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Parking Shortage Worsens 
WASHINGTON — Concerns over the ongoing plight to park trucks safely is prompting a group of national and regional stakeholders to plan ways to improve parking availability, given a new Department of Transportation survey that found dire shortages in metropolitan areas.

New Truck Registrations Rise; US Heavy-Duty Fleet Expands 
A hot second quarter pushed U.S. registrations of new, heavy-duty trucks during the first half of this year 20% above last year’s pace, providing another sign that fleets remain confident about freight demand to come, IHS Automotive reported.

Fleets Still Rely on Higher Pay to Retain, Attract TL Drivers  
The amount of truckload driver pay increases continued to move upward this summer, as fleets seeking to keep or attract operators more than doubled wage increases over the second quarter of last year.





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National Diesel Average Drops to Lowest Level Since July 2009
The average price of diesel fuel in the United States declined 4.7 cents a gallon to $2.514, the lowest level since July 2009, the Department of Energy reported Aug. 31.

Westport, Fuel Systems Announce Merger
Westport Innovations Inc. and Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., suppliers of technology for natural gas-powered trucks, agreed on a merger valued at $351 million to capitalize on opportunities when alternative fuel markets improve.

FTC Approves Sale, ZF-TRW Merger Moves Ahead
The Federal Trade Commission approved an application from ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to sell TRW’s North American and European linkage and suspension business for heavy and light vehicles to the Tokyo-based global machine component manufacturer THK Co. Ltd.


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TT Archives: Hurricane Katrina
Beyond the human death toll of nearly 2,000 people, high winds and flooding from Hurricane Katrina severely damaged roads and rail lines and would disrupt transportation across a wide swath of the U.S. Gulf Coast, as reflected in this Sept. 5, 2005 edition of Transport Topics.
 
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FUEL PRICES - WEEK OF AUG. 31
$2.514
$2.510
4.7¢
12.7¢


 
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