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Feds Targeting Zero Traffic Fatalities Within the Next 3 Decades: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are joining forces with the National Safety Council (NSC) to launch the Road to Zero Coalition with the goal of ending fatalities on the nation’s roads within the next 30 years.

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Ford’s Big Trucks Experiencing Best Year-to-Date Since 1997: Ford, America’s truck leader, has outfitted hard-working fleets with more F-650 and F-750 trucks in the first eight months of 2016 than all year in 2015.

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Fuel Prices Attributed to Decline in Trucking’s Operational Costs: The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) this week released the findings of its 2016 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking, that show driver costs surpass overall costs for fleets than fuel.

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Incoming ATA Chairman Cites Dire Need for Highway Investment: In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking industry.

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Volvo’s SuperTruck Improves Freight Efficiency by 88%: Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled an innovative SuperTruck demonstrator with a combination of advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies that achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 88 percent — exceeding the 50 percent improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program.

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Trucking Industry Forecasters Examine Spot, Contract Pricing: As FTR and Truckstop.com continue their analysis of spot market pricing, their research has unearthed a steady stream of new insights about truck pricing. Here are three quick observations from Noel Perry, transportation economist at FTR, which are now much clearer because of big data.

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Feds Pushing for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks: Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, has announced a proposal that, if approved, would see the nation’s heavy-duty commercial trucks equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways.

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New Truck Regs Suggest Aluminum Boosts Fuel Economy: New regulations that will boost the fuel economy of the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty truck vehicle fleet recognize the importance of mass reduction technologies such as aluminum to help reach these goals.

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Truck, Engine Builders Seek Alignment With Greenhouse Gas Regs: This week’s federal release of a second, more stringent regulatory standard for fuel-efficiency and the environment for commercial trucks has the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) taking a close look at the ramifications of such regulations.

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Clean Diesel Truck Engines Key to Achieving Phase 2 Standards: With 98 percent of the nation’s largest commercial trucks powered by diesel engines, advancements in clean diesel technology will be a key factor in achieving new federal fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.
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