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Big Cuts in 2018 Budget Plan
An expansive grants program for freight projects and guidance for reforming regulations designed to boost commerce were included in President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal — though the trucking sector went without specific mention.

US Sales of Class 8 Trucks Fall 29.5% in February 
U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in February fell 29.5% to just more than 11,000 units, as each truck maker experienced a double-digit decline. But analysts said the market, nonetheless, was showing signs of improvement.

160 US Carrier Bankruptcies Idle 4,510 Trucks in 4th Quarter
The freight-hauling capacity of at least 4,510 heavy-duty U.S. trucks evaporated during the last three months of 2016 as 160 fleets shuttered their doors and quit the industry, according to a study by investment firm Avondale Partners.





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Trucking Leaders Meet With Trump to Support Repeal of Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON — Trucking leaders met with President Trump on March 23 to lend their support to his efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and to open a dialogue that they hope will lead to further discussion of the nation’s infrastructure.

Schneider Going to Wall Street With Share Price of $18 to $20
Schneider, the largest privately owned for-hire carrier in the United States and Canada, will become a publicly traded company as soon as April 5 with shares trading between $18 and $20, according to Bloomberg News and a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Suddath to Buy Three Locations As Graebel Van Lines Ceases Operations
The Suddath Cos. agreed to acquire three locations of Graebel Van Lines as part of a wind down of Graebel’s operations throughout the country.



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FMCSA Preps Truckers on ELD Malfunctions
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the requirement to transition to electronic logging devices fast approaches, federal trucking regulators explained to truckers the steps to take in the event their devices malfunction.

Video: ATRI Surveys Truckers on Transportation Funding Options
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a survey conducted by a national research firm, truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show were asked how they thought the country’s transportation system should be funded in the coming years.

Video: Regulatory Landscape Awaits Drivers Entering Industry, Expert Says
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Commercial drivers starting their careers in the trucking industry need to be aware of myriad regulations to be efficient at their jobs, an industry expert told Transport Topics on March 24.

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