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Technician shortage

The truck technician shortage is causing some fleets to outsource more of their repair and maintenance work to dealerships.

HANOVER, Germany — The partnership Navistar International has entered with Traton Group is opening up opportunities for economies of scale with procurement and technology development, Navistar executives said here during the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

With a strong U.S. economy, a tight freight market and a looming trade war, industry experts believe shippers have been rushing to get products into the United States several weeks early — ahead of tariffs being implemented by the Trump administration and before the approaching holiday shopping season ramps up.

Two top transportation authorizers in the U.S. House and a senior official at the U.S. Department of Transportation are scheduled to headline a discussion about the future of the country’s infrastructure at the Ripon Society on Sept. 27.

North Carolina will receive $14 million in federal funds to repair damaged infrastructure left in Hurricane Florence’s wake.

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