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January spot freight up 54 percent from a year ago

January spot freight up 54 percent from a year ago

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freight availability in January rose by 54 percent on the North American spot market compared to January 2009 according to the TransCore North America Freight Index. This marked the fourth consecutive month of improvement on a year-over-year basis.

Biden: U.S. got 'money's worth' from stimulus act

Biden: U.S. got 'money's worth' from stimulus act

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden asserted in an interview Wednesday that taxpayers have "gotten their money's worth" out of the $787 billion stimulus program that Congress passed during the depths of the recession.

Navistar Defense gets $752 million U.S. military contract

Navistar Defense gets $752 million U.S. military contract

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Navistar Defense LLC, a unit of Navistar International LLC, said Tuesday that it received a $752 million contract to supply the U.S. military with 1,050 of its International MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle.

Tango Transport says it will add at least 200 jobs in 2010

Tango Transport says it will add at least 200 jobs in 2010

SHREVEPORT, La. — Tango Transport has announced that the carrier will be adding at least 200 new jobs throughout 2010.

Rail traffic tops 2009 during most recent week

Rail traffic tops 2009 during most recent week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Freight traffic on U.S. railroads registered small gains in comparison with 2009 levels during the week ended February 6, but continued to trail levels reported in 2008, the Association of American Railroads reported today.

Des Moines businessman, trucker, John Ruan dies at 96

Des Moines businessman, trucker, John Ruan dies at 96

DES MOINES, Iowa — John Ruan, one of Iowa's most powerful businessmen who built a national trucking company and led a redevelopment of downtown Des Moines, died Saturday. He was 96.

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