NEW YORK — Home prices showed the smallest annual decline in almost three years in January, indicating there are surprising areas of strength in the housing market.
WASHINGTON— The Association of American Railroads has reported that for the fourth consecutive week, freight traffic on U.S. railroads was up compared with the same period a year ago during the week ended March 20.
FRANKFURT — German automotive group Daimler AG says it will expand commercial vehicle production through its Mercedes-Benz plant in Juiz de Fora in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, starting in 2011.
ARLINGTON, Va. — For the first time in almost 3 years, small truckload fleets have increased payrolls. The American Trucking Associations’ 2009 fourth quarter industry report says that total employment grew 1.5 percent, with a 2.2 percent gain in the numbers of line-haul drivers and mechanics. The number of dispatch and sales jobs fell slightly.
NEW YORK — The American Trucking Associations, the trucking industry's main trade group, spent $428,070 lobbying the federal government in the fourth-quarter, according to a disclosure report.