Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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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.

U.S. service sector gauge grows faster in March

U.S. service sector gauge grows faster in March

NEW YORK — The U.S. service sector grew in March at its fastest pace in more than two years, suggesting the economic recovery is expanding from the nation's factories to its shops, restaurants, hospitals and other big sources of jobs.

Con-way Multimodal joins EPA's SmartWay program

Con-way Multimodal joins EPA's SmartWay program

PORTLAND, Ore. and ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc., has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.

White House braces unemployed for slow job rebound

White House braces unemployed for slow job rebound

WASHINGTON — Buoyed by good news on the jobs front, the White House claimed credit Sunday for reversing the downward economic spiral while bracing out-of-work Americans for a slow recovery.

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