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Week of March 27, 2017

Trump Meets With Trucking Leaders 
Tonnage Down 2.8% in February From Year Ago 
Monthly Trailer Orders Up 24%, Passes 26,000 
Need for Cab Comfort, More Technology Compels Push for Greater Driver Efficiency 
Nikola Sets Blueprint for 2020 Launch of Zero-Emissions, Hydrogen Class 8s 
Kenworth, Peterbilt Offer Allison TC10 
Bendix Promotes Safety Tech, Air Disc Brakes 
FedEx 3Q Profits Increase 11% but Fall Short of Analysts' Target 
DTNA Promotes Nielsen to CEO; Replaces Daum 
Hair Drug-Testing Proposal May Be Delayed Until 2018 
LTL Fleets Offering Short-Term Storage, Shift to Smaller Trucks for E-Commerce 

Week of March 20, 2017

Big Cuts in 2018 Budget Plan  
US Sales of Class 8 Trucks Fall 29.5% in February 
160 US Carrier Bankruptcies Idle 4,510 Trucks in 4th Quarter 
Truckload Driver Pay Inches Up in 4th Quarter 
White House Seeks Public Input on Reorganizing Federal Agencies 
Panelists Push for Better Crash Data, Technology at Truck Safety Hearing 
Cummins Retains Top Spot in Class 8 Engine Market 
Feb. Turn Times Rise at SoCal Ports Despite a Drop in Container Traffic 
BYD to Deliver Electric Trucks to Southern California Facilities 

Week of March 13, 2017

HOS Restart Rule Fails Test 
Engineers Give D+ Grade to US Infrastructure — Again 
Nafta Freight Falls 3.4% in 2016; Trucks Remain Dominant Mode 
Hill Transportation Leaders Push Back on Trump’s Road Funding Approach 
Groups Ask EPA to Maintain Funding for Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants 
Daseke Prepares to Offer Stock to Drivers, Seeks Additional Mergers After Going Public 
February Class 8 Orders Rise 28%, Hit Highest Volume in 14 Months 
Navistar 1Q Net Loss Widens to $62 Million on Weak Sales 
Expectations High as Harrison Assumes Leadership of CSX 
Appeals Court Rules FedEx Drivers in Conn. Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees 

Week of March 06, 2017

Clarke: Brace for Change 
Trump Urges Congress to Pass $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill 
Spear Says Technology, Policy Can Advance Trucking Agenda 
TMC Elects Ozark’s McDonald as Chairman 
Omnitracs Plans Role in Evolution of Automation, Drones, Wearables 
Dana CEO Kamsickas Advises President as Member of Manufacturing Council 
Engine Makers Emphasize the Power of Telematics Support for Customers 
Dana, Eaton to Mix Legacy Product Lines With Advanced Components, Systems 
TIA Says Loads, Revenue Up on Truckload, Intermodal Strength 
Trailer Product Lines Expand; Orders Soar 92% in January 
Chao Extols Private Funding of Infrastructure Repairs 

Week of February 27, 2017

Truck Sales Plunge 31.4% 
January Tonnage Rises 2.6% on Contract, Spot Market Gains 
CSX Shakeup: CEO to Retire, 1,000 Managers to Be Laid Off 
UPS Tests Drone That Uses Delivery Truck as Its Home Base 
Large Carriers Gain Unexpected Allies in Favor of Hair Tests to Detect Drug Use 
Vigillo Acquired by Driver Safety Firm 
ATA Voices Support for New NACV Show 
XPO Posts First Full-Year Profit Since Jacobs Took Helm in 2011 
Services, Variety Draw Buyers to Ritchie Bros. Top Auction 
Tech Startup Joins Push for Driverless Trucks 
Fleets Add Record Number of Trailers in 2016, While Truck Registrations Fall, IHS Says 

Week of February 20, 2017

56,000 US Bridges Deficient 
Truckload Chiefs Hold Out Hope for Business Upswing This Year 
Electric Motors to Power Axles in Meritor-UQM Truck Project 
XPO’s Jacobs Sees E-Commerce as Key to Robust Growth in 2017 
Hiring, Keeping Young Drivers Proves a Constant Battle as Workforce Ages 
Truck Turn Times Fall in January Versus 2016 Levels at SoCal Ports 
International E-Commerce Will Triple to $900 Billion by 2020, Report Predicts 
Pilot Informant Seeks Whistleblower Status From Supreme Court in Rebate Fraud Scam 
Top Freight Executives Leery of Trade Fight With Mexico 
Omnitracs-Peloton Pact Blends Platooning With Fleet Management Capabilities 
Coalition Rallies to Promote States’ Infrastructure Priorities 

 
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