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Truck Tonnage Rises 3.7%  
Truck tonnage rose 3.7% in July over the same month last year, jumping to the second-highest level ever as factory output rebounded and the consumer as well as housing markets continued to improve, American Trucking Associations reported.

Wal-Mart Driver Tops Field at National Championships 
ST. LOUIS — Were it not for a twist of fate, Wal­-Mart Transportation truck driver Ronald Emenheiser would not have even been able to compete in the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships.

Private Fleets Widen Search for Drivers to Support Growth 
Private carriers are getting creative with recruitment and training as tight capacity and the persistent shortage of qualified candidates are forcing shipper-owned carriers to grapple with a relatively new problem for them: finding drivers.





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Kenworth’s Feight Defends Trucking’s Safety Record
KIRKLAND, Wash. — During a media event at Kenworth Truck Co.’s headquarters here Aug. 26, I asked General Manager Preston Feight a question: “Is trucking safe?”

Mack Trucks to Skip MATS in 2016
Mack Trucks has become the fourth major truck manufacturer to bow out of the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, joining sister company Volvo Trucks, as well as Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar Inc.

Brad Bentley, President of Truckload Carriers Association, Resigns
Brad Bentley, president of the Truckload Carriers Association, resigned Aug. 27, citing family obligations in his native Alabama.


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TT Archives: Truck Driving Champions
Seven drivers earned trophies at the first National Truck Driving Championships in St. Louis and were recognized the best in a field of 266 drivers from 41 states in this Sept. 2, 1985, issue of Transport Topics.
 
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