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June Tonnage Gains 2.3% 
Truck tonnage rose 2.3% in June from last year, continuing a positive direction for freight that helped the year’s second quarter rise at a faster pace than the first quarter, American Trucking Associations said last week.

FedEx Freight Seeks Approval to Run Twin 33-Foot Trailers 
FedEx Freight wants to incorporate more widespread use of twin 33-foot trailers into its fleet as soon as next year to boost shipping efficiency and hopes to win congressional approval of those configurations in the next federal highway bill.

Coolants Require Check-Ups to Maximize Engine Life 
Although some fleets and truck makers are turning to extended-life coolants because they are said to lower engine heat and maintenance costs, they still require regular checkups just as conventional coolants do, suppliers said.





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Trucking Adds 2,300 Jobs in July
Trucking added 2,300 jobs in July and the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 6.2% as more people entered the workforce, Labor Department reported Aug. 1.

Zonar Appoints Vikas Jain as COO
Truck technology vendor Zonar Systems has hired former Omnitracs executive Vikas Jain as its chief operating officer.

French Company to Buy Logistics Operator Jacobson
France’s Norbert Dentressangle, an international logistics operator, said it has agreed to buy the Iowa-based Jacobson Companies for $750 million to expand in the U.S. market.


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