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U.S.-NAFTA freight totals $86.5 billion as 3 transport modes up over 2016

U.S.-NAFTA freight totals $86.5 billion as 3 transport modes up over 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $86.5 billion in current dollars as three major transportation modes — pipeline, vessel and rail — carried more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in February 2017 compared with February 2016, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Commercial truck dealership employment highest in 5 years

Commercial truck dealership employment highest in 5 years

TYSONS, Va. — Employment at commercial truck dealerships in the United States has reached its highest point in five years, according to a new report from the American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Freight's economic outlook: On your mark, get set, wait

Freight's economic outlook: On your mark, get set, wait

ST. LOUIS — Want to know the economic outlook from freight’s perspective?

Current used truck sales up, but downturn for all of 2017 forecast

Current used truck sales up, but downturn for all of 2017 forecast

COLUMBUS, Ind. — There are two positive signs of upward movement of used truck sales and trailer production and another not so positive, ACT Research has reported.

Cost of gallon of diesel drops two-tenths of a penny

Cost of gallon of diesel drops two-tenths of a penny

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway cost of a gallon of diesel dropped two-tenths of one cent to $2.595 for the week ending April 24, the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy reported Monday.

ATA tonnage index declines 1 percent in March

ATA tonnage index declines 1 percent in March

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 1 percent in March, following a 0.1 percent decline during February.

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