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February trailer orders down 21% from January but up 20% over year ago

February trailer orders down 21% from January but up 20% over year ago

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR has reported final February net trailer orders at 25,800 units, down 21 percent month-over-month, but up 20 percent versus one year ago.

USA Truck finalist for RecruitMilitary's Most Valuable Employer for Military award

USA Truck finalist for RecruitMilitary's Most Valuable Employer for Military award

VAN BUREN, Ark. — USA Truck, a capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, is a finalist for the 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military, awarded by RecruitMilitary.

Eric Fuller named CEO, Lisa Quinn Pate named president, chief administrative officer, U.S. Xpress

Eric Fuller named CEO, Lisa Quinn Pate named president, chief administrative officer, U.S. Xpress

CHATTANNOGA, Tenn. — In what the company is calling an ongoing effort to prepare for the future success of the company, the board of directors of U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Eric Fuller is assuming the role of CEO and named Lisa Quinn Pate as the new president and chief administrative officer, effective immediately.

ACT: February Trailer Orders down from January, up from 2016

ACT: February Trailer Orders down from January, up from 2016

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary February U.S. Net Trailer Orders total 26,400 units, ACT Research reported March 16. The figure is about 20 percent down from January but represents a 24 percent increase from the same month last year.

ATA to sponsor first economic summit July 20

ATA to sponsor first economic summit July 20

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations will host the first annual ATA Economic Summit July 20 in Arlington, Va., for its motor carrier and private fleet members.

DAT: Total February truckload volume up 48% from 2015; freight index down 13%

DAT: Total February truckload volume up 48% from 2015; freight index down 13%

PORTLAND, Ore. — Total February truckload freight volume increased 48 percent from the same month last year, DAT Solutions reported yesterday. However, the DAT North American Freight Index fell 13 percent to 345 and spot truckload rates fell across the board compared to January. An influx of capacity from contract carriers held down spot van and refrigerated freight rates.

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