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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 

Week of March 02, 2015

Drivers Can Improve Fleets’ CSA Scores By Conducting Better Pre-Trip Checks 
Federal Proposal to Regulate Drones Could Delay Package-Delivery Potential 
Mileage Tax Could Replace Fuel Taxes in Near Future, Lawmakers, Experts Say 
Tonnage Index Rises 6.6%  
Senate to Offer New Road Bill Before May 31, Inhofe Says 
Snowy States Rely on Trucks to Counter Mother Nature 
Replacement of Older Units Drives Growth Of Medium-Duty Vehicle Sales, Analysts Say 
Republicans, Foxx Clash on Transportation Budget  
Trailer Orders Cool After 4Q Surge, But Still Gain 18% During January 
West Coast Ports Start to Clear Backlog After Tentative Agreement With Union  
Thune Wants Tax Overhaul to Fund Highway System 

Week of February 23, 2015

Recruiting, Retention Strategies Must Change to Attract New Drivers, ATRI’s Brewster Says 
Fleet Executives Say Strong Markets Increase Opportunity to Raise Rates 
New TMC Chairman Kevin Tomlinson Laments Technician Shortage 
Truckload Driver Pay to Rise for Years, Executives, Analysts Forecast 
Food Industry Confronts Tight Capacity, New Regulations as Global Demand Grows 
Labor Secretary Takes Role in West Coast Port Stalemate 
House Panel to Begin Highway Bill Work; Anthony Foxx to Testify on Transportation Funding 
FMCSA Delays Publication of E-Log Rule to November 
Foxx Takes Bus Tour Through Southeast to Highlight Infrastructure Funding Needs 
Diesel Gains for 2nd Week 

Week of February 20, 2015

Class 8 Registrations Rise in 2014 to Highest Level in Eight Years 

 
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