EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Cost containment is a top priority for fleet managers and executive management, according to a recent survey conducted by GE Capital Fleet Services.
WASHINGTON — Consumer prices fell in April for the first time in 13 months, giving the Federal Reserve more room to keep interest rates at historic lows to aid the economy. That’s good news for borrowers, but not for savers.
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.
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.
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.
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.