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    Sen. Wicker: Figuring Out Funding for ‘Really Big’ Infrastructure Package ‘Will Take Time’

    While congressional transportation leaders continue to negotiate a massive infrastructure package, agreement over ways to fund its policy initiatives has not been reached, the leader of the Commerce Committee in the U.S. Senate said May 16. “This will take time,” Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Commerce panel chairman, told the U.S. Chamber of Commerc...
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    Troy Swenson Will Make Triumphant Return to Pittsburgh as South Dakota Grand Champion

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] FedEx Freight driver Troy Swenson won the Sleeper class championship at the 2009 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh. He hasn’t been back to the Steel City since — but that’s about to change. Swenson Swenson, competing out of the 4-Axle division, captured his...
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    Mack Introduces Extended Chassis Fairing, Integrated ELD Option

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] SAN DIEGO — Mack Trucks has introduced an extended chassis fairing option for its Mack Anthem models to enhance fuel economy through improved aerodynamics. The new fairing, available for order now, is designed to improve air flow around the rear axles to boost fuel...
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    Walmart Fights $54 Million Lawsuit Verdict Awarding Drivers Sleeper Berth Pay

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A three-member panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Aug. 6 in an appeal by Walmart Transportation of a $54 million jury damage award in 2016. The case involves a class-action lawsuit filed by hundreds of former Walmart longhaul...
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    Unemployment Filings Rise at Lower-Than-Expected Rate

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose less than estimated and remained around historically low levels, offering the latest signs that the labor market is holding up. Jobless claims climbed by 2,000 to 208,000 in the week ended Sept. 14, according to Labor Department figures...
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    Washington Supreme Court Rules Current Piece-Rate Pay Practices Are OK

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Supreme Court of Washington filed a decision upholding minimum-wage compensation practices employers use to pay commercial truck drivers. The decision, issued Sept. 5, ruled on a class action lawsuit brought by Valerie Sampson and David Raymond, two Knight Transportation drivers, a...
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    Ports Plan Expansion as Record Volume Continues

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Major U.S. seaports posted growth in containerized cargo volume for August, the start of the season when retailers begin importing holiday merchandise. The season runs through November and is considered shipping’s high-water mark. The Port of Oakland said it experienced its busiest Aug...
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    Trailer Orders in May Fall to Lowest Point in Nearly Three Years

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] U.S. trailer orders plunged below 11,000 in May to the lowest point in nearly three years, tracking the orders for Class 8 vehicles that plummeted earlier in the month. ACT Research reported the results June 27, adding trailer cancellations had also markedly increased. Orders...
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    Wabash Net Income Dips 2.9% in 2Q; Revenue Sets Record

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Wabash National Corp. on July 31 reported net income of $30.96 million in the second quarter, down 2.9% from $31.9 million in the same period of 2018. The trailer maker’s earnings per share were 56 cents, up from 54 cents in the same period...
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    Senate Committee Approves STB Nominee Michelle Schultz

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Senate Commerce Committee has advanced two nominees for leadership posts at agencies that regulate transportation. The committee July 10 easily advanced by voice-vote approval the nomination of Michelle Schultz for a seat on the Surface Transportation Board. Schultz had been renomi...
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    Oil Services Should Prepare for Recession, Rystad Warns

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The oil services sector will contract in 2020 as producers cut spending in response to lower crude prices, ending three years of growth, according to Rystad Energy. The market will shrink 4% to $621 billion next year from $647 billion in 2019, the research...
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    Wabash National’s Supreme Adds Gruau’s Refrigerated Inserts

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Supreme, a Wabash National company, said it added Gruau refrigerated inserts to its upfit solutions for cargo vans. Supreme said the Gruau insert is a complete refrigeration upfit solution that includes lightweight, low-profile modules designed for efficient climate control while retai...
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    Diesel Advocates Push for Greater DERA Funding

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Federal lawmakers and industry proponents are divided over how much funding should be dedicated to a federal program to reduce emissions and improve clean diesel technology. The U.S. House of Representatives is mulling an annual disbursement of $55 million for the Diesel Emissions Redu...
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    Transoft Solutions Acquires Keysoft Solutions

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Transoft Solutions Inc., a provider of transportation engineering design and analysis software, acquired Keysoft Solutions Ltd., according to a July 22 news release. Keysoft Solutions, developers of Building Information Modeling software for traffic management and landscape planning an...
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    Trump Hits Out at China Over Slowing Agricultural Purchases

