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June Trailer Orders Jump  
New trailer orders surged to nearly 27,900 units in June, defying normal seasonal patterns as fleets booked early commitments for 2016 production, ACT Research said.

Congress Passes 3-Month Patch to Continue Highway Funding 
The Senate on July 30 approved both a House-passed, three-month extension of funding authority for highway programs and a six-year highway policy designed to reform several trucking regulations.

Growth in International Business Aids UPS’ Profits in 2nd Quarter 
UPS Inc. second-quarter net income rose to $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per share, helped by stronger results in the international sector, the parcel carrier said last week.





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Diesel Average Falls for 10th Consecutive Week to Lowest Price Since 2009
Diesel’s national average price declined for the 10th consecutive week, dropping 5.5 cents to $2.668 per gallon, according to a report from the Department of Energy on Aug. 3.

Two US Railroads Advance Intermodal Projects
CSX Corp. and Kansas City Southern have announced new facility advancement projects that are intended to handle more truck/rail freight.

Virginia Trucker Wins $91.8 Million Lottery Prize
It looks like Steven Peloquin (right), a truck driver for more than 30 years from Mechanicsville, Virginia, will soon be contributing to the nationwide driver shortage. But you can hardly blame him.


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TT Archives: Hoffa Appeals Conviction
A comment by Teamsters President James Hoffa that “there would be a new general president” if he is sent to prison for jury tampering is page one news for Transport Topics in 1965.
 
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