• Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Ore., and Synmet Holding BV, Enschede, The Netherlands, have signed a cooperation agreement. Synmet has been granted the exclusive distributorship of the BHS product line in Europe. Meanwhile, BHS now has the exclusive distributorship in North America of Synmet-Nihot air separation systems.

  • Hallco Manufacturing Co., Tillamook, Ore., has launched a new Web site at

  • Autocar, Hagerstown, Ind., has selected tires manufactured by Continental Tire North America Inc., Charlotte, N.C., to be standard equipment on Autocar Xpeditor trucks.

  • The American Transportation Research Institute, Alexandria, Va., has released a report outlining the 10 most crucial issues facing the U.S. trucking industry. The high cost of fuel and the driver shortage topped the list. To view the full report, visit