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Tonnage Growth Slows 
The continued growth of truck tonnage stalled in April to the slowest pace in more than two years, rising only 1% over the same month a year earlier, American Trucking Associations reported.

First Truck Platoons in United States Only a Few Years Away, Volvo Says
NEWPORT, R.I. — Advancements in connectivity will bring the first truck platoons to U.S. highways in the near future, paving the way for radical changes in the freight transportation network, executives with Volvo Group said.

Amtrak Crash Sparks Further Debate About Infrastructure Funding Shortfall 
WASHINGTON — President Obama and congressional Democrats said the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia is a reminder that Congress should focus on restoring the country’s aging infrastructure.





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Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Settle Lawsuit Over Jersey Crash
Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. settled the actor-comedian’s lawsuit over a New Jersey Turnpike crash that had left him in a coma for days and killed another comedian.

Nafta Trade Drops, But Truck Freight Rises
U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico fell in in March from a year ago to $96.1 billion, but three of five transportation modes — trucks, railroads and air — rose year-over-year, the Department of Transportation reported.

Accuride to Supply Daimler Trucks With Gunite Brake Drums
Component maker Accuride Corp. signed a multiyear agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to supply its cast-and-machined Gunite brake drums to Daimler’s aftermarket parts group.


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TT Archives: V-E Day
The Allies victory in Europe sparked hopeful comment among trucking industry officials about the easing of war-time restrictions on the production of new commercial vehicles and shortages of parts, tires and motor fuel.
 
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