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    Erich Jaeger USA Launches New Product Line

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Erich Jaeger USA Inc. introduced its Jaeger Expert line of products for tractor and trailer connections aimed at the North American heavy-duty market, including equipment manufacturers, fleets and owner-operators. Two lines of Jaeger Expert products are available for the North American...
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    YRC Appoints Jason Bergman Chief Customer Officer

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Jason Bergman has been appointed chief customer officer for YRC Worldwide effective immediately, the company announced July 9. Bergman will lead the enterprise sales teams of Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, YRC Freight, HNRY Logistics and the marketing services team of YRC Worldwide, offi...
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    Georgia DOT Pushes Back Plans for Metro Atlanta Toll Lanes

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Georgia officials unveiled major changes Oct. 7 to an $11 billion road-building program that will delay projects aimed at addressing metro Atlanta’s traffic mess. The Georgia Department of Transportation had planned to complete toll lanes on the northern half of Interstate 285 by 2028....
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    Colorado Revs Toward an Electric Car Future

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Faced with more people driving Colorado’s increasingly clogged roads and fouling air that’s flunking federal standards, state health officials this week embraced an alternative vision — that hundreds of thousands of drivers soon, if given options, will shift to zippier electric vehicle...
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    China Warns US Tariffs Will ‘Escalate Trade Friction’

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] BEIJING — China appealed to Washington on Aug. 22 to “meet each other halfway” and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with planned tariff hikes that Beijing warned will trigger retaliation. Exporters are preparing for a Sept. 1 increase in U.S. duties...
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    GM Has Tentative Deal With UAW, Though Strike May Continue

    General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, and the union will decide Oct. 17 whether to continue a more than monthlong strike while the deal is voted on by members. The accord, announced by the UAW on Oct. 16, may bring an end to the...
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    Meritor Launches Weight-Saving Suspension for Vocational Trailers

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Meritor Inc. introduced its MTA-Tec6 suspension, calling it the market’s lightest trailer suspension. It offers up to 23,000-pound capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other demanding vocational applications. The standard fully dressed top mount offers up to 39 pounds of weight savings, ...
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    RyderGyde App Accessible in Canada

    Ryder System Inc. announced its RyderGyde app is now available to its customers in Canada. RyderGyde is a free mobile app that allows users to do everything from quickly rent a commercial truck from a Ryder Rental location to schedule maintenance appointments in 60 seconds or fewer, according to Miami-based Ryder. It was introduced in...
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    Pace Adds Second Dealer Location With Stoughton Trailers

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Pace Transportation announced that its Indianapolis location is now part of the Stoughton Trailer dealer network. Pace Indianapolis joins Pace’s Byron Center branch, which became a Stoughton dealer in July. To help introduce the Stoughton line, Pace has set up a dedicated test trailer...
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    Robots Are Hurting Pay, Fed Study Finds

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Automation has “contributed substantially” to reducing the portion of national income that goes to U.S. workers over the past two decades, according to a new study by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Despite the lowest unemployment rate in around 50...
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    Swift to Pay CRST $15 Million in Damages Over Driver Recruiting

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] An Iowa federal jury last month directed Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona to pay damages of more than $15 million to Cedar Rapids-based CRST Expedited Inc. for allegations that Swift “intentionally and improperly” recruited drivers still under contract with CRST. Court documents all...
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    US Retail Sales Rise 0.4% in June in Sign of Consumer Health

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in June, providing crucial support to the economy at a time when other drivers of growth have faded. The Commerce Department said July 16 that retail sales rose 0.4% last month, the fourth straight increase. Sales...
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    Small Ships Are Next Big Thing for LNG Market

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Giant oceangoing tankers built the liquefied natural gas industry into a $150 billion-a-year business. The next expansion opportunity may come from ships a seventh of the normal size. Fifty-five years after the first commercial LNG tanker sailed from Algeria, this segment of the gas...
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    Motorcoach Industry, Like Trucking, Faces Driver Shortage

