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Week of June 29, 2015

GHG Proposal Generates Optimism, Caution 
Efficiency Goals Set for Tractors, Engines, Trailers  
Senate Panel Clears Twin 33s, Orders DOT to Move on E-Logs 
May Tonnage Growth Slowest in Two Years 
Senate Panel Unanimously Approves New Six-Year Highway Policy Bill 
Trucking Industry Expresses Support For FMCSA Plan to Reward Safety Steps 
Logistics Costs Rise to $1.45 Trillion in 2014, Highest Level Since Before the Recession 
First Trailer GHG Goals Attainable Utilizing Existing Tech, Makers Say 
GHG Rule Estimated to Cost $25 Billion but Offers $170 Billion in Savings 
US Proposal Promises to Lower Emissions, But Costs, Confusion Could Hinder Efforts 
Engine Parts Need Proper Torque Settings to Prevent Leaks, Breakage, Experts Say 

Week of June 22, 2015

Graves Urges Fuel-Tax Hike 
Cost of Trucks, Maintenance Offers Boost to Leasing Sector 
FedEx Settles Contractor Case 
Conspicuity Gear Helps Trailers Stand Out When Grime, Darkness Threaten Visibility 
FedEx’s 4Q Helped by Rates, Cost Cuts 
Hair Tests for Drug Use Poised for Endorsement 
Medium-Duty Sales Rise 3% in May 
ATA, NASTC File Opposition to Hours-Based Training Plan 
FMCSA Official Says Agency on Track to Finalize, Propose Many Key Rules 
House Passes Free Trade Legislation; Industry Execs Expect Economic Boost 
Diesel Falls 1.4¢ to $2.87; Gas Jumps 5.5¢ 

Week of June 15, 2015

May Truck Sales Jump 20% 
NTSB Calls for US to Mandate Collision-Avoidance Systems 
New Steps to Boost Driver Pay Include Weekly Guarantees 
Developers of Fleet Management Systems Balance Needs of Expert, Novice Users 
House OKs Fiscal 2016 Transport Bill; Includes Several Trucking Provisions 
Wabash, Larsen Trucking Settle Lawsuit Over Height of Custom-Ordered Trailers 
Kalmar Delivers 60,000th Terminal Tractor, Announces T2 Model Now in Full Production 
FHWA Issues Size, Weight Study; Cites Significant Data Shortfalls 
Rhode Island May Postpone Plan to Toll Trucks on Bridges 
Budget Woes Force Illinois to Scrap Plans to Build Illiana Expressway Toll Road 
Grain Shippers Seek Relief From STB on Rail Rates 

Week of June 08, 2015

US Orders Stability Control on New Tractors in 2017 
Peterbilt’s Self-Driving Truck Another Glimpse Into Future  
Panel Endorses Hours-Based Approach for Entry-Level Driver Training Rule 
R.I. Scales Back Bridge Tolling Plan but Still Targets Class 8 Trucks 
Inspectors Focus on Load Securement During Annual Roadcheck Safety Blitz 
Judge Temporarily Blocks Bids From Trustee to Seek Payments in TransVantage Bankruptcy 
Navistar Trims Quarterly Loss, Aided by Medium-Duty Sales 
May Class 8 Orders Fall 23% as Production Slots Dwindle 
California Drought, Texas Floods Cut Produce Truck Demand  
Bird Flu Disrupts Midwest Trucking Operations 

Week of June 01, 2015

Fleet Failures Down in 1Q 
Truck Delays at Military Bases Concern Industry Executives 
Shortage of Available Build Slots Weighs Down April Trailer Orders 
Carriers, Shippers Say Stronger Ties Are Forged by Working Together 
Maine Legislature Tries to Crack Down on Canadian Truckers Avoiding Tolls 
PeopleNet Announces Acquisition of Cadec to Expand Reach in Private-Fleet Sector  
Sen. Tom Carper: Devolution Would Hurt US in Bid to Remain Competitive Globally 
ILWU Ratifies Five-Year Contract, Ending Dispute at West Coast Ports 
Diesel Average Up 1¢ to $2.914 In 6th Consecutive Increase 
Used-Truck Transactions Rise 4% in 1Q 

Week of May 25, 2015

Tonnage Growth Slows 
First Truck Platoons in United States Only a Few Years Away, Volvo Says 
Amtrak Crash Sparks Further Debate About Infrastructure Funding Shortfall 
Roads, Bridges in Rural Areas Suffering From Same Woes as Cities, Group Reports 
EPA Proposal on Insulation Raises Reefer-Sector Concern 
New Class 8 Registrations Up 13%; Total US Fleet Size Hits 3.82 Million 
Diesel Climbs 2.6¢ to $2.904, Spread With Gasoline Narrows 
Senate Sends Highway Fix to Obama for Approval 
Nat Gas May Increase Emissions, Group Says 

 
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