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Thune Wants CSA Overhaul 
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Thune, chairman of the influential Commerce Committee, told Transport Topics last week he will introduce legislation to overhaul the government’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Booming Truck, Trailer Sales Stretch MATS Exhibit Space 
Truck sales and orders suggest this could be the second-strongest year for North American heavy-duty vehicles on record, so the organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show are paring the width of pedestrian aisles and chopping square footage for the food court to create more space for exhibitors.

FedEx’s Frederick Smith: ‘Good Chance’ Congress OKs 33-Foot Trailers 
FedEx Corp. Chairman and CEO Frederick Smith said last week there is “a good chance” Congress this year will clear the way for longer trailers, which would further boost productivity.





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Dana Debuts Two Drive Axles
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Drivetrain components supplier Dana Holding Corp. introduced two new drive axles at the Mid-America Trucking show here, a concept dual-range setup that automatically shifts from a lower range to a faster ratio, enhancing engine downspeeding, and a heavy-duty, high-performance single-reduction axle.

Navistar Touts Its Devotion to 'Uptime,' Offers Bendix Wingman Fusion Option
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Navistar Inc. emphasized its commitment and expertise in using communications technology to keep trucks rolling for the benefit of fleet operators at its press event here for the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Mack Introduces Product Options That Adjust Driveline Configuration to Boost Fuel Economy
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mack Trucks introduced two new options for its Pinnacle highway model that monitor trailer weight and automatically adjust the truck’s driveline configuration to boost fuel economy.

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FedEx Argues Law Bars Prosecution for Drug Shipments
FedEx Corp. said it shouldn’t be prosecuted for delivering drugs dispensed through Internet sales without prescription because its actions are protected under federal law.

Internet Truckstop Changes Name to Truckstop.com
Internet Truckstop, a provider of freight matching and financial services for trucking,  is changing its name to Truckstop.com.


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TT Archives: Bush Presents Driver of the Year Award
In 1981 Kenneth Olson accepted the “Driver of The Year Trophy” recognizing 42-years of accident free driving for Murphy Motor Freight Lines Inc., from Vice President George Bush.
 

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