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Week of February 08, 2016

Feud Over Toll Plan Rages 
Navistar Unveils HX Series, First New Truck Since 2010 
Love's Agrees to Buy Trillium; Deal Seen as Boon to Nat Gas 
Cummins’ Engine Lead Shrinks as Daimler Hits 30% of Market 
E-Commerce Powers UPS to 23% Rise in 4Q Profit 
LTLs Post Lower Results During Challenging 4Q  
US Diesel Average Declines 4¢ to $2.031; Price Has Fallen 47.1¢ Over 12 Weeks 
Thune: Senators Have Concerns About Darling as FMCSA Chief 
Omnitracs Debuts Next-Gen Telematics System 
Corporate Culture a Key to Driver Retention 

Week of February 01, 2016

Large Truckload Turnover Worsens 
Trailer Shipments Set Record as 2015 Orders Stay Strong 
Fleet Failures Increase in 4Q; Pace Could Accelerate in 2016 
Expansion of Panama Canal Nearly Finished, but Extent of US Freight Shift Still Debated 
Volvo Group Reorganizes Global Truck Units 
FedEx Again Delivers Super Bowl Trophy 
Historic Blizzard Freezes Traffic, Disrupts Shipping on East Coast 
Cummins to Skip Mid-America This Year; Organizers Tout Nearly 1,000 Exhibitors 
Most Truckload Profits Drop in 4Q as Freight Demand Slows 
Diesel Falls 4.1¢ to $2.071; Below $2 in Two Regions 
Jet Express, Others Join Forces to Deliver Water to Flint, Mich. 

Week of January 25, 2016

Darling Promises Reforms at Confirmation Hearing 
December Tonnage Climbs 1.1% as Inventory Growth Slows  
OEMs Vie for Larger Share of Parts Market as Independent Distributors Add Services 
Heavy-Truck Repair, Maintenance Costs Have Soared, But Prices for Common Parts Could Decline in ’16 
Researchers Target Human Factors 
NHTSA: Alcohol Use Down, Marijuana Up 
States Learn From Disaster Preparation 
Class 8 Sales Drop in December, But Still Post Fourth-Best Year 
Diesel Falls 6.5¢ to $2.112 for Tenth-Straight Decline 
2015 Medium-Duty Sales Surpass 200,000 as Growth Is Consistent Among All Classes 
New $10 Billion Transportation Plan Expected to Win Georgia Legislature’s OK 

Week of January 18, 2016

Truck-Crash Deaths Down 
FMCSA to Take Comments on Safety Fitness Proposal This Month 
Diesel Drops 3.4¢ to $2.177; Price Nears Seven-Year Low 
New Engines Demand Finer Fuel Filtration; Suppliers Use Nanofibers to Protect Systems 
Minimal Mention of Transportation in Obama’s Final State of the Union 
Reducing Fatigue, Improving Fitness Make NTSB’s 2016 ‘Most Wanted List’ 
N.Y. Governor Proposes Freeze on Toll Rates, Calls for Tax Credits for Agricultural Haulers 
Shippers, Legislators Skeptical About Bid by Canadian Pacific to Buy Norfolk Southern 
Land Air Express of New England Loses Membership in The Reliance Network 
Zero-Emissions Vehicles Roll Out in California Freight Operations 
Anthony Foxx Promotes Strategic Plan to Boost Freight Connectivity 

Week of January 11, 2016

Truck Stocks Plunge in 2015 
Cummins Says Its Engines Now Meet ’17 GHG Standard 
Intermodal Cargo Falls in 4Q for First Time Since 2009 
Class 8 Orders Slump in December, Down 36% From Same Period in 2014 
Daimler Trucks to Cut Its Workforce at Cleveland, N.C., Factory by 30% 
Truckers in Idaho Receive OK to Haul Loads Up to 129,000 Pounds, Pending State Approval 
Virginia Tech Receives Contract to Study Split Sleeper-Berth Time 
Diesel Drops 2.4¢ to $2.211; Oil Inventories Hit New Peak 
Prices of Used Class 8s Dip in November; Mileage Declines 
Contract Talks Between Teamsters, Car Haul Management to Resume 

Week of January 04, 2016

Drug Test Rate Cut to 25% 
Monthly Tonnage Barely Rises; ATA Sees Stronger Growth in ’16 
November Trailer Orders Climb 10%, Driven by Big-Fleet Demand  
Freight Growth Seen Despite Driver Woes; Government Turns Attention to Regulations  
P3s Are Popular Funding Method in Canada; US DOT Takes Steps to Promote Option 
George Washington’s Battle Experience Led to First National Road for Freight 
Groups Fear New Container Rules Could Create Supply Chain Havoc 
Rep. Ribble Still Optimistic on Raising Truck Weights 
Norfolk Southern Turns Down Third Acquisition Offer, Calling Canadian Pacific’s Bid ‘Grossly Inadequate’  
Love's Travel Stops Surpasses 300 Locations; Founder Has Ambitious Expansion Plans 
Daimler’s Powertrain Chief Oversees Global Integration 

 
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