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April Class 8 Sales Rise 15%  
Heavy-duty truck sales climbed 15% in April from a year earlier and surpassed the 20,000 mark for the fifth time in eight months after reaching that level only one other time since 2006, according to WardsAuto.com.

DTNA to Skip MATS in 2016; Calls for Biennial Schedule 
The president of Daimler Trucks North America said the company will not attend the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show and will instead focus attention next year on the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

Trust Fund Extensions Pitched; Proposals Clash Over Length 
WASHINGTON — The top Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works panel unveiled legislation May 14 that would extend surface transportation authorization into July, even as House GOP leaders say they soon will offer an extension through December.





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Equipment Makers Express Support For Changing Mid-America Schedule
Several truck and trailer manufacturers said they would prefer to see the annual Mid-America Trucking Show held every other year, echoing Daimler Trucks North America’s recent call for the continent’s largest trucking show to move to a two-year cycle.

Transport Topics Is Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday
Regular Web coverage will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

Lower Fuel Prices Expected to Push Memorial Day Travel to 10-Year High
U.S. travel over the May 25 Memorial Day weekend is poised to reach a 10-year high as Americans with more money in their pockets are lured onto the roads by lower prices at the pump.


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TT Archives: Highway Bill Becomes Law
With U.S. lawmakers still grappling with the next iteration of highway funding legislation, the headline in the July 2, 1956 issue of Transport Topics commemorates passage of the first long-term highway bill, allocating $50 billion towards construction of 750,000 miles of interstate highways.
 
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