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.