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Telematics Was MATS Focus
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The growing prevalence of telematics for monitoring and refining the performance of trucks and linking drivers, fleets and manufacturers with vehicles dominated the opening of the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tonnage Growth Slows in Feb., Hampered by Weather, Economy  
Weaker economic activity and a prolonged winter combined to slow truck tonnage growth to 3% last month, but the industry remains on course to grow faster as the year unfolds, industry experts said.

Separate Oils for Newer and Older Engines Being Developed for Heavy-Duty Trucks 
The next generation of engine oil for diesel-powered trucks will offer commercial buyers increased variety, with separate blends for newer and older engines and a subcategory to reflect some fleets’ shift to lighter oils, said oil and engine manufacturers.





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Nafta Trade Declines in January, But Truck Freight Rises
U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico in January declined 1.2% to $89.2 billion from 2014, but freight carried by trucks increased 3.6% to $55.6 billion, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported March 31.

Raven Transport Buys 115 Peterbilt LNG Trucks
Raven Transport is expanding its natural-gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas, which it will use throughout the Southeast.

Toll Battles Mount as States Seek Cash for Ailing Roads
As U.S. states collect record tolls from drivers, political opposition to fee-based highways and bridges is threatening efforts to rebuild crumbling infrastructure.


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TT Archives: Alternative Fuels
The trucking industry’s Interest in alternative fuels has been building for a while and is expected to continue despite lower oil prices in recent months.
 
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