Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Durable goods orders rise 2.9 percent in April

Durable goods orders rise 2.9 percent in April

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods surged in April, propelled by a rebound in demand for commercial aircraft.

ABF says union vote denied pay cuts

ABF says union vote denied pay cuts

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Arkansas Best Corp. says Teamsters union members have voted to reject proposed changes in a contract that would have cut wages by 15 percent.

Wal-Mart seeking more control of its supply chain

Wal-Mart seeking more control of its supply chain

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to take over more of its supply chain, thereby reducing the cost of goods at its stores and passing the savings on to consumers.

YRC, Teamsters to talk pension plans

YRC, Teamsters to talk pension plans

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — YRC Worldwide Inc. announced today that joint committees representing International Brotherhood of Teamsters leadership and YRC Worldwide management are being formed to address the company’s competitiveness and reentry into union pension plans.

Transportation insurance rates continue to tumble

Transportation insurance rates continue to tumble

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — More than 95 percent of respondents reported that the transportation insurance market was flat or softer when compared during the first quarter compared to Q4 2009, according to the latest Transportation Insurance Pricing Survey. More than half believe that underwriting capacity has increased with more insurers active in the transportation market.

USA Truck promotes two to executive team

USA Truck promotes two to executive team

VAN BUREN, Ark. — Burton Weis has been promoted to the position of vice president, operations and is now an executive officer of USA Truck, the company reports. Chad Van Kooten, vice president, sales, has also been promoted to an executive officer position. Both promotions are effective immediately.

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