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Week of February 27, 2017

Truck Sales Plunge 31.4% 
January Tonnage Rises 2.6% on Contract, Spot Market Gains 
CSX Shakeup: CEO to Retire, 1,000 Managers to Be Laid Off 
UPS Tests Drone That Uses Delivery Truck as Its Home Base 
Large Carriers Gain Unexpected Allies in Favor of Hair Tests to Detect Drug Use 
Vigillo Acquired by Driver Safety Firm 
ATA Voices Support for New NACV Show 
XPO Posts First Full-Year Profit Since Jacobs Took Helm in 2011 
Services, Variety Draw Buyers to Ritchie Bros. Top Auction 
Tech Startup Joins Push for Driverless Trucks 
Fleets Add Record Number of Trailers in 2016, While Truck Registrations Fall, IHS Says 

Week of February 20, 2017

56,000 US Bridges Deficient 
Truckload Chiefs Hold Out Hope for Business Upswing This Year 
Electric Motors to Power Axles in Meritor-UQM Truck Project 
XPO’s Jacobs Sees E-Commerce as Key to Robust Growth in 2017 
Hiring, Keeping Young Drivers Proves a Constant Battle as Workforce Ages 
Truck Turn Times Fall in January Versus 2016 Levels at SoCal Ports 
International E-Commerce Will Triple to $900 Billion by 2020, Report Predicts 
Pilot Informant Seeks Whistleblower Status From Supreme Court in Rebate Fraud Scam 
Top Freight Executives Leery of Trade Fight With Mexico 
Omnitracs-Peloton Pact Blends Platooning With Fleet Management Capabilities 
Coalition Rallies to Promote States’ Infrastructure Priorities 

Week of February 13, 2017

Class 8 Orders Surge 22% 
ATA Infrastructure Group Urges Action on Funding 
Transport ‘Lockbox’ Advocates Say Success Requires Simplicity 
LTL Fleets Post Profits for 2016 But Come Up Short of Forecasts 
Equipment Suppliers Post Quarterly Gains 
Tighter Brokerage Margins Crimp 3PL Profits 
Reopening Border Trade Deals Sparks Concern in Freight Sector 
Intermodal Rail Traffic Up as Turnaround Takes Hold 
California Moves Ahead With Its Own GHG Rule 
Tire Price Increases as High as 8% Likely 

Week of February 06, 2017

Industry Slams P3s Proposal 
Volvo Group Ends Production of 16L Engines in North America 
Chao Confirmed as DOT Chief; Tech, Infrastructure Top Agenda 
2016 Cargo Thefts Hit $114 Million; Food, Drinks, Electronics Top Targets 
States, Environmentalists Seek to Intervene in Federal Phase 2 Greenhouse-Gas Appeal 
States Partner for Testing, Research of Autonomous, Platooning Vehicles 
UPS Takes $239 Million Loss in 4Q Because of Charge on Pension Assets 
Truckload Profits Beat Estimates From Analysts in Quarter 
Profits Mixed for Trucking Suppliers Wabash, Eaton, Meritor and Arconic 
OEMs Eke Out 2016 Profits; European Sales Strongest 

Week of January 30, 2017

December Tonnage Slips 0.7% 
Trump’s Initial Moves Elicit Praise, Caution From Trucking 
Monthly Truck Sales Top 15,000; Paccar Edges Daimler for Lead 
Nanofibers Offer Finer Oil, Air Filtration, But Some in Maintenance Question Value 
Atlanta Interchange Retains Top Spot in ATRI’s Truck Bottleneck Rankings 
Congress Unlikely to Address Infrastructure During Trump’s First 100 Days, GOP Says 
Praxair-Linde Merger Shuffles Market for Industrial-Gas Distribution Fleets 
Federal Policy on Autonomous Vehicles Needed to Enable Rollout, Backers Say 
FHWA Issues Guidance to States for V2I Use 
Truckload Companies Post Lower Profits in 4th Quarter 
Teamsters, Car Haulers Try Again 

Week of January 23, 2017

Carriers Ask to Test Hair  
Pence Tells Nation’s Mayors to Expect ‘Big’ Highway Bill 
Howard Returns to TT in Executive Editor Post 
Outgoing DOT Chief’s Final Report Provides Road Map for Infrastructure 
Darling Emphasizes Safety Partnerships During FMCSA Farewell Comments 
Capitol Hill, DOT Veteran John Drake Joins ATA; Will Serve as Senior VP of Legislative Affairs 
UPS, FedEx, Amazon Form Twin 33s Advocacy Group 
Trailer Group Asks Court to Review Final Greenhouse-Gas Phase 2 Rule 
Railroad 4Q Profits Mixed; Exec Shake-up Anticipated 
Ports Set Records for Containers in 2016; Forecast Better for 2017 Amid Uncertainty 

 
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