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June Truck Sales Jump 21% 
Class 8 vehicle sales surged 21.6% in June to 19,373 units, the third-highest monthly total since the end of 2006, WardsAuto.com reported.

House Passes Highway Patch 
The Republican-led House of Representatives on July 15 easily passed legislation that would rescue a cash-strapped federal highway account through May.

2Q Fleet Failures Nearly Double on Cost Pressures, Report Says 
Trucking failures virtually doubled in the second quarter, compared with the same period last year, as continued driver and regulatory cost pressures pushed more marginal fleets off the road, a new report found.





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Daimler’s Revenue Rises in 2Q, Income Drops
German truck and auto maker Daimler AG reported a 6% increase in second-quarter revenue, but net profit declined after a large gain last year from the sale of its stake in Airbus’s parent company.

June Trailer Orders Jump 44%
New trailer orders jumped 44% in June from a year ago as high demand for new equipment continued into the summer, ACT Research reported.

Ryder’s Second-Quarter Net Income Rises
Ryder System said its second-quarter earnings rose from a year ago, as its fleet management and supply chain units revenue increased.


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