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Railroad Delays Criticized 
Senate leaders and rail customers last week lambasted railroads for unresolved delays that continue to tie the U.S. freight network in knots, slowing truck, automotive and grain shipments along with it.

Execs Say LTL Market Sizzles, Fueling Strong Freight Growth 
Freight markets are heating up noticeably as the third quarter draws to a close, with particular strength in the less-than-truckload sector, sources said.

Western Star Unveils New Highway Tractor; 5700XE Aimed at Small, Medium Fleets 
HENDERSON, Nev. — Daimler’s Western Star unit launched a new highway tractor offering improved fuel efficiency while maintaining the brand’s classic styling.





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Brad Bentley
Publishing Exec Brad Bentley Hired as President of Truckload Carriers Association
Alabama publishing executive Brad Bentley has accepted the presidency of the Truckload Carriers Association and will begin Oct. 13, both parties confirmed Sept. 18.

Driver Appreciation Week: Words of Thanks
Companies and individuals all across America are expressing thanks to truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 14-20.

Tech Vendors Announce McLeod Integrations
OXON HILL, Md. — Several technology vendors announced deeper integrations with McLeod Software’s products last week in conjunction with the company’s 2014 user conference here.


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