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Ryder Launches Flexible, Scalable Leasing and Maintenance Products

Ryder has focused on developing leasing options that give businesses choice and helps to keep them nimble.

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Economic Watch: Manufacturing Starts Year Strong, Housing Best in Years

The U.S. manufacturing sector had a solid start to 2017, with overall operating conditions improving at the quickest pace for nearly two years, according to a preliminary report from IHS Markit.

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Economic Outlook for 2017: More of the Same?

The outlook for the U.S. economy is expansion at a pace around trend through 2019, according to Bill Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue.

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Three States Agree to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicles

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have formed the Smart Belt Coalition that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.

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Drivewyze Bypass Now at 2 Busy Ohio Weigh Stations

Drivewyze weigh station bypass service is now offered at two busy permanent weigh stations in Ohio, located on U.S. Interstates 70 and 71.

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Landstar Opens Large Facility to Support U.S./Mexico Services

Landstar System has opened a new, larger U.S./Mexico logistics service center in Laredo, Texas.

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Trailer Orders Finish Strong in December

The trailer industry closed 2016 on a high note, with increases in dry van and reefer orders yet was down compared to November, according to ACT Research.

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Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

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Outlook for Freight Activity Seen as Improved

Three measures of freight activity and spending were mixed, according to new figures, but the outlook for their performances has improved, according to Cass Information Systems.

“I believe there will not be a ton of regulations that will go 180 degrees due to the change in administration.” – Bill Sullivan, American Trucking Associations

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Regulatory Outlook: Sunny if Foggy for 2017

Trump the candidate promised to eliminate two regulations for every one enacted. Can Trump the president really do that?

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFA freight flows by mode in November 2016 compared to November 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

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NAFTA Freight Value Up for Only Second Time in Nearly 2 Years

Newly released figures show the value of cross-border freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors directly to the north and south increased in November for the only the second time in nearly two years, but trucking had the smallest gain.

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