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Railroad Delays Criticized 
Senate leaders and rail customers last week lambasted railroads for unresolved delays that continue to tie the U.S. freight network in knots, slowing truck, automotive and grain shipments along with it.

Execs Say LTL Market Sizzles, Fueling Strong Freight Growth 
Freight markets are heating up noticeably as the third quarter draws to a close, with particular strength in the less-than-truckload sector, sources said.

Western Star Unveils New Highway Tractor; 5700XE Aimed at Small, Medium Fleets 
HENDERSON, Nev. — Daimler’s Western Star unit launched a new highway tractor offering improved fuel efficiency while maintaining the brand’s classic styling.





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DOT Sued for 21-Year Driver-Training Regulation Delay
Two public interest groups and the Teamsters Union have filed suit against the Department of Transportation, claiming it has dragged its feet in creating entry-level driver training requirements for commercial motor vehicle operators.

Chinese Commercial Telematics Market to Surpass U.S. by Decade’s End, Report Predicts
China will soon become the world’s largest market for commercial telematics as government regulations and the nation’s supply-chain woes drive technology adoption, according to a new study by C.J. Driscoll & Associates.

Driver Appreciation Week: Words of Thanks
Companies and individuals all across America are expressing thanks to truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 14-20.


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