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Week of June 26, 2017

Positive Drug-Test Rate Up to Seven-Year High, DOT Says 
May Tonnage Gains 4.8%, Reversing Downward Trend 
Pence, Ryan Pledge Legislation on Infrastructure, Tax Reform 
Trucking Stocks Rebounding at Mid-Year Despite Economic, Political Uncertainty 
Highway Work Will Stop in Illinois if Legislature Fails to Act, IDOT Says 
Ohio EPA to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Output 
Jack Cooper Plans to Reorganize Debt; Auto Hauler Hopes to Avoid Chapter 11 
FedEx Posts $3 Billion Profit in Fiscal 2017 
Logistics Spending Dips to $1.39 Trillion in 2016 
Cummins to Offer Option of Electric Engines by 2019 
Diesel Drops 3.5¢ to $2.489 for Year’s Low 

Week of June 19, 2017

US Seeks NAFTA Changes 
Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan 
Carriers, Shippers View Drop and Hook as Improvement in Operational Efficiency 
Strick to Add Its Own Features to Trailers to Comply With Phase 2 GHG Mandates 
Truck Turn Times Lengthen in May at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach 
ATA Economic Summit Will Assess Health of Key Industries Using Trucking Services 
FMCSA Advisory Panel Backs Plan to Eliminate 12 Vehicle Regulations 
May Truck Sales Fall 6% 
Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say 
FMCSA Forms Working Groups to Develop Requirements for Automated Vehicle Pilots 

Week of June 12, 2017

Trump, Chao Make Pitches to Revitalize Infrastructure 
May Truck Orders Top 16,000 on Replacement Demand 
April Used-Truck Sales Increase Amid Buyers’ Market at Auctions 
Diesel Slips 0.7¢ to $2.564, Gas Rises to $2.414 
Trailer Designs for Final-Mile Deliveries May Evolve With E-Commerce Expansion 
Navistar Loses $80 Million in Fiscal 2Q 
Insurance Market Still Tough as Jury Awards Keep Rising 
Merchant Cash Advance Companies Try to Fix Relationship With Factors 

Week of June 05, 2017

Senators to Question Chao on Infrastructure, Budget 
Landmark CSA Study Nears 
Fleets Differ on Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Ahead of Tighter GHG, Mileage Standards 
US Diesel Climbs 3.2¢ to $2.571, Reversing Five Weeks of Declines 
House Transport Panel Passes Two Bills to Assist Veterans in Obtaining CDLs 
Freight, Construction Groups Push Back on Trump’s Efforts to Defund TIGER Grants 
Trump Budget Would Raise $16 Billion to Protect Pensions 
Truckers, Ports Rush to Keep Pace as Bigger Ships Cross Panama Canal 
Growth of Regional Hauling to Lift VNR Sales, Volvo Says 
Chassis Providers Tout Equipment Upgrades, but Truckers Offer Mixed Reviews on Progress 
Tire Makers Work to Develop Product Lines That Promote Greater Fuel Efficiency 

Week of May 29, 2017

Budget Would Spread Tolls 
ATA April Tonnage Falls 1.8%; Other Freight Indexes Brighter 
Truck Driver Pay Flat in First Quarter, National Transportation Institute Data Show 
Telematics Providers Going Mobile to Expand Capabilities Outside of Cab 
1Q Shipments Up, Margins Shrink; Contract Rates Weaken, TIA Says 
CVSA Gears Up for 30th Annual Roadcheck 
Kenworth Developing Zero-Emissions Trucks Powered by Hybrid-Electric Powertrains 
House Unlikely to Pass Fuel-Tax Hike to Fund Infrastructure, Graves Says 
Straight Trucks’ Market Share Gains on Highway Tractors 
Trucking Groups Worry Rural Roads Overlooked in Infrastructure Debate 
DOT Postpones Effective Dates of Several Final Rules, Again 

Week of May 22, 2017

Congressional Leaders Vow Action on Infrastructure 
Uber Launches Freight App, Extends Reach Into Trucking 
Class 8 Truck Sales Fall 16.8%; Smallest Drop in 13 Months 
Auctions Move Variety of Truck Types; More Buying Activity Shifting Online 
Congestion Adds $63.4 Billion Burden to Trucking Industry, ATRI Reports 
Sen. Bernie Sanders Revives Pension Bill to Shield Retirees From Cuts 
TL Contract Rates Flat in 1Q, Bid Process Irks Some Execs 
Trailer Orders Rise 19% in April to 20,200; Positive Trend Continues for 7th Month 
Infrastructure Plan, FASTLANE Grants to Be Announced Soon, Chao Says 
Donohue Hopes Infrastructure Bill Spurs Economy While Fixing Roads 
Stakeholders Pessimistic About Quick Action From Capitol Hill on Highway Funding Bill 

 
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