Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Volvo Group deliveries jump 42 percent in April

Volvo Group deliveries jump 42 percent in April

STOCKHOLM — Total deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in April amounted to 13,030 vehicles, the company reported. This was an increase of 42 percent compared with the year-earlier period.

Schneider National adds regional service in the Northeast

Schneider National adds regional service in the Northeast

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider National Inc. has completed the rollout of its Regional plan with the addition of Northeast Regional service, the company reports. Available to shippers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, the expansion brings the total number of regional-serviced states to 48.

Kansas gives tax incentive to BNSF intermodal hub

Kansas gives tax incentive to BNSF intermodal hub

EDGERTON, Kan. — An often-delayed and controversial freight hub proposed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad got a boost from the state Legislature, which passed a tax incentive provision to speed up construction of the project.

Wal-Mart’s 1Q net income rises 10 percent

Wal-Mart’s 1Q net income rises 10 percent

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s first-quarter net income rose 10 percent as the world’s largest retailer benefited from cost-cutting and robust growth in its international business.

Leaner trucking industry emerges from downturn

Leaner trucking industry emerges from downturn

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The three-year freight implosion is over and, once the smoke clears, shippers will be faced with a much leaner trucking industry — and if the economy recovers quickly, trucks and truckers could be hard to find, or so an industry economist told a supply chain conference here May 12.

Small minority businesses helped to compete for transport projects

Small minority businesses helped to compete for transport projects

WASHINGTON — Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez met today with members of the business community in Denver at a workshop to improve small businesses’ ability to compete for federal transportation contracts and engage more women and minorities in construction careers.

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