Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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JB Hunt says 1Q profit rose 21.9 percent

JB Hunt says 1Q profit rose 21.9 percent

LOWELL, Ark. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit rose 21.9 percent as it benefited from more truck-to-rail traffic and a profit in truck shipments

Volvo Group announces appointments at Mack, Volvo Trucks N.A.

Volvo Group announces appointments at Mack, Volvo Trucks N.A.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Volvo Group, parent company of Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks, both with headquarters here, Wednesday announced several management appointments.

Consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in March

Consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in March

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices edged up a modest amount in March with prices outside of food and energy rising at the slowest pace over the past 12 months in six years. Despite the good inflation news, household budgets remained under pressure as hourly earnings fell again

RAIR offers free scorecards in response to new CSA 2010 timeline

RAIR offers free scorecards in response to new CSA 2010 timeline

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Trucking compliance and safety services company RAIR says that it will provide carriers with free monthly CSA 2010 scorecards, which include percentile rankings against their peers. The announcement was made in response to the FMCSA’s recent change in the timeline for implementing CSA 2010.

YRC President and COO Tim Wicks resigns

YRC President and COO Tim Wicks resigns

NEW YORK — Trucking company YRC Worldwide said Tuesday that President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Wicks has resigned to work for his former employer, United Healthcare.

Trucking-based index puts economy on 4 percent growth track

Trucking-based index puts economy on 4 percent growth track

MINNEAPOLIS — The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) staged a healthy comeback in March, with the PCI growing by 1 percent, making up for February’s snowstorm-induced decline of 0.7 percent. (Ceridian Corp./UCLA Anderson School of Management)

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