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Week of May 22, 2017

Congressional Leaders Vow Action on Infrastructure 
Uber Launches Freight App, Extends Reach Into Trucking 
Class 8 Truck Sales Fall 16.8%; Smallest Drop in 13 Months 
Auctions Move Variety of Truck Types; More Buying Activity Shifting Online 
Congestion Adds $63.4 Billion Burden to Trucking Industry, ATRI Reports 
Sen. Bernie Sanders Revives Pension Bill to Shield Retirees From Cuts 
TL Contract Rates Flat in 1Q, Bid Process Irks Some Execs 
Trailer Orders Rise 19% in April to 20,200; Positive Trend Continues for 7th Month 
Infrastructure Plan, FASTLANE Grants to Be Announced Soon, Chao Says 
Donohue Hopes Infrastructure Bill Spurs Economy While Fixing Roads 
Stakeholders Pessimistic About Quick Action From Capitol Hill on Highway Funding Bill 

Week of May 15, 2017

Traffic Woes Underscore Infrastructure Needs 
IIHS Supports Side Underride Guards Mandate 
Intermodal Volume Up 2% in First Quarter, IANA Reports 
Swift Kicks Off Digital Campaign to Tout Trucking to Young Workers 
Shippers Seek Better Supply Chain Visibility; Real-Time Truck Monitoring Key Component 
Mexican Factory Operators Remain Optimistic, See Opportunity for Improvements to NAFTA 
Nikola Updates Customers on Pricing, Chassis Changes 
Flexi-Van, DCLI Launch ‘Pool of Pools’ at N.Y.-N.J. Port; Trac Not Involved 
Largest Containership to Call East Coast Via Panama Canal Generates Excitement 
OEM Suppliers’ 1Q Results Mixed Amid Weak Demand 

Week of May 08, 2017

Meal, Rest Break Measure Absent From Federal Budget 
XPO Quarterly Results Soar, Bolstered by LTL, Last Mile 
Drivers Inducted Into NPTC/Lytx Hall of Fame  
Suppliers Scrambling to Provide Technology to Help Private Fleets Meet New Regulations 
More Diabetic Drivers Seek Exemptions, but Often Face Long Waits, Groups Say 
J.B. Hunt Plans to Invest $500 Million in ‘Disruptive’ Supply Chain Tech 
Celadon to Get Outside Audit to Review Used Truck Valuations 
TL Earnings Continue to Decline Amid High Capacity, Weak Pricing 
Manufacturers Want Trailer GHG Rule Included in Trump Campaign to Roll Back Regulations 
Amazon Posts First-Quarter Gains, Ramps Up Fulfillment Network 
Cummins’ Results Lifted by Construction, Mining 
Allison, Dana, Eaton See Higher Profits; Meritor Earnings Decline on Tax Expense 

Week of May 01, 2017

TL Profits Mostly Down 
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Coming in Summer, Chao Says 
Cargo Thefts Total $28.7 Million in First Quarter, CargoNet Says 
Looking Beyond Diesel to Fuels of Tomorrow 
Va. Transportation Chief Layne Says He’s a ‘Big Believer’ in P3s 
Paper Checks Still Common in Trucking; Move Underway to Migrate to E-Payments 
Trump Orders Review of Regs for Farmers  
Truck, Trailer OEMs Post Profits in Lackluster Equipment Market 
UPS 1Q Income Rises 2.4% 
Quarterly Profits Decline for 3PLs as Competition Puts Pressure on Rates 
Railroad 1Q Profits Increase on Rebound in Coal Shipping 

Week of April 24, 2017

March Tonnage Up 0.7% 
ATRI Finds Inconsistencies With Driver Medical Exams 
Truckload Profits Lackluster as Quarterly Reports Begin 
Suppliers Continue to Find Opportunities Despite OEMs’ Vertical Integration Push 
Profits Up at CSX, Decline at CP in 1Q; Harrison Pushes for Rail Consolidation 
Senate to Consider Transportation Nominees to Fill Senior Positions Before Memorial Day 
Will Uber Replace Freight Brokers? ‘Absolutely Not,’ Tech Expert Insists 
Volvo, Navistar Show Off New Tractors for North American Regional Market 
Meal and Rest Provision Sought in Funding Bill 
Attempt to End Conflict Minerals Rule Draws Strong Input From Both Sides 
Shippers Express Support for Knight-Swift Merger 

Week of April 17, 2017

Knight, Swift Plan Merger 
Truck Rental Companies Seek More Time to Implement Federal ELD Regulation 
Eaton, Cummins Join Forces on Automated Transmissions 
US Class 8 Sales Fall in March, Hit 16th Straight Y-O-Y Decline 
Senators Seek Research Funding for Autonomous, Connected Trucks 
SmartWay Seeks to Involve Additional Shippers, 3PLs 
Conflict Minerals Requirement Under Fire as Agencies Seek Input on Rule's Merits 
Carriers See Growth for Global Trade, Blockchain Technology, Dedicated 
Weaker 1Q Results Expected From Truckload Carriers 
3PL Execs Pleased With Market Conditions, But Economist Warns of Possible Recession 

 
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