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Tonnage Growth Slows 
The continued growth of truck tonnage stalled in April to the slowest pace in more than two years, rising only 1% over the same month a year earlier, American Trucking Associations reported.

First Truck Platoons in United States Only a Few Years Away, Volvo Says
NEWPORT, R.I. — Advancements in connectivity will bring the first truck platoons to U.S. highways in the near future, paving the way for radical changes in the freight transportation network, executives with Volvo Group said.

Amtrak Crash Sparks Further Debate About Infrastructure Funding Shortfall 
WASHINGTON — President Obama and congressional Democrats said the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia is a reminder that Congress should focus on restoring the country’s aging infrastructure.





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Diesel Average Rises a Penny to $2.914 in Sixth Straight Gain
Diesel’s national average price rose a penny to $2.914 a gallon, the sixth straight increase for trucking's main fuel, the Department of Energy reported.

Driverless Truck Corridor From Mexico to Canada Proposed
A trade group recently proposed the creation of a corridor for self-driving trucks to deliver freight without passports or visas from Mexico to Canada, CBC reported.

Iraq Set to Flood Oil Market to Further Undercut US Shale
Iraq is taking OPEC's strategy to defend its share of the global oil market to a new level.


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TT Archives: V-E Day
The Allies victory in Europe sparked hopeful comment among trucking industry officials about the easing of war-time restrictions on the production of new commercial vehicles and shortages of parts, tires and motor fuel.
 
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FUEL PRICES - WEEK OF MAY 25
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