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GHG Proposal Generates Optimism, Caution 
Enhanced aerodynamics, low-rolling-resistance tires, improved powertrain efficiency and waste-heat recovery systems are among the technologies that equipment manufacturers could use to get better fuel economy over the next 12 years, federal regulators said in their proposed Phase 2 greenhouse-gas rule.

Efficiency Goals Set for Tractors, Engines, Trailers  
The federal government has issued its long-awaited proposal to further tighten greenhouse-gas emissions from heavy- and medium-duty trucks, and for the first time regulate trailer efficiency.

Senate Panel Clears Twin 33s, Orders DOT to Move on E-Logs 
WASHINGTON — Senate appropriators on June 25 included a provision as part of a fiscal 2016 transportation funding bill allowing the use of twin 33-foot trailers nationwide.





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TT Closed for Holiday; See Our Top Stories From First Half of 2015
Transport Topics is closed for the Independence Day holiday and will re-open on Monday, July 6. In the meantime, look back at this photo gallery of our Top 10 stories, based on metrics, from the first half of 2015.

Truck Orders Fall 26% in June, but Backlogs Remain Strong
New Class 8 truck orders declined in June for a fourth consecutive month, but industry backlogs remain well above prior-year levels, ACT Research reported.

Trucking Adds 7,400 Jobs in June as Unemployment Rate Falls
The trucking industry added 7,400 jobs in June as the unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.3% as more people left the labor force, the Labor Department reported July 2.


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TT Archives: Trucks vs. Railroads
Competition from trucking companies was a major concern for freight railroads in 1941, as evidenced by a rash of rail-sponsored legislation to impose tax increases, restrict operations and limit the size and weight of trucks.
 
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