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Correctly Spec’d Floors Can Reduce Cost of Trailer Maintenance, Industry Execs Say 
Trailer flooring should be a zero-maintenance component of a trucking operation, but that’s the case only if the floor is spec’d correctly, suppliers and fleet executives said.

Congress Moves on HOS  
The U.S. House and Senate last week advanced separate transportation bills that would make changes to the hours-of-service restart rule for truckers that many across the industry have opposed.

Lawmakers Already Preparing for Future Road Funding Fights 
WASHINGTON — Senior congressional lawmakers said they would push to come up with a long-term funding system for infrastructure projects during the next few years.





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Truck Tonnage Rises 2% in April, Continuing Slow Upward Pattern
Truck tonnage rose 2% year-over-year in April, continuing a slow upward trajectory that has been held back until now by an absence of economic growth and a continued inventory bloat, American Trucking Associations reported.

Technology Can Help Fleets Serve E-Commerce Demand, Estes Exec Says
PHILADELPHIA — As the growth of e-commerce continues to reshape the supply chain, fleets can use technology to help meet the growing demand for final-mile delivery services, an executive at Estes Express Lines said.

Port of Long Beach Chief Sees More Pain for Shipping Lines
Global container shipping lines face one or two more years of pain as the industry consolidates amid overcapacity and weaker demand, according to the Port of Long Beach’s CEO.


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