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Kenworth Names 2015 Dealer Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members.The council features leading executives from among the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.

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Allison Transmission to Mark Centenary Throughout 2015

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has announced that it will celebrate its centennial throughout 2015 with a variety of special events and activities.

"21st-century businesses need a 21st-century infrastructure." Photo: Whitehouse.gov video screen shot

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Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.

Drilling rig in Wyoming. Photo courtesy BP plc.

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EPA Chief: Fuel Prices Won't Affect Pending Truck Fuel Economy Proposal

The dip in oil prices is temporary and will not affect the way federal agencies set fuel economy standards, including upcoming new requirements for heavy trucks, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

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What Will California Governor's Energy Goals Mean for Trucking?

In his inaugural address this week, California Gov. Jerry Brown laid out what he called “bold commitments” to sustain the environment in the nation’s most populous state, by reducing energy consumption.

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China's Commercial Vehicle Market Remains Soft

The pace of China’s economy slowed in the third quarter of 2014, with growth of 7.3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent "China Commercial Vehicle Outlook," jointly published quarterly by ACT and SIC, China’s State Information Center.

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Fuel Tax Hike Unlikely, Says Congressman Shuster

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said that one of his 2015 priorities will be a highway bill – but he does not expect it to be funded by a fuel tax increase, the AP reported.

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Feds Close Books on Auto Bailout

The U.S. government lost $9.26 billion in its financial rescue of the auto industry, and closed out its last investment earlier this month six years after initiating the plan.

UPS says as e-commerce grows, return shipping services have become an essential part of the shopping experience. Photo: UPS

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UPS Anticipates 4 Million Returns After Holidays

UPS expects to transport more than 4 million return packages in the United States by the end of the first full week of January, the company announced.

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Daimler Trucks Announces Top Management Changes in Asia

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. that cooperate together under the Umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, have announced personnel changes in their Board of Management.

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