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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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Nafta Trade Rises 4.4% in August
U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico rose 4.4% in August to $100.6 billion from a year ago, the Department of Transportation reported Oct. 23.

Daimler’s Revenue Rises in Third Quarter
German auto and truck maker Daimler AG reported a 10% increase in third-quarter revenue, and net profit increased as vehicle sales climbed 7% from last year.

Caterpillar Raises Forecast, Sees 2015 Growth Prospects
Caterpillar Inc., the largest construction equipment maker, raised its full-year earnings forecast and said sales may gain in 2015 on an improvement in global economic growth.


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