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April 16, 2015
How Will the Next Highway Bill Get Funded?
More attention is being paid this week to legislating infrastructure funding as the expiration date on the current MAP-21 highway bill looms ever closer - not that deadlines mean much on Capitol Hill.
CVSA Sets Annual Roadcheck for Early June
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place from June 2 to 4.
Ports Must Adapt to Volume, Says N.J. Trucking Association
Addressing the monumental traffic backups at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Trucking Association called on the ports to adapt to the higher volume and increase gate hours.
Spot Market Flatbed Rates Continue Moving Higher as Vans, Reefers Pause
<p><em>Graphic: DAT</em></p> Rates on the spot freight market continue crawling slowly upward in the flatbed sector but remain stagnant in the other two major categories.
Humor, Big Stars Make Infrastructure Funding Point
Google "John Oliver Infrastructure" and you'll get some 30 pages of results, with headlines such as "Stars Help John Oliver Make Infrastructure Maintenance Sexy." Deborah Lockridge explains why in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Profit Nearly Doubles for Marten Transport
<p><em>Photo by Evan Lockridge.</em></p> Truckload carrier Marten Transport reported profit in the first quarter of the year nearly doubled from the same time in 2014.
Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Apples and Oranges
<p><strong>Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2.</strong><em><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Photo via Freightliner</em></p> Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Part 3 of a webXclusive series.
Economic Watch: Industrial Production Weakens, Homebuilder Optimism Up
For the first quarter of 2015 this measure of the total activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities declined at an annual rate of 1%, the first quarterly decrease since the second quarter of 2009.
Savannah Port Sees All-Time Record Cargo in March
<p><strong>A truck moves past a stack of containers at the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal near Savannah, Ga.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Photo: Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B.Morton</em></p> The Port of Savannah moved 333,058 TEUs in March, setting a single-month record that surpassed its previous high set in October 2014 by more than 21,000 TEUs.
UPS Hires TruStar to Install CNG Fueling Stations
<p><em>Photo courtesy of UPS.</em></p> TruStar Energy has been contracted to design and build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for UPS, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Got Questions
Q. I already have an APU. What do I need an inverter for?

A. An APU’s primary function is to take care of a truck’s heating and cooling systems. It has its own motor that charges the truck batteries and provides power for AC electronics. READ MORE

Got Questions
Q. Could the transmission acting as if the clutch brake is not engaging be a problem with the adjustment?

A. To better diagnose your situation there are some troubleshooting questions we would ask: 1. What is the clutch pedal free play? READ MORE

Got Questions
Q. Will OEM’s be issuing their own specifications aligned with these new categories?

A. Yes. It has become very common for engine makers to issue their own specifications which incorporate requirements from the industry standard along with additional OEM-specific requirements to help customers spec oils that are appropriate for use in their engines. In some cases, this involves using the same performance tests, but with more stringent limits. In other cases, new OEM-specific tests are introduced and required alongside the standard tests. This is particularly true for OEM-specifi READ MORE

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Trucks Block Possible Terrorism in D.C., New York City

In Washington, military and civilian trucks helped closed a large swath of the city, ensuring the safety of the new president and crowds at the inauguration.

The Not-So-New Capitol Hill Players…

How the Trump Presidency ultimately pans out, of course, remains to be seen. But a key influence on how well the 45th President might succeed as an agent of change is as clear as the electoral-college vote— the GOP establishment still holds sway on Capitol Hill.

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

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PHOTO GALLERIES
Cab-over-engine configuration (though there is no engine as such) helps add interior space. Black cabinet houses hydrogen storage bottles.
The Nikola One Launch Event [Photos]
The 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, an 80-foot Englemann spruce adorned with thousands of LED lights and about 4,000 ornaments hand-made by Idaho children, lights up the West Lawn of the Capitol.
The Capitol Christmas Tree Journey [Photos]
The new 48,000 square-foot, $7.5 million facility is clearly visible from Interstate 40 and less than a mile from Volvo Trucks' corporate headquarters.
Volvo's New Greensboro Truck Dealership [Photos]
A new Freightliner Cascadia awaits its fuel test run at US Xpress headquarters in Chattanooga, TN.
Pit Tests Fuel Economy With U.S. Xpress [Photos]
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