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Week of April 17, 2017

Knight, Swift Plan Merger 
Truck Rental Companies Seek More Time to Implement Federal ELD Regulation 
Eaton, Cummins Join Forces on Automated Transmissions 
US Class 8 Sales Fall in March, Hit 16th Straight Y-O-Y Decline 
Senators Seek Research Funding for Autonomous, Connected Trucks 
SmartWay Seeks to Involve Additional Shippers, 3PLs 
Conflict Minerals Requirement Under Fire as Agencies Seek Input on Rule's Merits 
Carriers See Growth for Global Trade, Blockchain Technology, Dedicated 
Weaker 1Q Results Expected From Truckload Carriers 
3PL Execs Pleased With Market Conditions, But Economist Warns of Possible Recession 

Week of April 10, 2017

Road Plan Expected in May 
US Ocean Imports Set to Grow Amid Glut in Container Capacity 
Sales of Used Trucks Rise 11% on Strong Replacement Need 
Tech Startups Beat Uber to Freight Market, Connect Drivers With Loads Via Mobile Apps 
Trucking Seeks Meal, Rest Provision in Bill to Keep US Government Funded 
Freight Executives Urge Congress to Boost Funding for Infrastructure 
Execs Charged With Fraudulent Sales Tactics Accuse FTC of Defamation, Interference 
Car Haulers Finally Ratify Labor Pact; Carriers Switch to Pursuing New Deals 
Opioid Testing for Drivers Garners Broad Support 
California Leaders Reach Deadline for $52.4 Billion Transportation Bill 
House Debates Easing Rules for Road Project Approvals 

Week of April 05, 2017

Kevin Burch: Taking the Story of Trucking to the White House 

Week of April 03, 2017

Logistics Market Continues to Evolve; XPO Jumps to No. 1 on Top 50 List 
TL Turnover Sinks to 71% 
ELDs Hot Topic at MATS as December Mandate Looms 
Execs Offer Mixed Assessment of Freight Market Since January 
Flatbed, Specialty Trailer Makers Tout Strong 1Q Orders, Sales 
GAO Upholds XPO Protest of Military Freight Contract 
NTSB Encourages Fleets to Root Out Bad Drivers 
Schneider Initial Stock Sale May Spur Growth in Truckload, Intermodal, Analysts Predict 
Bipartisan Support for Road Funds, Tax Reform Likely, ATA Exec Says 
Trucking Executives Discuss How Millennials Are Shifting Industry’s Workforce Dynamics 
Rosen Shuns TIGER Grants at Senate Hearing 

Week of March 27, 2017

Trump Meets With Trucking Leaders 
Tonnage Down 2.8% in February From Year Ago 
Monthly Trailer Orders Up 24%, Passes 26,000 
Need for Cab Comfort, More Technology Compels Push for Greater Driver Efficiency 
Nikola Sets Blueprint for 2020 Launch of Zero-Emissions, Hydrogen Class 8s 
Kenworth, Peterbilt Offer Allison TC10 
Bendix Promotes Safety Tech, Air Disc Brakes 
FedEx 3Q Profits Increase 11% but Fall Short of Analysts' Target 
DTNA Promotes Nielsen to CEO; Replaces Daum 
Hair Drug-Testing Proposal May Be Delayed Until 2018 
LTL Fleets Offering Short-Term Storage, Shift to Smaller Trucks for E-Commerce 

Week of March 20, 2017

Big Cuts in 2018 Budget Plan  
US Sales of Class 8 Trucks Fall 29.5% in February 
160 US Carrier Bankruptcies Idle 4,510 Trucks in 4th Quarter 
Truckload Driver Pay Inches Up in 4th Quarter 
White House Seeks Public Input on Reorganizing Federal Agencies 
Panelists Push for Better Crash Data, Technology at Truck Safety Hearing 
Cummins Retains Top Spot in Class 8 Engine Market 
Feb. Turn Times Rise at SoCal Ports Despite a Drop in Container Traffic 
BYD to Deliver Electric Trucks to Southern California Facilities 

 
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