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Tonnage Growth Still Tepid 
Truck tonnage continued to grow at a tepid pace in June, rising 1.8% from a year earlier as factory production and retail sales stalled and inventories remained high, American Trucking Associations reported.

All New UPS Class 8 Tractors Will Have Collision Mitigation (with video) 
NORWALK, Ohio — With more than 50 years of accident-free driving combined, UPS Inc.’s Bill Lazarski and Paul Savill said it is unnatural for them to speed or tailgate.

Senate Road Bill Would Remove CSA Scores From Public View
WASHINGTON — A six-year highway bill in the Senate that would address several regulatory concerns within the trucking industry appears to lack significant bipartisan backing to advance to the House before funding authority for highway programs expires at the end of the month.





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Obama Signs 3-Month Highway Funding Extension (with video)
President Obama signed the three-month extension of funding for federal highways measures July 31, but criticized Congress for failing to agree on a longer-term solution.

US Crude Posts Biggest Monthly Fall Since 2008
U.S. crude posted its biggest monthly drop since the 2008 financial crisis on July 31 after a string of losses in July triggered by China's stock market slump and signs that top Middle East producers were pumping crude at record levels.

FedEx Faces In-Depth EU Probe Into Bid to Take Over TNT
FedEx Corp. faces an in-depth probe into its bid to take over TNT Express NV just 2 1/2  years after European Union regulators thwarted UPS Inc.’s attempt to buy the Dutch company.


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TT Archives: Truck Weight Bill
In 1975, President Gerald Ford signed into law a bill allowing states to permit higher truck weights on interstate highways, and it’s worth remembering the reason for the measure – a national speed limit of 55 miles-per-hour had crimped productivity for the nation’s truck drivers.
 
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