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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 
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 

Week of February 16, 2015

Truck Sales Start ’15 Strong 
NTSB Urges Greater Attention to Truck Maintenance Issues 
West Coast Ports’ Partial Shutdown Stokes Fear of Prolonged Closures 
Anthony Foxx Asks Congress to Pass ‘New and Improved’ Funding Plan 
Forward Air to Buy Towne for $125 Million, Combining Largest Air-Ground Carriers 
Prices for Used Class 8 Trucks Begin to Ease as Dealers See Higher Trade-in Volumes 
Omnitracs Ties Development Across Acquired Businesses  
DOT Projects Freight Gridlock Without Targeted Investments 
Judge Rules for 2 Large Fleets in Cases Involving Contractors 
Carriers, Retailers Struggle to Absorb Costs From Free Shipping for Online Purchases 
Diesel Price Rises 0.4¢ in First Uptick of 2015 

Week of February 09, 2015

Crash Death Rate Declines 
Obama Budget Request Includes 6-Year, $18 Billion Freight Plan 
OEMs Continue to Nip at Cummins’ Engine Lead 
Quarterly Earnings Drop 1.9% at UPS on Rising Costs for Holiday Deliveries 
Courts Divided on Termination Cases After Drivers Self-Report Alcohol Abuse 
California Court Awards $2.2 Million in Ruling for Pacer Cartage Drivers 
Members of Congress Tout Repatriation as Way to Boost Infrastructure Revenue 
Blumenauer Revives Effort to Boost Federal Fuel Taxes 
Obama Seeks $94.7 Billion for DOT, Proposes Safety Oversight Office 
'Uptime' Becomes a Focus of Navistar's Turnaround 
Profits Jump Sharply for LTL Carriers as Shipment Volumes Increase in 4Q 

Week of February 02, 2015

Truckload Profits Increase as Rates Rise, Firms Grow 
Aftermarket Sales Growing; Fleets Keep Service In-House 
3Q Turnover Remains High Despite Gains in Driver Pay 
Trailer Orders Hit Record 
Alternative Fuels, Efficiency Top Agenda at TMC Meeting 
Mexican Fleets Face Barriers to Operating in United States 
TWIC Cost Dips, But Delays Remain 
FedEx Corp. Carries Vince Lombardi Trophy to Phoenix in Advance of Super Bowl XLIX 
Meritor to Designate Certified Repair Shops; Reports Strong Profits, Paccar Supply Deal  
Diesel Average Drops 6.7¢ to $2.866  
Obama’s Budget Will Boost Grant Funds to Promote Freight Movement, Foxx Says 

 
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