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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 

Week of November 10, 2014

Class 8 Orders Skyrocket 
Analysts: Highway Bill Unlikely in 2014 After GOP Wins Senate 
Truckers to Seek HOS Waiver to Ease Calif. Port Congestion 
Shippers Nudge Carriers, Brokers to Offer Expanded Service Menu 
FedEx Freight’s Logue to Retire; Knight to Relinquish CEO Post 
Teamsters Elections Scheduled This Week at Terminals of Con-way Freight, FedEx  
Omnitracs Completes XRS Corp. Acquisition 
Fleets Say Insurance Standards Make Hiring New Drivers Hard 
Election Results in States Highlight Funding Woes 
Transporting Ebola Waste a Daunting Task for Eight Approved US Hazmat Haulers  
Fuel Prices Continue to Decline as Oil Drops Below $80 a Barrel 

Week of November 03, 2014

Trailer Orders Soar 86.2% 
States Ask Voters to Decide on Infrastructure Measures 
Senate Control Up for Grabs, GOP Win May Spur Road Bill 
Senior Drivers Staying Behind the Wheel 
LTLs Report Sizable Quarterly Profit Gains on Improved Rates, Rising Tonnage Levels 
Strong 3Q Demand in North America Lifts Results for Paccar, Volvo, Daimler 
UPS Posts 10% Gain in 3Q Profit 
Doctors: Keep Drivers Off Road If Using Certain Prescriptions 
FMCSA to Conduct Test on Split-Sleeper Fatigue 
Preparation Is as Important as Force When Setting Torque on Truck Wheels 
Diesel Average Drops 2.1¢ to $3.635 

Week of October 27, 2014

Tonnage Holds at Record 
ArcBest CEO McReynolds Named ATRI Chairwoman 
Diesel Price Falls 4.2¢ to $3.656; Gas Lowest Since January 2011 
Resale Market for Used Natural-Gas Trucks Offers Fleets Lower-Priced Alt-Fuel Options  
Ontario Officials Confirm Development of Training Requirements for New Drivers 
Key House Democrat Faces Tough Re-Election Battle 
Experts Say GOP Gains in House Could Boost ‘Devolution’ Efforts 
Plummeting Fuel Prices Spark New Debate on How States Can Protect Tax Revenues 
Truckload Profits Grow in 3Q On Tight Capacity, Rate Hikes 
Voters to Decide on Setting Up Bank to Repair Louisiana’s Roads, Bridges 

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 

 
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