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June Truck Sales Jump 21% 
Class 8 vehicle sales surged 21.6% in June to 19,373 units, the third-highest monthly total since the end of 2006, WardsAuto.com reported.

House Passes Highway Patch 
The Republican-led House of Representatives on July 15 easily passed legislation that would rescue a cash-strapped federal highway account through May.

2Q Fleet Failures Nearly Double on Cost Pressures, Report Says 
Trucking failures virtually doubled in the second quarter, compared with the same period last year, as continued driver and regulatory cost pressures pushed more marginal fleets off the road, a new report found.





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US-Nafta Trade Up 5.4% in May
U.S.-Nafta trade in May increased 5.4% over the same period a year ago, aided by continued reliance on trucking, according to TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Universal 2Q Income Slips to $13.6 Million
Universal Truckload Services Inc. reported second-quarter net income declined to $13.6 million, or 45 cents per share, compared with $14.2 million, or  47 cents per share, a year ago.

Nancy Bailey, Longtime Editor At Transport Topics, Dies at 68
Nancy Coe Bailey, a longtime editor for Transport Topics Publishing Group, died July 4 after an extended illness. She was 68.


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