Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Employee compensation index up 0.6 percent in first quarter

Employee compensation index up 0.6 percent in first quarter

WASHINGTON — Employment costs rose modestly in the first quarter, reflecting an acceleration in the cost of benefits such as pensions.

Daimler secures over 10,000 orders for new vehicles with SCR

Daimler secures over 10,000 orders for new vehicles with SCR

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America has announced that it has secured more than 10,000 orders for new vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 4 weeks

Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 4 weeks

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped for a second consecutive week, further evidence that the job market is slowing improving.

Saia shares leap after 1Q loss narrows

Saia shares leap after 1Q loss narrows

NEW YORK — Shares of trucking company Saia Inc. jumped Thursday after it said its first-quarter loss narrowed more than expected, mostly due to cost cutting and improved productivity.

NAFTA trade soars in February, compared to year before

NAFTA trade soars in February, compared to year before

WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 24.1 percent higher in February 2010 than in February 2009, reaching $59.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Averitt Express launches intermodal services

Averitt Express launches intermodal services

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express said it is now providing intermodal services as part of its full-load/volume transportation services package.

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