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Week of October 20, 2014

Truck Sales Surge 24.5% 
Mexican Fleets Keep US Authority as Pilot Program Ends 
Fleets to Post Higher 3Q Earnings on Rising Rates, Strong Economy  
DME Viability as Fuel Touted, but has ‘Steep Hill to Climb’ 
CP Seeks Rail Merger with CSX, Reports Say 
Split Decision on Union Representation at 2 Northeast FedEx Freight Terminals 
Diesel Price Drops 3.5¢ to $3.698; Gas Plunges as Oil Hits 2-Year Low 
Used-Truck Prices Hold Near Record Highs, Despite More Late Models Hitting Market 
More States Expressing Interest in Mileage Tax 

Week of October 13, 2014

Lack of Federal Funds Hinders Plans for Highway Spending, States Say 
Class 8 Orders Increase 32%  
2Q Truckload Driver Turnover Hits 2-Year High, ATA Reports 
Conflicting Decisions on Proper Classification of Contractors Could Wind Up in Supreme Court  
FMCSA Set to Publish New Rule on Minimum Insurance Coverage 
Extensive Travels Prepared Long For Helm of Trucking Federation 
Driver Shortage Hits Critical Level as Executives Fear Loss of Business 
Trucking Earns Positive Marks In New Poll 
ATA Reaffirms Industry Priorities 
FMCSA to Propose Dropping Requirement That Drivers With Diabetes Seek Exemption  
Diesel Price Keeps Falling, Lowest Since July 2012 

Week of October 06, 2014

Darling Defends HOS Restart 
Trailer Orders Soar 56.9% in Strongest August in 20 Years 
End of Mexican Truck Pilot Nears 
FHWA’s Nadeau Calls for Long-Term Plan to Provide States With Highway Funding 
Mack Trucks Announces Deal With Telogis to Provide Built-In Management Technology 
Volvo Trucks Halts Plans to Launch Nat-Gas Engine 
Drayage Truckers Ask Terminals to Speed Turn Times, Aid Drivers 
Knight Acquires Barr-Nunn for $112 Million 
The History of Trucking, On Display at Museums 
Con-way Freight Raises Driver Pay Ahead of Union Votes in California 

Week of October 03, 2014

Autonomous Driving, Connectivity Command Attention at IAA Show 

Week of September 29, 2014

Tonnage Hits Record High 
Daimler Shows Future Truck, Calls Design a ‘Work of Art’  
FedEx Freight’s Mark McLean Repeats as SuperTech Champ  
Trailer Security Experts Outline Strategies to Create Multi-Tiered Cargo Protection 
Shipping Costs Expected to Increase as Freight Carriers Seek Higher Rates  
TMW Moves to Smooth Out Operations in Response to Customers’ Feedback 
Intermodal Freight Volume Rises Despite Rail Delays, Execs Say 
Nyberg Urges Greater Focus on Preventive Maintenance 
Freight Groups, States Reject ‘Devolution’ Idea 
Drayage Drivers Must Be Treated Better to Boost Intermodal Service, Officials Say  
Diesel Drops 2.3¢ to $3.778 as Distillate Supplies Surge 

Week of September 22, 2014

August Truck Sales Rise 28.4% 
Brad Bentley Named President Of the Truckload Carriers Assn. 
A Con-way Freight Terminal Joins Union; Teamsters Ramp Up LTL Organizing Bid 
Celebrations Highlight Appreciation Of Nation’s 3.2 Million Truck Drivers 
FMCSA Delays Expected Publication Dates for Minimum Insurance, Speed-Limiter Rules 
McLeod Works to Speed Data Flow Through New Software Functionality 
FedEx’s 1Q Earnings Gain 24%; Profit Margins Rise at All Units 
UPS Expands Into Brokerage to Tap Fast-Growing Sector 
DOT Urged to Create Office to Help Promote Use of P3s 
Western Star Targets 5% Market Share; Seeks Efficiency Without ‘Jellybean’ Look 

 
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