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Trucking Bankruptcies Rise 
Trucking fleet failures more than doubled in the first quarter from a year earlier as rising costs, regulatory burdens and inclement weather sank marginal fleets, a new report found.

Panama Canal Tour Sparks Talks on Need for Infrastructure Funds
The Panama Canal expansion project was intricate and inspiring for leading trucking executives, who said they are now more convinced than ever of the urgent need for U.S. highway funding in order to handle the larger freight volumes bound to emerge at ports in the coming years.

Cummins Showcases Engine to Power New Chinese Truck 
COLUMBUS, Ind. — For one day, the center of the Chinese truck universe was this southern Indiana town more than 6,700 miles from Beijing.





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Housing Starts Rise 2.8% in March
Housing starts climbed 2.8% in March to a 946,000 annualized rate after February’s 920,000 pace, which was higher than previously reported, Commerce Department reported April 16.

Con-way, ODFL, YRC Freight Join uShip LTL Marketplace
Online freight marketplace uShip announced April 16 that three national less-than-truckload carriers have committed to join uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace.

CSX Reports 1Q Income Drops 14%
CSX Corp. reported its first-quarter net income fell 14% to $398 million, or 40 cents per share, as the rail industry began its first-quarter round of earnings reports on a lower note.


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