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June Trailer Orders Jump  
New trailer orders surged to nearly 27,900 units in June, defying normal seasonal patterns as fleets booked early commitments for 2016 production, ACT Research said.

Congress Passes 3-Month Patch to Continue Highway Funding 
The Senate on July 30 approved both a House-passed, three-month extension of funding authority for highway programs and a six-year highway policy designed to reform several trucking regulations.

Diesel Drops 5.9¢ to $2.723; Lowest Price in Nearly Six Years 
Diesel’s national average price tumbled to its lowest point in almost six years last week, falling 5.9 cents to $2.723 per gallon, according to a July 27 report from the Department of Energy. The last time diesel was lower than the current price was the week of Oct. 19, 2009, when it was $2.705.





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Virginia Trucker Wins $91.8 Million Lottery Prize
It looks like Steven Peloquin (right), a truck driver for more than 30 years from Mechanicsville, Virginia, will soon be contributing to the nationwide driver shortage. But you can hardly blame him.

Swift Amends Credit, Term Loans
Swift Transportation Co. has amended its credit agreement to add $150 million to its revolving credit facility and revised term loans, the company announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Polaris Adds Boston-to-Toronto LTL Service
Polaris Transportation Group, a less-than-truckload carrier based in Canada, announced that it has begun overnight LTL service between Boston and Toronto.


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TT Archives: Hoffa Appeals Conviction
A comment by Teamsters President James Hoffa that “there would be a new general president” if he is sent to prison for jury tampering is page one news for Transport Topics in 1965.
 
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RECENT EARNINGS
ArcBest Corp.: $20 Million Net Income
YRC Worldwide: $26 Million Net Income
Old Dominion Freight Line: $85.6 Million Net Income
Roadrunner: $16.5 Million Net Income
 
FUEL PRICES - WEEK OF JULY 27
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