’s golden hurl of 74.15 meters, an Asian record, and compatriot Gu Yuan’s 65.13, with Japanese national record holder Yuka Murofushi fourth with 59.74.Murofushi’s brother Koji withdrew on the eve of the Games with a calf muscle injury, and Dilshod Nazarov of Tajikistan took advantage of the absence of the Olympic champion to capture gold with a throw of 74.43 meters. Kuwait’s Ali Zenkawi took silver with 73.14 and Japan’s Hiroaki Doi bronze with 69.45.On the tennis court there was disappointment for Japan in the men’s team tennis final as it went down to South Korea 2-1, failing to defend the title it won in Busan four years ago. DOHA – Japan won a hatful of medals across the board at the Asian Games on Friday, from soft tennis to bodybuilding, with track runner Kayoko Fukushi setting the standard by powering to the gold in the women’s 10,000 meters on the first day of athletics competition. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more