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56,000 US Bridges Deficient 
About 56,000 bridges nationwide, or 9%, were deemed structurally deficient last year, including those heavily used by trucks, an analysis by the group representing the country’s road builders determined.

Truckload Chiefs Hold Out Hope for Business Upswing This Year 
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Truckload carriers struck an optimistic tone that a turnaround in the freight industry will occur in the second half of this year.

Electric Motors to Power Axles In Meritor-UQM Truck Project 
Meritor Inc. and UQM Technologies Inc. announced an agreement to develop an integrated electric axle that would replace or downsize internal combustion engines on some electric commercial vehicles.





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Vote Now to Determine Trucking’s Top Cartoon Caption Writer!
Only two contestants are left standing as we enter the Cartoon Caption Classic final! Graham Gillespie of Active Exhaust Corp. and Christen Whalen of Matson Logistics are lobbying for your vote! Who wrote the funniest caption for this cartoon? Vote by Feb. 23 at noon ET to determine trucking's funniest caption writer!

Cartoon Caption Classic: Week Three Results
In Week Three of Cartoon Caption Classic, voters were asked to choose the best captions from up to two contestants to advance to the Week Four finals. See who prevailed and what their winning captions were!

Transport Topics Closed for Presidents Day
Transport Topics is closed for the Presidents Day holiday. We will resume Web publication on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The print edition content from the Feb. 20 edition is available online today in the left-hand column on our TTNews.com homepage. 


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