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] President Donald Trump complained that China hasn’t increased its purchases of American farm products, a promise he said he had secured at a meeting with the country’s president, Xi Jinping, at the Group of 20 summit last month. Xi and Trump agreed to restart...
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    Allison Transmission Posts 4% Increase in Net Income for 2Q

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Allison Transmission Holdings, the largest global provider of commercial fully-automatic transmissions, reported net income for the second quarter was up 4% to $181 million, compared with $174 million for the same period in 2018, according to a July 31 earnings release. Earnings per sh...
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    Wilson Logistics Acquires Market Transport and Larger West Coast Portfolio

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Wilson Logistics said it has purchased Market Transport, a DSV Global Transport and Logistics subsidiary. Wilson said the purchase of Market Transport will enable a new offering: intermodal service. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition adds 200 trucks to bring the Springfield, Mo....
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    California Trucking Association Challenges New State Labor Law

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The California Trucking Association has amended its 2018 independent contractor federal lawsuit to challenge a new state labor law that the association claims would prevent thousands of motor carriers from contracting with owner-operators. CTA’s updated complaint, filed Nov. 12, seeks ...
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    ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.1% in June

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] American Trucking Associations’ June advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined by 1.1% in June, after also falling 4% in May. The June index equaled 115.2, compared with 116.5 in May. The index uses 2015’s 100 as its reference point. The June index...
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    US Consumer Comfort Falls to Seven-Month Low on Finance Views

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] U.S. consumer comfort fell to the lowest level since March as ratings of the economy, personal finances and the buying climate all slumped, a potential sign of faltering in the strong support consumers are giving the expansion. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index sank 1.9...
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    TFI Closes Highland Transport Subsidiary

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] TFI International Inc. is closing its 150-truck Highland Transport division, a possible sign of softness in the Northeast freight market, according to a TFI official. Montreal-based TFI announced that the closure of the cross-border unit would be complete at the end of June. It...
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    Trucking Industry Leaders React Cautiously to Trump Mexican Tariff Plan

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Trucking and transportation industry leaders were caught off guard when President Donald Trump on May 30 said via Twitter that the U.S. plans new tariffs against Mexico. “On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our...
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    Diesel Slides Again, Down 3.5¢ to $3.07 a Gallon

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 3.5 cents to $3.07 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported June 17. Crude oil prices slipped below $52 amid more warning signs of weakening demand. The average diesel price has fallen 9.3 cents a gallon...
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    Norfolk Southern 2Q Profit up 2% Despite Weaker Volume

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Norfolk Southern Corp.’s earnings chugged ahead 2% even though the railroad hauled 4% less freight in the second quarter because it was able to raise its shipping rates. The Norfolk, Va.,-based company said it earned net income of $722 million, or $2.70 per share....
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    GM Cruise Robotaxi Debut Delayed

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] General Motors Co.’s self-driving unit is backing off plans to deploy robotaxis by the end of this year, the latest indication of how auto and tech companies are struggling with the challenges of taking humans out from behind the wheel. While GM Cruise is...
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    Federal Drug Officials Weigh Whether to Add Testing for Fentanyl

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Fentanyl technically has been around since the 1960s, but experts now are labeling the synthetic drug as “emerging,” largely because users are dying in greater numbers and it has become more readily available for legal and illegal use. Now, for the second time in...
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    US Economy Grew at Modest 2% Rate in Q2

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The U.S. economy grew at a modest 2% annual rate in the second quarter, a pace sharply lower than the 3%-plus growth rates seen over the past year. Many analysts believe growth will slow further in coming quarters as global weakness and rising trade...
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    Consumer Confidence Declines by Most in Nine Months

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] U.S. consumer confidence posted the biggest drop since the start of the year as Americans’ expectations for the economy and the job market deteriorated, posing a risk to the household spending that is underpinning growth. The Conference Board’s index decreased in September to a...
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    Colonial Pipeline Eyes Expansion for Nashville Jet Fuel Demand

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The busiest U.S. fuel pipeline might expand jet fuel deliveries to respond to growing demand in the home of country music. Shippers on Colonial Pipeline Co., which carries as much as 1.37 million barrels a day of fuel from the Houston area to North...
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