Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Initial jobless claims increase unexpectedly

Initial jobless claims increase unexpectedly

WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign that jobs remain scarce even as the economy recovers.

YRC to take $108 million 1Q charge

YRC to take $108 million 1Q charge

NEW YORK — Struggling trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. said Thursday it will take a noncash charge of about $108 million related to stock awards for its union employees.

ATRI’s Murray receives distinguished service award

ATRI’s Murray receives distinguished service award

MINNEAPOLIS — Dan Murray, vice president of research for the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), was presented Wednesday with the William K. Smith Distinguished Service Award from the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies.

TransCore broker survey shows stability despite rough 2009

TransCore broker survey shows stability despite rough 2009

TUCSON, Ariz. — The annual TransCore Broker Benchmark Survey shows that after a tumultuous 2009, freight broker metrics are showing signs of stabilization. The survey is based on detailed responses from more than 225 brokers, broker-carriers, and third party logistics or 3PLs about their 2009 operations and financial performance.

FTR: Class 8 order activity improves in March

FTR: Class 8 order activity improves in March

NASHVILLE, Ind. — March Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM’s came in at 10,505 units, 35.9 percent higher than February and 21.1 percent above March 2009, according to preliminary data reported by FTR Associates.

Transportation job openings rise in February

Transportation job openings rise in February

WASHINGTON — Job openings rose in several sectors of the U.S. economy in February, including retail, manufacturing, transportation, restaurants and hotels, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

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