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Week of April 13, 2015

FedEx Makes Bid for TNT 
Another Extension for Road Bill Appears Likely, Lawmakers Say 
Mergers, New Investment Drive Consolidation Within Rapidly Growing Logistics Industry 
McKee Foods Receives HOS Exemption 
West Coast Dockworkers to Vote on Pact as Ports Continue to Cut Freight Backlog 
Boy Scouts Earn Trucking Merit Badges at MATS 
Class 8 Truck Orders Decline for First Time in 26 Months 
Rate Gains, Tight Capacity to Yield Improved 1Q Profits, Analysts Say 
Fischer: FMCSA Overhaul to Be Introduced in Spring 
States Pull Back From Highway Projects Amid Uncertainty Over Federal Funding  
Trucking Sheds 6,800 Jobs in March; First Decline in Almost Two Years 

Week of April 06, 2015

US Delays Greenhouse-Gas Rule 
Lack of Road Funding Hurts Efficiency Efforts, DTNA’s Daum Says 
Truckload Turnover Remains Elevated as Fleets Try More Retention Methods 
Consolidation in Truck Technology Sector Opens Door for Innovation, Companies Say 
TMAF Meets First-Year Fundraising Goal, Plans to Expand Message During 2015 
Energy, Environment Critical Issues for Trucking, Volvo CEO Persson Says 
FMCSA Official Defends CSA, New App; Truckers Express Concern, Frustration 
Drivers Worry Federal Medical Guidelines Could Result in Additional Disqualifications 
Diesel Average Hits Five-Year Low 
Flatbed Carriers Await Spring’s Freight Bloom 
Obama Revises Road Plan to Six Years, $478 Billion 
New Trailer Orders Slide 30% in February as Manufacturers Tackle Massive Backlog 

Week of March 30, 2015

Telematics Was MATS Focus  
Tonnage Growth Slows in Feb., Hampered by Weather, Economy  
Separate Oils for Newer and Older Engines Being Developed for Heavy-Duty Trucks 
Sen. Debra Fischer Chides FMCSA for Approach on Restart Rule 
N.Y. Union Leader Seeks to Take Helm as Teamsters President in 2016 Election 
Bill to Expand STB Authority Approved; Measure Backed by Railroads, Shippers 
Navajo Express Execs Foil Bomb Threat as Passenger Charges Cockpit on Flight 
Class 8 Sales Will Hit Peak in 2015, ACT Forecast Says 
Cummins to Revamp ISX15 Engine to Meet Federal 2017 GHG Rules 
Recruiting Drivers for Restart Study Proving Difficult, DOT Official Says 
Diesel Falls 5.3¢ to $2.864 in Second Weekly Price Drop  

Week of March 23, 2015

Thune Wants CSA Overhaul 
Booming Truck, Trailer Sales Stretch MATS Exhibit Space 
FedEx’s Frederick Smith: ‘Good Chance’ Congress OKs 33-Foot Trailers 
Chassis Pool to Aid Cargo Flows Being Developed at N.Y., N.J. Port 
More States Increasing Fuel Taxes to Make Overdue Highway Repairs  
Driving Skill Outweighs Classroom Time for New Truckers, Training Experts Say 
State Leaders Pan Devolution, Press Congress for Highway Bill  
Bills Offer Hair-Testing Option to Check Drivers for Drug Use 
CSA App Sparks Controversy; GAO Official Concerned With Public Availability of Scores 
Ocean Carriers Struggle With Pricing Due to Data Gaps, Consultant Says 
US Diesel Average Declines 2.7¢ to $2.917; Gasoline Dips as Crude Oil Hits 6-Year Low 

Week of March 16, 2015

February Truck Sales Up 28% 
Senators Favor Tax Reforms to Fund Long-Term Road Bill 
Truckload Fleets See ‘Terrific’ Market, Burdened by Driver Shortage 
TCA’s Keith Tuttle Focuses Efforts on Industry’s Image, Success 
Kenworth Dealer Kari Rihm Honored as 2015 Influential Woman in Trucking  
Goodyear Rolling Out New Fuel Max Line; Says Tires Provide Fleets Additional Savings 
High Court Sides With Ala. in Fuel-Tax Case 
Diesel Average Rises 0.8¢ to $2.944 as Warmer Weather Slows Increase 
Senator Calls on White House to Select FMCSA Nominee 
CVSA Removes English Requirement In Updated Out-of-Service Guidelines 
Seat Belt Violations Highest During Summer, Data Show 

Week of March 09, 2015

Fischer Vows FMCSA Fix 
FMCSA Panel Takes Fresh Look at Entry-Level Driver Training 
Trucking, Logistics Acquisitions Expected to Continue in 2015 
Utah Trucking Group Backs State’s Efforts to Fund Construction Through Fuel-Tax Hike 
Trailer Manufacturers Chip Away at Weight by Using Aluminum, Composite Materials 
Truckers Criticize Potential Increase in Minimum Insurance Requirements 
Ford Redesigns Medium-Duty Line, Including Updated Telematics System 
Regional LTL Benton Global Ends Operations; First Publicly Announced Failure This Year 
Navistar Narrows Fiscal 1Q Loss as Sales Gain, Repair Costs Drop  
Three Large Chassis Owners Begin Pool in Southern California to Tackle Shortage 
Used-Truck Transactions Up, But Constrained by Inventory 
Diesel Gains 3.6¢ to $2.936 

 
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