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Tonnage Rises 5% in March 
Truck tonnage rose 5% last month, providing a sign of continued economic expansion as fleets enter the heart of the spring freight season, American Trucking Associations reported.

Proposed Speed Limiter Rule Due by Fall, Foxx Tells Senate 
Under pressure from Congress and trucking industry leaders, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told a congressional subcommittee last week a proposed rule mandating speed limiters for heavy trucks will be issued no later than this fall.

Volvo Ousts Persson as CEO, Scania Exec Tapped for Post 
Sweden-based manufacturer Volvo AB changed CEOs April 22 as the company’s board of directors chose Scania Group CEO Martin Lundstedt to replace Olof Persson.





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Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 27: Future Talk
In the midst of continued debate over how to fund infrastructure, a House panel this week wants to hear from trucking stakeholders about innovations in the industry and plans for the coming years. Check out what else is ahead for the week in trucking on Capitol Hill.

Amazon Wants to Show US Drones Can Safely Deliver Cargo
Amazon.com Inc. wants a chance to prove that a drone delivery service would be safer than the U.S. government thinks.

March Trailer Orders Fall 22%, But Manufacturers’ Backlogs Remain Strong
March trailer orders fell 22% from a year ago, but manufacturers remain busy building a heavy backlog of new equipment requested during the “epic” order season that began in the fall, ACT Research reported.


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TT Archives: Speed Limiters
In 2006, ATA asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to require heavy trucks not only to install the speed limiters but to limit truck speeds to 68 mph.
 
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