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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.

Congress Considers 2-Month Funding Patch 
The Senate was expected to consider a House-passed two-month transportation funding extension after Transport Topics went to press last week.





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Senate Sends President Two-Month Highway Funding Extension
The Senate on May 23 easily passed a two-month extension of highway funding authority, sending the measure to the president for his signature. TT's Eugene Mulero discussed on C-SPAN.

Equipment Makers Express Support For Changing Mid-America Schedule
Several truck and trailer manufacturers said they would prefer to see the annual Mid-America Trucking Show held every other year, echoing Daimler Trucks North America’s recent call for the continent’s largest trucking show to move to a two-year cycle.

Transport Topics Is Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday
Regular Web coverage will resume on Tuesday, May 26.


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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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