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Week of April 21, 2014

March Truck Sales Surge 25.6%  
TIA Unveils Guide to Combat Cargo Fraud  
Foxx Prods Congress to Act 
Experts See Short-Term Fix as Highway Dollars Dwindle 
Business Continuity Plans Needed for Fleets to Avoid Permanent Shutdown, Experts Say 
Carrier 1Q Profits to Lag Year Ago as Weather-Related Costs Increase 
STB Pressures Two Railroads to Speed Fertilizer Shipments 
Brokers Press for Bill to Set Fleet Standard 
Petri to Leave US House When Term Ends 
N.J. Reconsiders Independent-Contractor Bill 
Diesel Price Dips 0.7¢ to $3.952 in Fifth Straight Weekly Decline 

Week of April 14, 2014

Cummins Showcases Engine to Power New Chinese Truck 
Execs Seek HOS Change During Capitol Hill Visit 
Panama Canal Tour Sparks Talks on Need for Infrastructure Funds 
March Truck Orders Soar 24.4% 
Trucking Bankruptcies Rise 
Report Calls for Separate Emissions Rule for Heavy Trucks Powered by Natural Gas 
Senators Say They Have Reached Agreement on Framework for Highway Funding Bill  
Attorneys Warn Brokers on Contracts, Citing Liability With Carriers, Shippers 
Panel Approves Bill Extending Tax Credits for New Trucks, Alternative-Fuel Producers 
Analyst Says ELD Proposal to Spark Telematics Growth 
Diesel Average Drops 1.6¢ 

Week of April 07, 2014

Fleets Use Novel Approaches in Efforts to Recruit Drivers 
Trucking Kicks Off Campaign to Burnish Industry’s Image 
Bennett President Taylor Is Honored as Trucking’s Influential Woman of Year 
Optimism Prevails at MATS 
Ferro Hears From Truckers, Again Defends HOS Restart 
Technology Helps Brokers Expand Market Share, Improve Carriers’ Efficiency, Executives Say 
FMCSA to Have Enough Medical Examiners When Regulation Takes Effect, Official Says 
Freight Rails, Shippers Argue Before STB Over NITL Proposal to Boost Competition 
Congress Ignoring Trucking’s Offer on Highway Funding, Graves Says 
Used-Truck Prices Rising, Even for Older Models 
Daimler Seeks One US-EU Truck Standard, Questions Long-Term Viability of Nat Gas 

Week of March 31, 2014

Trucking Gathers at MATS 
Worries Over Driver Shortage Outweigh Improving Market 
E-Log Mandate to Spur First-Time Adopters to Buy Lower-Cost Products, Vendors Say 
Feb. Trailer Orders Leap 67.6%; Total Is Largest Since Late 2012 
Official Says Funding for Postal Vehicles Must Stem From Congressional Legislation 
TIA Set to Discuss Regulations, Consolidation as Acquisitions Reshape Brokerage Industry 
Volvo Trucks Showcasing 11-Liter Among Range of Offerings at MATS 
ACT: Truck Sales Will Rise as Fleets’ Profits Increase 
Cummins to Boost Sales Via Fuel-Efficiency Push 
Freightliner Shows Nat-Gas Sleeper at MATS; Western Star Includes New Safety Features 
Whiting Door Licenses Technology to Make Lightweight Steel Panels 

Week of March 24, 2014

Umphress Becomes New TMC Chairman, Aims to Attract Additional Fleet Members 
Calif. Drought May Lower Demand for Produce Truckers by Summer 
Fleets Say E-Log Proposal Will Level Playing Field 
ELD Makers Back Rule, But Seek Clarifications 
February Tonnage Up 3.6% Despite Severe Storms 
Drivers Face Delays in CDL Skills Test; Training Schools Ask Congress to Help 
FedEx’s 3Q Profit Increases 5%, Slowed by Weather Disruptions 
Postal Service Seeks $5 Billion to Replace Its Aging Fleet 
TCA to Focus on Recruiting, Trucking’s Image at Meeting 
Worker Shortage Limiting Firms’ Abilities to Innovate Supply Chain, Survey Finds 
US Diesel Average Slides 1.8¢ to $4.003 

Week of March 17, 2014

FMCSA Issues E-Log Rule 
Truckload Turnover Remains Elevated, Heightens Driver-Supply Fears 
Fleets Say HOS Hurts Driver Pay, Recruiting 
ATA Forms Special Committee to Study Road-Fund Options 
DOT Report Corroborates GAO Study on Need for Improvement of CSA Data 
Largest Chassis Providers Propose Plans to Pool Equipment, Offer Drayage Service 
Hersman to Depart After Decade at NTSB to Become National Safety Council President 
Truck Market Poised to Grow Through 2015, Analyst Says 
February Class 8 Sales Up 11%  
Carriers Mix Cloud With On-Site Computing to Maximize Service, Cut Costs, Execs Say 
Cummins, Eaton Expand Powertrain Deal With 12-Liter Diesel, Nat-Gas Combinations 

 
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