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Hamberger, head of AAR, to retire from group in early 2019
Organization has grown in influence during president, CEO's 20-year tenure.
AAR about-face on longer trucks traced to short-line influence, shipper group says
Individual railroads remain neutral on longer trucks despite their trade group's shift, sources say.
USPS says higher labor, freight expenses cut into parcel margins in fiscal second quarter
USPS paid more for parcel labor, truck shipping in quarter.
AAR, in policy shift, to oppose any effort to change truck size laws
Rail trade group had been mostly indifferent to moves boosting twin-trailer length to 33 feet each.
House adopts national trucker hiring standards in FAA reform bill
Second time in three years measure has passed House.
Spear, ATA president, tears into OOIDA over its agenda, tactics
Spear said he and family have received death threats, warnings of ATA headquarters being bombed.
House passes FAA reform with language pre-empting state rules on driver rest, meal pay
Attention now turns to Senate, which must now pass its version.
U.S. Chamber backs Congressional language ending state rules on driver rest, meal pay
Amendment in FAA spending bill would restore "national uniformity" to trucking, group says.
Fight to preserve state laws requiring driver pay for meals, rest time hits Hill again
Denham of California again carries ball for big truckers against labor, smaller fry.
Keeping on truckin', no matter what
It's a land grab for capacity in an ultra-tight market, and all ideas are on the table.

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