WASHINGTON — Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 10.5 percent higher in December 2009 than in December 2008, with a value of $58.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
NASHVILLE, Ind. —February Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM’s came in at 7,628 units, according to preliminary data from FTR Associates. The month’s orders were 19.7 percent higher than January, when orders were the lowest since 2002.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight says that 2009 was a “great success” for its safety program, which contributed to improved statistics and numerous industry safety awards.
WARREN, Mich. — Universal Truckload Services has notified federal regulators that it will offer up to $100 million in stock, preferred stock, rights and warrants.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dupré Logistics LLC has expanded its Strategic Capacity Services group into the Colorado Springs, CO market, the company reports. The group will service the logistics needs of the Rocky Mountain region. Dupré Logistics said it expects the group to create an excess of 20 jobs within five years.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sounding a familiar clean-energy theme, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced details of a proposed energy rebate program he hopes will spur demand for insulation and water heaters — and jobs for hurting Americans.