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Week of May 25, 2015

Tonnage Growth Slows 
First Truck Platoons in United States Only a Few Years Away, Volvo Says 
Amtrak Crash Sparks Further Debate About Infrastructure Funding Shortfall 
Roads, Bridges in Rural Areas Suffering From Same Woes as Cities, Group Reports 
CVSA to Kick Off Roadcheck in Spokane, Wash. 
EPA Proposal on Insulation Raises Reefer-Sector Concern 
New Class 8 Registrations Up 13%; Total US Fleet Size Hits 3.82 Million 
Diesel Climbs 2.6¢ to $2.904, Spread With Gasoline Narrows 
Nat Gas May Increase Emissions, Group Says 

Week of May 18, 2015

April Class 8 Sales Rise 15%  
DTNA to Skip MATS in 2016; Calls for Biennial Schedule 
Trust Fund Extensions Pitched; Proposals Clash Over Length 
Congress Considers 2-Month Funding Patch 
Daimler’s Bernhard Wants Governments to Speed Approval of Self-Driving Trucks 
Reefer Manufacturers Seek Delay in Adoption of New EPA Proposal  
ATRI, Minnesota Trucking Assn. Plan Study on Safety Records of Younger Truck Drivers  
US Trucking Revenue Sets Record in 2014, Surpasses $700 Billion, ATA Report Says 
Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Carriers, Seeks Millions in Past Payments 
Intermodal Gains Accelerate; Tops All Freight Over 4 Weeks 
Diesel Average Rises 2.4¢ to $2.878; Price Has Climbed 12.4¢ in Past Month 
Panel OKs Road Fund Bill That Includes HOS Provision 

Week of May 11, 2015

‘Fascinating,’ Con-way CEO Stotlar Says of Freightliner’s Autonomous Truck Event 
April Truck Orders Drop 10% to Lowest Level in 18 Months 
Cummins Increases Investment in Natural Gas With Fuel System, New Medium-Duty Engine 
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trucking’s Appeal of California’s Meal-Break Requirement 
Equity Firm to Buy Quality Distribution In Proposed $800 Million Tank-Truck Deal 
OEMs Expand Their Presence in Telematics, Will Work With Tech Vendors, DTNA Says 
Mich. Voters Reject Sales-Tax Hike Central to Transportation Package 
Congress Criticizes Itself Over Lack of Highway Fix 
Vinyl Wraps Offer Flexibility, Cost Control for Fleets to Showcase Branding, Colors 
Mack Demonstrates AMT for Vocational Vehicles 

Week of May 04, 2015

XPO Goes Global in $3.5 Billion Deal 
Ryan to Offer Short-Term Fix For Road Fund 
Bill Maintains Restart Suspension, OKs Twin 33s 
Manufacturers Draw Battle Lines Over Next Phase of GHG Rules 
Agency Ready to Start HOS Study; N.Y. Rep. Casts Doubt on Methods 
Indiana Warns Truckers of HIV Outbreak on I-65 Corridor in Southern Part of State 
FMCSA: Use of Tech Won’t Guarantee Rewards 
UPS’ Net Income Rises 13% in 1Q  
March Trailer Orders Drop, but Large Backlogs Remain 
SoCal Truckers Go on Strike Against Four Drayage Fleets 

Week of April 27, 2015

Tonnage Rises 5% in March 
Proposed Speed Limiter Rule Due by Fall, Foxx Tells Senate 
Volvo Ousts Persson as CEO, Scania Exec Tapped for Post 
Proper Inflation, Wheel Balancing Help Extend Tire Life, Experts Say 
Used Sleeper Prices Decline Slightly From Record High, Dealers Report 
MTA, Four Trade Groups File Lawsuit to Stop Minnesota’s Biodiesel Mandate 
Trucking Group Is Honored for Fighting Sex Trafficking 
Freight Group Lists 36 Sites As Top Projects to Address 
Four Fleets Post Higher 1Q Profits, Citing Demand, Rates, Fuel Prices 
Collins Blasts DOT Fiscal 2016 Budget Plan As ‘Unrealistic’ for Fixing Highway Fund 
Maritime Interests Seek Upgraded Freight System 

Week of April 20, 2015

Lots of Talk, Little Action on Highway Funding 
Industry Execs Scold Congress For Indecision 
Retail Truck Sales Jump 25% in March 
FMCSA Could Reward Carriers For Adopting Safety Measures 
Lack of Full-Time DOT Modal Administrators Hurts Safety, Efficiency, House Leaders Say 
Driver-Training Panel Reaches Midway Point With Many Critical Issues Still Unresolved 
Shift Toward Density-Based Pricing Depends on Shippers, LTL Execs Say 
ATA Upset Feds Withholding Hair-Testing Deliberations 
Experts Say Capacity Is More in Balance 
GE to Sell Financial Units, Plans to Exit Trucking 

 
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