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Truck Sales Surge 24.5% 
U.S. retail heavy-duty truck sales continued their torrid pace, topping 20,000 in September for just the second time since 2006, WardsAuto.com reported.

Mexican Fleets Keep US Authority as Pilot Program Ends 
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is allowing 13 Mexico-based trucking companies that were part of the agency’s cross-border pilot program to maintain U.S. operating authority.

Fleets to Post Higher 3Q Earnings on Rising Rates, Strong Economy  
Third-quarter earnings at nearly all publicly traded trucking businesses are expected to show solid year-over-year growth, propelled by factors such as higher rates and the improving economy, industry analysts believe.





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September Tonnage Holds at Record, Rises 3.7% Year-Over-Year
Truck tonnage held at an all-time high in September, rising 3.7% from a year ago and capping the highest quarter on record, American Trucking Associations reported.

Covenant’s 3Q Profit Declines Due to Cargo Claim
Covenant Transportation Group said its third-quarter earnings declined from a year ago due to a cargo claim judgment.

Blu Launches Lower-Cost LNG Fuel Tanks for Class 8 Trucks
Natural gas-fueling supplier Blu has launched a liquefied natural gas-fueling system for Class 8 trucks aimed at lowering the cost barrier for fleets to adopt the alternative fuel.


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