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Week of May 30, 2016

Commenters Slam Safety Fitness Proposal 
House Committee Keeps Provisions on HOS, Safety Fitness, Meal Breaks 
April Trailer Orders Decrease; Factory Backlogs Still Strong 
New Overtime Threshold Could Disrupt Payrolls, Revamp Job Classifications, Trucking Execs Warn 

Week of May 23, 2016

Correctly Spec’d Floors Can Reduce Cost of Trailer Maintenance, Industry Execs Say 
Congress Moves on HOS  
Lawmakers Already Preparing for Future Road Funding Fights 
Industry Groups Unite to Develop New App Aimed at Making Truck Parking Easier to Find 
Western Star Debuts Transforming Truck 
Kenworth Boosts Automation at Manufacturing Facility 
Experts: New Technology Can Reduce Congestion 
FedEx Founder Smith Predicts Twin 33s Will Ultimately Win Federal Approval 
UPS Exec Urges Passage of Trade Pact, Says Protectionism Hurts Supply Chain 
Overtime Rule Could Affect Operations, ATA Says 

Week of May 16, 2016

Report: Traffic to Worsen Without Federal Fund Lift 
Zero-Emission Vehicles at Center of Plan to Slash California’s Nitrogen Oxide Levels 
With Union Pensions in Jeopardy, Fund Appeals to Congress for Aid 
Execs See Consolidation in Finance Sector Following Recent Sell-Off by Biggest Player 
‘Fittest Trucker’ Crusades for Health 
XPO Rebuffs Meeting Unions on Complaints 
April Class 8 Sales Decline 18.9%  
Volvo: Too Tough GHG Rule May Scare Off Truck Buyers 
Portland, Ore., Approves Tax on Trucks 

Week of May 09, 2016

Diesel Climbs to 2016 High 
Program to Allow In-Transit Canadian Freight by Truck to Resume Through United States 
Delaware Bridge Repair Plan Underscores US Road Needs 
New Tech Tools Can Help Fleets Monitor Driver Health, Fatigue 
Stronger Emissions Rules to Restrict Fleets From Repurposing Trucks, Experts Predict 
XPO, Estes Agree to Pay $13 Million to Settle DOD Overcharge Claims 
Most Fleets, Logistics Firms Record Weaker 1Q Earnings 
Carbon-Based Fuels Face Growing Opposition, Lobbyist Says 
Truckers' Use of Seat Belts Increases as Fatal Crashes Decline, Data Show 

Week of May 02, 2016

Truckload Driver Turnover Climbs 
Mack Unveils 2017 Powertrain 
Green Fleets Still Committed to CNG Even As Diesel Prices Remain Low 
March Trailer Orders Decline 36% 
ABF Starts California Freight Surcharge 
Execs See Logistics Technology Accelerating, Predict Capacity Crunch, Seek Better Image 
Congress Likely to Act in May on Funding, HOS Provision 
UPS Posts First Quarter Net Income Gain, Could Face $3.8 Billion Pension Charge 
Major Logistics Firms Post Higher 1Q Profits  

Week of April 25, 2016

Manufacturers Say Fleet Testing Essential for Developing Improved Truck Tires 
Truck-Involved Deaths Dip 
GHG Comments Reveal Rift Among Industry Stakeholders 
March Tonnage Increases 2.2% Amid Slow Economic Growth 
Traffic Costs Industry $49.6 Billion During 2014, ATRI Study Shows 
Hours Capped at 73 a Week in Senate Transport Bill 
Difficult Freight Market Hurts Truckload Earnings 
FMCSA Requires Use of New Health Form Detailing More Thorough Medical Histories 
Celadon Founder Russell Passes Away 
Diesel, Gasoline Averages Both Increase 
States Struggle to Pass Fuel-Tax Hikes in 2016 

 
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