    Much is written about how the trucking industry loses drivers to other lines of work, but in some cases they’re not leaving to do something else — they’re leaving to drive something else: motorcoaches. Ironically, however, the bus industry is dealing with a driver shortage of its own. “We have some drivers who went into...
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    Greenbrier Appoints Adrian Downes CFO

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. appointed Adrian Downes chief financial officer, according to a news release. Downes had been serving as senior vice president and acting CFO. Downes Greenbrier officials said besides continuing to manage Greenbrier’s accounting, tax, internal audit and informa...
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    Walmart Rolls Out Grocery Delivery Subscription

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] NEW YORK — Walmart is introducing a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business. The service will charge an annual membership fee of $98 for subscribers to access unlimited same-day delivery, which...
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    AASHTO Conference to Feature Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The nation’s top transportation officer will be among the headline speakers at the annual conference of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Secretary Elaine Chao is scheduled to address transportation officials from around the country Oct. 8 at the g...
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    Truckers Tell FMCSA of Concerns About Coercion, Flexibility at HOS Listening Session

    WASHINGTON — Drivers and trucking industry representatives had another chance to voice comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to change certain hours-of-service requirements Sept. 17. FMCSA officials responded to participants’ concerns on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking at a lively two-hour listening session held a...
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    Deere Appoints New CEO

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Deere & Co. is promoting John May to lead the tractor-making giant through a tough agricultural environment, with outgoing CEO Samuel Allen, 66, to stay on as chairman. The Moline, Ill., based company is splitting up the CEO and chairman roles for now as...
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    CEO Dieter Zetsche Warns of Deep Cost Costs as He Departs Daimler

    Bidding farewell to the company he led for more than a decade, Daimler AG’s CEO urged sweeping cost cuts to prepare the carmaker for unprecedented industry upheaval. “Everything is under scrutiny,” Dieter Zetsche said May 22 at the annual shareholder meeting in Berlin, citing costs, investments and the Mercedes-Benz maker’s product range. “We canno...
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    Wage and Job Growth Are Slowing, New Report Warns

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The U.S. labor market is showing further signs of a slowdown, according to new data from Glassdoor. Job openings in the U.S. increased just 1.4% from the same period last year, according to the employment site’s June 2019 Job Market Report. “The continued growth...
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    Daimler’s New Leaders Confront Old Issues as Diesel Bites

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Just one month into the job, Daimler AG’s new executive duo is unearthing skeletons from the diesel-scandal era, hobbling the move toward an electric future with a crisis that erupted almost four years ago. After previously promising a slight earnings gain for 2019, operating...
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    TCA Registers Technician Program With Department of Labor

    TravelCenters of America has registered its diesel technician apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor. At the successful completion of the training, the technician receives recognition by DOL as a journeyman diesel technician. The apprenticeship program allows participants to work full time at a TA Truck Service facility while comp...
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    Grain Farmers Besieged by Trade Threats, Unrelenting Rain

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining. It was raining when U.S. farmers, a year into being squeezed out of the world’s largest...
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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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    ARTBA Promotes Schapker to VP Role

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Lauren Schapker recently was tapped to play a key role in the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s efforts to advance its national agenda. As vice president for legislative affairs, Schapker will be tasked to advocate for ARTBA’s concerns, such as prompting lawmakers...
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    Walmart Driver Jason Imhoff Might Be the New Face of Trucking

    A man no older than 40 dons a fresh-pressed white-collar shirt, sleeves landing just above the elbow. He has a smile measuring a million watts and perfectly groomed hair. His stature is comfortably over 6 feet tall and shows no signs of being out of shape. Now, picture a truck driver. That is the picture...
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    Daimler, Torc Begin Testing Self-Driving Trucks in Virginia

    [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Daimler Trucks has begun testing highly automated heavy-duty trucks on Virginia highways in partnership with its subsidiary Torc Robotics, the companies said. The Sept. 9 announcement comes less than six months after Daimler Trucks agreed to acquire a majority stake in Torc, a pioneer...
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