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Driver Pay Levels Flatten 
Driver pay increases during the second quarter sank to the lowest level in seven years as fleets show almost no interest in raising compensation to attract drivers when lackluster freight levels don’t require that step, according to an industry official who studies pay levels.

August Class 8 Sales Drop 26.1% in 9th Straight Monthly Decline 
U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks dropped 26.1% in August from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported, the ninth straight monthly decline, as industry conditions continue to show little improvement.

Growth of Global Transportation Providers Spurs Port Expansion, Inland Development 
Just as highway bottlenecks can impede the transport of goods over the road, congestion in and around the nation’s seaports can disrupt the supply chains of companies that import and export goods.





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International Truck First OEM to Make Collision Mitigation Standard
International Truck, a unit of Navistar Inc., announced that its new LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with a combination of collision mitigation and full stability technologies, making it the first truck manufacturer to make such features standard.

Hanjin Clients Report Price-Gouging, Container Pileups
Hanjin Shipping Co. and its customers are being asked to pay more than usual to bring freight into U.S. ports, creating a backlog that could keep goods off shelves during the holiday shopping season.

Volkswagen’s MAN Plans 1,400 Job Cuts as Turbo-Engine Division Reorganized
MAN SE, the German truck-making arm of Volkswagen AG, plans to cut 1,400 jobs at its diesel-engine unit in an attempt to reverse a drop in earnings in that division


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