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August Truck Tonnage Rises 5.9%; ATA Cites US Freight Volatility

U.S. truck tonnage jumped 5.9% in August, an increase attributed to volatility rather than clear economic growth and the largest year-over-year gain for the American Trucking Associations index since May.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 26, 2016
Business, Fuel

Daimler Targets Urban Uses With Electric Concept Vehicles

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

HANOVER, Germany — Daimler Trucks presented three electric concept vehicles ahead of the IAA commercial vehicles show here, signaling a focus on urban transportation.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 26, 2016
Business

Crete Carrier Chairman Acklie Dies at 84

Crete Carrier Corp.

Duane Acklie, an attorney and banker who built one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, died Sept. 17 from complications of an extended illness. He was 84.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 26, 2016
Business

International Truck First OEM to Make Collision Mitigation Standard

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

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.

September 23, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Volvo Unveils SuperTruck at DOE, Joins Stage 2 of Research Project

Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Volvo Trucks North America unveiled its version of SuperTruck for inspection by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, with the modified VNL 670 highway tractor demonstrating an 88% gain in freight efficiency and an extra 70% in fuel economy.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 19, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Volvo Shows Off SuperTruck Entry to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Lorrie Grant/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Volvo Trucks North America unveiled its version of SuperTruck for inspection here by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Sept. 13, saying its VNL 670 highway tractor demonstrates an 88% gain in freight efficiency and an extra 70% in fuel efficiency.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 13, 2016
Business

Nearly 92, Woman Fulfills Dream to Drive Big Rig

Louise Spencer was able to check one of her life goals off her list Sept. 2 — nine days before she turns 92 — when she got behind the wheel of a big rig for the first time in her life.

Brian Todd | Post-Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.)
September 8, 2016
Government, Business

Arizona Program Eases Heavier Trucks' Access to State Roads

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A pilot program that started Sept. 1 allows permitting of some trucks weighing up to 83,000 pounds on Interstate 19 from Nogales to Tucson, Business Loop 19 in Nogales, Arizona 189 and I-10 between mileposts 232 and 279, approximately between Marana and Vail.

Luis F. Carrasco | The Arizona Daily Star
September 6, 2016
Business

Pennsylvania Town Grapples With Truck Congestion

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For residents along Old Berwick Road in Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, time keeps on turning — but it seems the tractor-trailers clogging their neighborhood are not.

Rachel Holly | Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.)
August 31, 2016
Business

Truckload Pricing Ticks Up After Pressure in First Half

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Recent reports that track freight rates could be showing initial signs of improvement in truckload pricing, which has been under intensified pressure this year.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2016

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