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Tonnage Index Rises 6.6%  
Truck tonnage rose 6.6% in January from a year earlier to set another record, driven by a strong manufacturing sector and easier comparisons due to 2014’s weather-affected results, American Trucking Associations reported.

Senate to Offer New Road Bill Before May 31, Inhofe Says 
WASHINGTON — A Senate transportation panel will unveil a multiyear highway bill before there is a need to approve a short-term extension of funding authority for highway programs, which expires in late spring, the panel’s chairman told Transport Topics on Feb. 25.

Snowy States Rely on Trucks to Counter Mother Nature 
While snow is sometimes viewed as the enemy of trucking, when it comes to moving goods over highways, trucks also are the primary weapon for state and local governments to fight winter’s blowing flakes.





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Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 2: Tough Questioning Ahead for Darling, Foxx?
Truck safety regulations and FMCSA funding take center stage during a pair of Senate Commerce hearings this week, where Scott Darling and Anthony Foxx could face some tough questioning.

USA Truck’s Earnings in 4Q Highlight Firm’s Turnaround
USA Truck Inc.’s strongest quarterly earnings report in nine years helped the company complete a turnaround in 2014 that saw it post its first full year of per-share profits since 2008.

C.R. England Announces Driver Pay Increase
C.R. England said it will offer a new bonus program for its company and independent truck drivers, and will boost pay for solo company drivers in its Western regional fleet.


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TT Archives: ATA on the Move
The opening of new offices for American Trucking Associations in Alexandria, Virginia, is recorded in the Jan. 28, 1985 edition of Transport Topics with a ribbon cutting featuring ATA President Thomas J. Donohue, Gov. Charles Robb and DOT Deputy Secretary James Burnley IV.
 
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