Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Averitt Express offering on-the-job training to military veterans

Averitt Express offering on-the-job training to military veterans

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Last year, Averitt Express committed to hiring 1,200 military veterans by 2020.

Freight TSI hits all-time high, up 1.4% from June to July

Freight TSI hits all-time high, up 1.4% from June to July

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, reached an all-time high, rising 1.4 percent in July from June, after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Price of diesel increases 4.4 cents a gallon

Price of diesel increases 4.4 cents a gallon

WASHINGTON -- The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased 4.4 cents to $2.802 for the week ending September 11, according to the Energy Information Agency of the Department of Energy.

Retail imports set new monthly high; yearly record possible

Retail imports set new monthly high; yearly record possible

WASHINGTON — Growing imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer, and 2017 is expected to reach a new yearly record, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Daseke adds defense specialization with R&R Trucking addition

Daseke adds defense specialization with R&R Trucking addition

ADDISON, Texas — Daseke Inc., a leading consolidator and the largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation solutions in North America, has merged with R&R Trucking, a leading specialized transporter of defense and commercial AA&E (arms, ammunitions and explosives) cargo.

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index improves in June to near neutral reading

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index improves in June to near neutral reading

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for June as detailed in the August issue of the Shippers Update, improved again month-over-month to a near neutral reading of -0.7.

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