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Parking Shortage Worsens 
WASHINGTON — Concerns over the ongoing plight to park trucks safely is prompting a group of national and regional stakeholders to plan ways to improve parking availability, given a new Department of Transportation survey that found dire shortages in metropolitan areas.

New Truck Registrations Rise; US Heavy-Duty Fleet Expands 
A hot second quarter pushed U.S. registrations of new, heavy-duty trucks during the first half of this year 20% above last year’s pace, providing another sign that fleets remain confident about freight demand to come, IHS Automotive reported.

Fleets Still Rely on Higher Pay to Retain, Attract TL Drivers  
The amount of truckload driver pay increases continued to move upward this summer, as fleets seeking to keep or attract operators more than doubled wage increases over the second quarter of last year.





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Replay: Top 100 Private Carriers and Coping With Driver Shortages
The Top 100 Private Carrier list is out, and we took a deeper dive into the companies and assessed the impact of the driver shortage on the private carrier ranks in a LiveOnWeb program. Watch the replay.

Transportation Activity ‘Mostly Positive’ as Economy Continues Expansion, Fed Says
The overall economy continued to expand across most sectors and regions of the country from July to mid-August, and reports on transportation activity were mixed but mostly positive overall, the Federal Reserve said.

Eaton Names Pattada President of North American Vehicle Group
Truck component maker Eaton Corp. has appointed Pavan Pattada president of its Vehicle Group in North America.


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TT Archives: Hurricane Katrina
Beyond the human death toll of nearly 2,000 people, high winds and flooding from Hurricane Katrina severely damaged roads and rail lines and would disrupt transportation across a wide swath of the U.S. Gulf Coast, as reflected in this Sept. 5, 2005 edition of Transport Topics.
 
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