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New-truck orders remain strong in July, Class 8s expected to pick up speed in fall

New-truck orders remain strong in July, Class 8s expected to pick up speed in fall

Truck sales took a predictable dip in July, according to two leading industry analysis firms, but even with this slight midsummer swoon, they say the new-truck sales market is reflecting the overall healthy state of the trucking industry.

Rep. Erik Paulsen introduces bill defining what constitutes independent contractor

Rep. Erik Paulsen introduces bill defining what constitutes independent contractor

WASHINGTON — Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., has introduced a bill that would impact American businesses that rely on independent contractor partnerships to meet constantly changing and demanding customer needs.

Craftsmen Utility Trailer completes facility in Davenport, Iowa

Craftsmen Utility Trailer completes facility in Davenport, Iowa

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. said Craftsmen Utility Trailer has completed the development of its new facility in Davenport, Iowa.

Sentry Insurance, CarriersEdge partner in safety training program

Sentry Insurance, CarriersEdge partner in safety training program

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Sentry Insurance is it rolling out a new online driver training program powered by CarriersEdge for its trucking customers.

Price of gallon of diesel jumps another 1.6 cents

Price of gallon of diesel jumps another 1.6 cents

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel rose for the fifth consecutive week for the week ending July 24, posting a 1.6 cent gain to $2.507, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

ATA Economist Bob Costello gives ‘thumbs-up’ to freight outlook

ATA Economist Bob Costello gives ‘thumbs-up’ to freight outlook

If American Trucking Associations Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Bob Costello could have communicated a thumbs-up to journalists listening in to ATA’s freight forecast conference call July 19, it wouldn’t have been much different from what he said.

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