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Week of January 26, 2015

Study: Crash Data Flawed 
Fleet Failures at Record Low as Rates Rise, Fuel Declines 
Diesel Average Falls Below $3 for First Time Since Sept. 2010 
History Guides Fleets’ Engine Oil Choices; Many Still Prefer Heavier-Weight Blends 
FMCSA to Address Uptick in Crashes in North Dakota’s Bakken Oil Region 
2014 Volumes Up at Three Calif. Ports Despite Delays Linked to Contract Talks  
December Medium-Duty Sales Push Segment to Strongest Annual Finish in Seven Years 
Highways Get Little Mention in State of the Union Address 
Tonnage Rises 5.2% in December 
Leaders Eye Mix of Options to Pay for New Road Bill 
House Legislation Would Speed Decisions on Construction of LNG Export Terminals 

Week of January 19, 2015

Mexican Trucks OK for US Roads Based on Safety Data, Foxx Says 
More Than 1,000 Mexican Carriers Held Authority to Operate in US Before Border Opened 
Truck Sales Hit 8-Year High  
FMCSA Finalizing New Rules to Target Unfit Drivers, Fleets 
America’s Road Team Captains to Spread Trucking’s Safety Message 
Transportation Leaders Haunted By Road Woes, Clean-Air Rules 
Self-Driving Vehicles In Commercial Use, But Consumer Versions Still Years Away 
State DOTs Seek National Freight Policy, Say Energy Transport Burdens Infrastructure 
Diesel Average Tumbles 8.4¢ to $3.053 
NTSB Adds Truck Safety to List of Top Priorities 
Car Haulers Expect ‘Stellar’ 2015 Market, Driven by Robust Vehicle Sales, Economy 
Dealers Adjust to OEMs’ Diagnostics Systems by Revamping Service Center Operations 

Week of January 12, 2015

Feds Keep Drug-Test Rate 
Dec. Class 8 Orders Jump 38%, Capping Best Year Since 2004 
Package Carriers Improve On-Time Delivery During Critical Holiday Shopping Season 
Penske Petitions US Supreme Court to Overturn Calif. Meal-Break Law  
Teamsters’ LTL Organizing Efforts Resume;Con-way Defeats Union at Calif. Terminal 
Mediators Enter West Coast Talks;Port Terminals Remain Congested 
STB to Continue Railroad Reviews, Sidesteps California Emissions Case 
California Expands Cap-and-Trade Program; Trucking Executives Expect Higher Fuel Costs 
Diesel Drops 7.6¢ to $3.137 as Crude Falls Below $50 

Week of January 05, 2015

Truck-Crash Deaths Inch Up 
NYC Suburb Tops Chicago as Worst Traffic Bottleneck, Says ATRI Survey 
2015 Preview: Freight Haulers to Remain Busy, But So Will Federal Regulators 
Carriers Prepare for Heavy Snowstorms as States Worry About Removal Costs 
Tire Work Takes Training, Correct Tools to Protect Technicians, Executives Say 
Truck Tonnage Index Hits Record after 4.4% Increase in November 
TRB Meeting Includes HOS Research Update, Insight on DOT's Long-Term Strategic Plan 
Prices for Used Trucks Continue to Rise as More Late Models Hit the Marketplace 
Key GOP Senator Plans to Advance 5-Year Highway Funding Bill in 2015 
Trucking Stocks Post Gains; Likely to Extend Into 2015  
Fate of Cross-Border Trucking Still Unclear After Report Calls Mexican Pilot Too Small 

Week of December 22, 2014

Michigan-Based Fleet Sues Wabash National; Claims Trailers Exceed Legal Height Limits 
Trucking, Natural-Gas Industry Benefit from Congress’ Tax-Credit Legislation 
Retired Teamsters May Face Pension Cuts Under Rules Included in Spending Law 
HOS Restart Change Is Law 
November Truck Sales Rise 15.1% 
FedEx Records Higher 2Q Profits, Agrees to Buy Logistics Firm Genco 
Navistar Trims Fiscal Loss; Trails Analysts’ Projections 
Trucking Industry Honors Military Veterans; 720,000 Wreaths Delivered to Cemeteries 
Medium-Duty Truck Sales Edge Up in November 
Diesel Average Drops 11.6¢ To Lowest Since Jan. 2011 

Week of December 15, 2014

Predictive Maintenance Is Focus at Volvo, Mack Uptime Center 
Alabama Fuel-Tax Exemption Discriminates Against Rails, CSX Tells Supreme Court 
Industry Advocate Pennington Dies at 64 
FMCSA Ends Inspection Reporting Unless Drivers Find Vehicle Defects 
Konezny to Depart Trimble 
Shortage of Freight Rail Locomotives Seen on Emissions Rules, Production Cutbacks 
West Coast Port Talks Drag On 
UTi’s Fiscal 3rd Quarter Losses Mount  
Diesel Dives 7¢ to $3.535 
Congress Debates Spending Bill  

 
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