ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Trucking Associations announced today it has renewed

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Trucking Associations announced today it has renewed PrePass—a product of the PrePass Safety Alliance—as an Endorsed ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. ATA also endorses PrePass Safety Alliance’s PrePass Plus electronic toll payment solution, MOTION, ALERTS, and INFORM products. PrePass is a weigh station bypass platform offered throughout North America that allows qualified commercial vehicles with good safety scores and current credentials to bypass hundreds of inspection facilities using a secure, hands-free in-cab electronic device. “Minimizing truck downtime is key for a fleet’s productivity and profitability,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “The service and technology offered in PrePass exemplify how innovative products can streamline a carrier’s operations and increase efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.” Within seconds of approaching a PrePass-equipped site, the service automatically pre-screens vehicles and notifies drivers if they are cleared to stay on the road and bypass truck scales, or if they need to pull in for inspection. PrePass P...

Blue Diamond Almond Growers to Be Featured on Almond Breeze’s Rose Parade® Float

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Diamond, the world’s leading almond marketer and processor, is bringing its almond growing history to life in this year’s Rose Parade®, an iconic annual New Year’s Day event held in Pasadena, CA on January 1, 2020. This is the second year the brand will participate in the parade. Blue Diamond’s Rose Parade float will feature Almond Breeze® Almondmilk as the headlining Blue Diamond product. The float will show how Blue Diamond’s legacy of quality came into existence from the first seed planted in California’s rich soil, to the bloom of the expansive, vibrant orchards, to the creation of the creamy, delicious almondmilk made with the best almonds. Every single Blue Diamond almond that goes into Almond Breeze® Almondmilk is harvested by families of growers who tend to acres of land with pride and a deep satisfaction of their work. The Blue Diamond Almond Breeze float will highlight the generations of growers who have passed on their pioneering spirit, commitment of quality, and love of sharing their craft to their families. The float will be decorated with more than 300 pounds of almonds and over 20,000 California-grown rose...

‘Shark Tank’: The 10 Most Popular Products Ever Featured on the Show

Investors aka sharks, on ABC’s competition series Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch their product or service in the hopes of securing an investment, have seen a lot — and we mean a lot — of stuff enter the tank in 11 seasons (go behind-the-scenes of the current season here). Ahead, learn which products seen on Shark Tank have become best sellers.  USA Today used figures from Sony Pictures, the producer of the show, to compile a list of the 20 best-selling products on Shark Tank. See the top 10 most popular items below.  In a 2014 episode of Shark Tank, co-founders of the sock brand, Bombas, received an offer of $200,000 for a 17% stake in the business from shark, Daymond John. For every pair of socks sold, the company donates a pair. And today, Bombas has made $225 million in sales. That’s a lot of donated socks. A kitchen sponge made big money for shark, Lori Greiner, in 2012 when she offered Scrub Daddy $200,000 for a 20% stake in the company. Now, Scrub Daddy’s sales total $209 million. Just two years after investing in the product, Greiner called her decision to back Scrub Daddy one of the “best investments” she’s ever made on Shark Tank, according to CNBC.  A bathroom s...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: NVR, MEDIFAST, BMC Stock, Universal Forest Products and EMCOR

Chicago, IL – September 20, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are NVR Inc. NVR, MEDIFAST Inc. MED, BMC Stock Holdings Inc. BMCH, Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI and EMCOR Group Inc. EME. Return on equity (ROE) can be considered one of the most reliable metrics for investors. That said, we would like to note that the basic ROE calculation doesn’t always tell the complete story and an investor might get misled by picking stocks based on this number. Thus, taking a step beyond the basic ROE and analyzing it at an advanced level or applying the DuPont technique seems to be an intriguing idea. The DuPont analysis allows investors to evaluate the elements that drive any change in ROE. It helps investors distinguish companies with higher margins from those having a high turnover. In fact, it also focuses on the company’s leverage status. A lofty ROE could be due to the overuse of debt. If this is the case, the strength of a company is in question if it has a high debt load. This is where DuPont analysis wins while picking the better stock. Investors can simply do this analysis by taking a look at the company’s financials. However, looking at the financial statements of eac...