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Penske recovers from the storm

Brakes, diesel particulate filters, electronics and wheel-ends are some of the key components that fleets should inspect on their vehicles as they recover from flooding brought on by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, experts said, adding that without remediation safety component failures are likely to surface in a matter of months.

FMCSA has announced a proposed rule to reduce annual motor carrier, broker, freight forwarder and leasing company registration fees by 9.10% in 2018, and by 4.55% in 2019, below current levels.

Federal regulators and experts continue to update carriers and drivers on requisite steps moving forward prior to the mandate for electronic logging devices.

August trailer orders were flat year-over-year at 15,600, but several industry issues are clearly heating up.

ORLANDO, Fla. — FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean captured his third Grand Champion title Sept. 19 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council National Technicians Skills Competitions, most in the 13-year history of the event.

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A look at revenue generated by the world’s largest freight carriers shows a mixed picture. Check out our 2017 Transport Topics Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is Sept. 10-16, 2017. Here's a roundup of stories and social media postings that reflect how the industry was marking the event. 

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FedEx Corp. remained profitable during the three months ended Aug. 31, but at a lower level than a year ago as the Memphis, Tenn.-based carrier had to overcome challenges from a malware infestation in Europe and from Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas.

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Truck Turn Times Slow One Minute in August

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The average truck turn time at the nation’s two largest ports slowed one minute in August compared with last year, even while more containers flowed into the terminals this year.

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