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Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

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DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force.

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Spartan Motors Names President, Fleet Vehicles and Services

Spartan Motors, Inc., announced the appointment of Tom Ninneman as president of Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS), which includes the Utilimaster and Spartan Upfit Services brands,

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War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls

A 39-word statement in a just-released six-page “fact sheet” on President Trump’s “infrastructure initiative” within his overall budget proposal has brought the toll vs. no-toll contenders out swinging.

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Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

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Uber Freight Launches for Owner-Operators, Small Fleets

Uber is looking to transform the world of freight transport much as it has changed the world of taxis with its ride-sharing app. Deborah Lockridge has the story on what the new Uber Freight is -- and what it's not.

Presenting the donated engine from Berger Dealer Group are service managers Joe Kook (second from left) and Mike Peters (second from right). Photo courtesy of Baker College.

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Michigan Dealer Gives Engine to Vocational College

Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan has been given a $51,558 Paccar MX-13 diesel truck engine, a donation from Berger Dealer Group of Dearborn, Michigan, to enable engine-specific technician training.

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Kinedyne Designates May as Cargo Securement Awareness Month

With the CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck less than a month away, cargo-control provider Kinedyne has designated May 2017 as the First International Cargo Securement Awareness Month.

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Navistar’s Sass Surveys the Road Ahead for HDTX Attendees

As Navistar works to move past the mistakes of the past and looks ahead to the future, International Trucks’ Jeff Sass opened HDT’s inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix this week with a peek at the future, from electric trucks to autonomous vehicles

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