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Pressure on Shippers to Import Product Before Onset of Tariffs
With a strong U.S. economy, a tight freight market and a looming trade war, industry experts believe shippers have been rushing to get products into the United States several weeks early — ahead of tariffs being implemented by the Trump administration and before the approaching holiday shopping season ramps up.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:45 PM
Economies of Scale Seen as a Benefit From Navistar-Traton Alliance
HANOVER, Germany — The partnership Navistar International has entered with Traton Group is opening up opportunities for economies of scale with procurement and technology development, Navistar executives said here during the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:00 PM
Jeff Denham, Sam Graves, Derek Kan to Headline Ripon Panel
Two top transportation authorizers in the U.S. House and a senior official at the U.S. Department of Transportation are scheduled to headline a discussion about the future of the country’s infrastructure at the Ripon Society on Sept. 27.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 3:45 PM
Economy Keeps Growing, Even With Rising Oil Prices
DALLAS — America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 3:30 PM
Georgia Ports Authority Targets Container Capacity, Replacing Talmadge Bridge
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch plans to double the container capacity of the Garden City Terminal and possibly replace the Talmadge Memorial Bridge that spans the Savannah River.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 2:45 PM
DOT Announces Relief Funds for North Carolina
North Carolina will receive $14 million in federal funds to repair damaged infrastructure left in Hurricane Florence’s wake.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 1:15 PM
The Case for Natural Gas Engines
I’ve speculated in the past that fleets would tire of natural gas engines, partic­ularly as legislators or regulators began taxing the alternative fuel on the same basis as diesel.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 1:00 PM
MEMA Searches for New CEO as Steve Handschuh Announces Retirement
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association announced president and CEO Steve Handschuh has decided to retire effective Dec. 31, as a result of recent concerns with his health.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 12:15 PM
Electric Trucks Are Promising, But Industry Must Understand Full Energy Needs
It’s time to start discussing electric trucks in light of the reality that they only handle part of the energy required for propulsion, leaving important aspects of energy production to external power sources.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 11:45 AM
Technician Shortage Spurs Fleets to Outsource More Work
The truck technician shortage is causing some fleets to outsource more of their repair and maintenance work to dealerships.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 11:45 AM

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