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Editorial: Keeping the Equipment Moving
News is breaking that in July orders for new trailers shattered a record that had stood for 24 years. On top of that, a front-page story in this week’s edition reports that sales of Class 8 vehicles during the month topped 20,000, the second-highest total of the year. And that followed our story from last week that July orders for Class 8s also set a record.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 7:00 PM
NTDC Competitors Meet Their Match on Challenging Driving Course
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A sharp left turn to cross over five scoring zones after avoiding a rubber duck and then maneuvering through a row of tennis balls were among the problems tripping up many competitors on the first day on the course at the National Truck Driving Championships.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:00 PM
Senate Bill Would Let Young Truckers Operate in Interstate Commerce
A new bill that would open interstate trucking opportunities to drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 was introduced in the U.S. Senate Aug. 16.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 5:30 PM
US Trailer Orders Boom in Highest-Ever July
U.S. trailer orders broke past 29,000 to set a record for the month of July, shattering the previous high for the month that had stood for 24 years, ACT Research Co. reported.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:45 PM
ELD Training Sheds Light on CVSA Competition Expectations
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The law enforcement officers participating in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship will not be asked to inspect electronic logging devices during this year’s competition.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:15 PM
Judge Orders New Federal Review of Keystone XL Pipeline
LINCOLN, Neb. — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline’s proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first proposed in 2008.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:00 PM
Nation’s Largest Ports Report Record TEU Volume Levels Ahead of Tariffs
Business is booming at many of the nation’s largest ports, fueled by a strong U.S. economy and, according to experts, a rush to import and export goods before the Trump administration’s tariffs take hold on products from China and other nations.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 3:00 PM
Catching Up With FMCSA’s Ray Martinez at NTDC
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Ray Martinez paid his first visit as the agency’s chief to the National Truck Driving Championships, rallying a crowd that included 424 truck drivers, 52 commercial vehicle inspectors, family members and volunteers.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 2:30 PM
Tesla, Public or Private, Still Will Release Autopilot Safety Data
Even as CEO Elon Musk pursues the idea of taking Tesla private, the electric automaker has confirmed that it still plans to release safety data on its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving feature.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 2:15 PM
July Class 8 Sales Jump Amid Demand for Safety Tech
U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July were the second-highest of the year, increasing by more than 33% as they cleared 20,000.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 1:30 PM

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