Sharpsville Middle School Students Send Aid To Florida

Recently, The Sharpsville, PA Middle School National Junior Honor Society conducted a fundraiser to help victims of Hurricane Irma.  The storm hit Florida in early September. More than 50 schools were damaged and left without power. The Sharpsville NJHS rolled up their sleeves and went to work. They sent over 2,000 canned goods, toiletry items, laundry soap, paper products, and blankets/clothing to a community and school that were destroyed by the hurricane. Today, our young adults are often chastised for their lack of initiative. Not so, with these awesome students. We, at DALKO Resources, cannot be more proud of our school district. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your effort, we are happy to have been able to help you with your shipping needs.


President Trump Plans to Abolish the Estate Tax

President Donald Trump was in Harrisburg, PA on October 11 to address representatives of independent family owned trucking companies. His objective is to abolish the estate tax, otherwise known as the death tax. The family owned business owners expressed enthusiasm at the prospect of ending the tax. They said they would be able to reinvest the monies back in the company to grow their businesses. The President praised the trucking industry, stressing how important they are to the American economy.
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2017 ATRA Powertrain Expo held in Las Vegas



The 2017 ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association) Powertrain Expo, was held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 19-22. This annual trade show reveals the latest products and technology in the transmission repair industry. DALKO Resources, Inc. was represented by Raul Pacheco, Sales Professional from Miami, Florida. Raul specializes in logistically moving this product line. The show was well received by the transmission professionals from around the globe. With the ever-changing marketplace and rate of technology advances, it allows these specialist to stay on top of their profession.

Diesel Fuel Pricing

The U. S. on-highway diesel fuel price for the week of  10/16/17 is $2.787. This price is up slightly from the previous week. The price was up in nine regions in the country. It was down in only two of the regions. The California region remains the most expensive at $3.159. At $2.612, the Gulf Coast region is again the lowest price.


On September 27, The United States Department of Transportation released $40 million in federal relief funds to Puerto Rico to help repair damage brought on by Hurricane Maria. These monies will be used for road and bridge repair throughout the island. U. S Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao directed the emergency funding. The infrastructure needs repaired before supplies can be delivered to the devastated population. These funds are in addition to the $2.5 million in relief supplies which the DOT sent when the storm made landfall.

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Pilot Flying J Selling to Berkshire

By 2023, Berkshire Hathaway will become the majority shareholder of truck stop giant Pilot Flying J. With 750 locations, Warren Buffett’s investment company will own 80% of the stock. They have entered an agreement with the Haslam family to purchase 38.6 % of the stock now. In 2023, Berkshire will buy another 41.4 %, to control 80% of the stock. Pilot Flying J employs more than 27,000 people, and has an annual revenue of over $20 billion. CEO, Jimmy Haslam, also owns the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. His brother, William, is currently the governor of Tennessee.

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Port of Virginia to Service PA and Ohio by Rail

With the opening of an intermodal terminal in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, the Port of Virginia will service PA and Ohio by double stack trains. CSX Transportation has funded the project to connect East Coast markets to businesses in the Midwest. The Port of Virginia is the East’s leading rail port. This new terminal will increase the current rail volume of 36% significantly. Last fiscal year the port moved nearly 600,000 containers by rail.

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