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Tonnage Growth Slows 
The continued growth of truck tonnage stalled in April to the slowest pace in more than two years, rising only 1% over the same month a year earlier, American Trucking Associations reported.

First Truck Platoons in United States Only a Few Years Away, Volvo Says
NEWPORT, R.I. — Advancements in connectivity will bring the first truck platoons to U.S. highways in the near future, paving the way for radical changes in the freight transportation network, executives with Volvo Group said.

Amtrak Crash Sparks Further Debate About Infrastructure Funding Shortfall 
WASHINGTON — President Obama and congressional Democrats said the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia is a reminder that Congress should focus on restoring the country’s aging infrastructure.





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Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Settle Lawsuit Over Jersey Crash
Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. settled the actor-comedian’s lawsuit over a New Jersey Turnpike crash that had left him in a coma for days and killed another comedian.

Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises as Carloads Drop for Fifth Week
U.S. rail intermodal traffic rose 4.3% in the week ended May 23 compared with the same week last year as carload volume declined for the fifth consecutive week, the Association of American Railroads reported.

Driverless Truck Corridor From Mexico to Canada Proposed
A trade group recently proposed the creation of a corridor for self-driving trucks to deliver freight without passports or visas from Mexico to Canada, CBC reported.


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TT Archives: V-E Day
The Allies victory in Europe sparked hopeful comment among trucking industry officials about the easing of war-time restrictions on the production of new commercial vehicles and shortages of parts, tires and motor fuel.
 
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