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Week of December 22, 2014

HOS Restart Change Is Law 
Year in Review: Trucking Posts Strong Gains, But Legislative Battles Rage  
November Truck Sales Rise 15.1% 
FedEx Records Higher 2Q Profits, Agrees to Buy Logistics Firm Genco 
Diesel Average Drops 11.6¢ To Lowest Since Jan. 2011 
Michigan-Based Fleet Sues Wabash National; Claims Trailers Exceed Legal Height Limits 
Navistar Trims Fiscal Loss; Trails Analysts’ Projections 
Trucking, Natural-Gas Industry Benefit from Congress’ Tax-Credit Legislation 
Retired Teamsters May Face Pension Cuts Under Rules Included in Spending Law 
Trucking Industry Honors Military Veterans; 720,000 Wreaths Delivered to Cemeteries 

Week of December 15, 2014

Predictive Maintenance Is Focus at Volvo, Mack Uptime Center 
Alabama Fuel-Tax Exemption Discriminates Against Rails, CSX Tells Supreme Court 
Industry Advocate Pennington Dies at 64 
FMCSA Ends Inspection Reporting Unless Drivers Find Vehicle Defects 
Konezny to Depart Trimble 
Shortage of Freight Rail Locomotives Seen on Emissions Rules, Production Cutbacks 
West Coast Port Talks Drag On 
UTi’s Fiscal 3rd Quarter Losses Mount  
Diesel Dives 7¢ to $3.535 
Congress Debates Spending Bill  

Week of December 08, 2014

3Q Registrations of New Trucks Best Since 2006 
ATA Pledges Members Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over Two Years 
Trailer Makers Apply Treatments, Add Metals to Combat Corrosion 
Navistar Seeks to Consolidate Lawsuits Tied to EGR Engines 
US Supreme Court Hears Bias Claim From Pregnant Worker at UPS Inc. 
Group Offers Three Possible Solutions for Increasing Transportation Funding 
Specialized Carriers Seek FMCSA Exemption From Mandatory HOS Rest-Break Provision 
Industry Execs Tell Congress to Pass Nat-Gas Incentives 
FMCSA Asks Trucking Fleets for Information About Insurance Rates, Coverage Levels 
Diesel, Gasoline Continue to Fall as Oil Plunges to Five-Year Low 

Week of December 01, 2014

Historic Month for Trailers 
Sen. Collins Urges Colleagues to Pass HOS Restart Changes 
Fleets Deploy Fuel-Saving Technologies Designed to Curb Wasted Miles, Time 
Federal Funding for Freight Projects in Limbo 
Navistar, Terranova Develop Truck to Assist in Disaster Relief Efforts 
Mark Rosekind Nominated to Lead NHTSA 
Natural-Gas Industry Lobbies Congress to End Tax Disparity Between LNG, Diesel 
Record Number of TL Fleets Increases Driver Pay in 3Q 
CVSA Wants CSA Scores Pulled From Public View 
Horizon Lines Plans to Sell Off Operations 
Diesel Average Falls 3.3¢ to $3.628 

Week of November 24, 2014

Tonnage Index Rises 4.5% 
October Truck Sales Top 22,000 
Freight Execs See Many Options to Boost Industry Productivity 
Manufacturers Say They’re Ready to Meet Higher Demand in 2015 
Ocean Shippers’ Anger Mounts Over West Coast Port Delays 
New T&I Top Democrat Optimistic on Road Bill 
FMCSA Finds Few Cases of Fleet Harassment Among Truckers Who Use Electronic Logs 
Class 8 Sales to Yield Record For Daimler Financial Unit 
Illinois Tollway Fare to Spike 40% on Jan. 1  
Study Finds Boats, Rails to Be Best Modes For Easing Congestion at Port of N.Y.-N.J. 
Diesel Drops 1.6¢ to $3.661 

Week of November 17, 2014

Shippers Push Logistics Firms to Help Offset Transport Costs 
Industry Hopes Expired Tax Credits Are Renewed in Lame-Duck Session 
Domestic Intermodal Cargo Reaches Milestone, Surpasses International Shipments in 3rd Quarter 
Workers Reject Teamsters, Slowing Organizing Efforts 
Parties Dispute Port Cargo Delays 
DOT Urges Transport Network Improvements to Counter Growing Effects of Climate Change 
IFTA Might Replace Decals With an Electronic System 
Congress Works On Omnibus Spending Bill 
Senate Likely to Hold Confirmation Vote on NTSB’s Hart Before End of the Year 
Excess Truckload Freight Spilling Into LTL 
Diesel Gains 5.4¢ to $3.677 

 
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