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Parking Shortage Worsens 
WASHINGTON — Concerns over the ongoing plight to park trucks safely is prompting a group of national and regional stakeholders to plan ways to improve parking availability, given a new Department of Transportation survey that found dire shortages in metropolitan areas.

New Truck Registrations Rise; US Heavy-Duty Fleet Expands 
A hot second quarter pushed U.S. registrations of new, heavy-duty trucks during the first half of this year 20% above last year’s pace, providing another sign that fleets remain confident about freight demand to come, IHS Automotive reported.

Fleets Still Rely on Higher Pay to Retain, Attract TL Drivers  
The amount of truckload driver pay increases continued to move upward this summer, as fleets seeking to keep or attract operators more than doubled wage increases over the second quarter of last year.





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Pennington Honored With Paver at ATA's Capitol Hill Office
WASHINGTON — Longtime trucking industry advocate Mike Pennington was honored Sept. 3 with a commemorative paver on the rooftop terrace of American Trucking Associations’ Capitol Hill office.

UTi Worldwide Loss More Than Triples as Revenue Dips
UTi Worldwide Inc.’s fiscal 2016 second quarter loss more than tripled to $70.6 million, or 70 cents per share, reflecting a decline in revenue and profit margin in its forwarding and other supply chain businesses.

Trucking Adds 700 Jobs in August; America Considered Fully Employed
The trucking industry added 700 jobs in August as the unemployment rate declined to 5.1%, a level that is considered full employment, the Labor Department reported Sept. 4.


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TT Archives: Hurricane Katrina
Beyond the human death toll of nearly 2,000 people, high winds and flooding from Hurricane Katrina severely damaged roads and rail lines and would disrupt transportation across a wide swath of the U.S. Gulf Coast, as reflected in this Sept. 5, 2005 edition of Transport Topics.
 
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