The 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan was known for his ability to speak in a way as to persuade his adversaries to rethink their political position. He gave the American people restored economic optimism, as he was instrumental in the 1991 downfall of the Soviet Union.
When he left office, President Reagan left a legacy of hope to the American people… 87 % of the polled population choose him as one of the most popular United State Presidents.
President Ronald Reagan/Edalisse
Next Quiz…Who Said It?…”Leaders are important but history is ultimately not made by kings and generals. It is made by the masses.”
Diesel Fuel Update…….Released by the United States Energy Information Administration(Week beginning 02/21/2017)
U.S. $2.572 ….Up .007. Every area of the country showed a slight increase except the Midwest Region that was down by 0.005. The prices at the pump were: East Coast-$2.626, New England-$2.668, Central Atlantic-$2.765, Lower Atlantic-$2.519. Midwest-$2.487, Gulf Coast-$2.424, Rocky Mountains-$2.522, West Coast-$2.869, and California-$2.957.
The U. S. Department of Transportation launched a $7 million digital, radio, and digital video campaign to raise awareness to railroad crossing safety.
The message is aimed at young male drivers to make the right choice at railroad crossings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration(FRA) have joined ranks on this nationwide effort.
Last year alone, 232 people died in railroad crossing accidents. It has been determined that approximately every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States.
The ads will target males ages 18 to 49 in the states that have the most dangerous crossings. The states that are targeted are: California, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi, New Jersey, Arkansas, and Arizona.
The message is clear. It takes a train going 55 miles per hour, one mile to come to a complete stop. That’s the length of 18 football fields. Nearly all of the deaths at crossings are preventable…”Stop! Trains Can’t”
Today America observes Presidents’ Day. Under the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, Presidents’ Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally, it was a day to honor George Washington. His birthday is on February 22nd, and thus, the holiday was called “Washington’s Birthday.” In 1971, Congress renamed the holiday Presidents’ Day to also honor Abraham Lincoln’s February 12th birthday as well. So, if you have the day off, and are shopping a one cent sale, remember what the day celebrates.
George Washington…1732-1799…1st President of the United States…”Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
Abraham Lincoln…1809-1865…16th President of the United States…”I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
Source: www.simpletruths.com,PeggyAnderson,GreatQuotesfromGreatLeaders; Alexander Gardner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons; Gilbert Stuart [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Dawn Hudson, PublicDomainPictures.net
Information Technology Specialist
Terry joined the DALKO team in January 2015, as an Information Technology Specialist. Mercyhurst University laid the foundation for Terry’s career in the I. T. world where he earned degrees in both Computer Science and Psychology. After graduation, he gained valuable logistics computer experience working at his previous employer, P.I.& I. Motor Express. At DALKO, Terry works side by side with Sean Scarmack, Saravanan “SJ” Jothiramalingam and Charity Boughner. Together they have built an Information Technology Department that is second to none in the transportation/logistics arena. In his spare time, he is very involved within the Sharpsville, PA community. Not only is he a volunteer assistant coach for the girls high school basketball team, he is also a member of the Sharpsville Volunteer Fire Department. A great day for Terry is to go to a Pittsburgh Pirate game with his fiancé, Jenna Grandy. An even greater day is to vacation with Jenna in Florida and spend time between Disney World and the Pirates spring training facility. They will officially become Mr. and Mrs. Terry Stowe on June 16, 2018. Some little known facts about Terry are that he is a DJ, and that he has played the guitar since he was 14 years old. He can also tell you anything you want to know about any of the Star Wars movies. It might have something to do with his Psychology Degree!
Who Said it?…”Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”… Legendary NFL coach…Vince Lombardi
National Football League coach Vince Lombardi became a national symbol of single-minded determination to win. He coached the Green Bay Packers for nine years. In that time he led the team to five NFL championships and to victory in the first two Super Bowls. He went on to become head coach, general manager, and part owner of the Washington Redskins before dying of cancer in 1970 at the age of 57. His quotes on motivation are used by many businesses and sales professionals today.
source; simple truths, Peggy Anderson, Great Quotes from Great Leaders, https://www.flickr.com/photos/thenext28days/9439195575
Next Quiz…Who Said It?…”We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
Elaine Chao Named Secretary of Transportation
On January 31, 2017 the U.S. Senate easily confirmed Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation. The vote was 93 for and 6 against. The Secretary stated that one of her top priorities will be cooperating with Congress to enact the trillion dollar infrastructure plan that is one of President Trump’s top priorities.
Source: 2017 Truckinginfo.com, By Christian Mehlführer, User:Chmehl (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
New Truck Orders In January Highest In Over a Year
January 2017 was a banner month for new heavy and medium- duty truck orders. The 45,300 units were a 27% increase from the sales in January 2016. Experts believe that this spike in orders indicate that trucking companies are more confident in market conditions than they were last year.To put that number into context, it was the best month since 2008.