Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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November NAFTA freight up 3.3 percent from 2015; all five modes increase

November NAFTA freight up 3.3 percent from 2015; all five modes increase

WASHINGTON — All five major transportation modes carried more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in November 2016 compared to November 2015, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

December Cass Shipment Index up 3.5% from 2015; ‘a more positive trend,’ Cass reports

December Cass Shipment Index up 3.5% from 2015; ‘a more positive trend,’ Cass reports

ST. LOUIS — December’s Cass Freight Index Shipments Report increased a solid 3.5 percent from the same period last year to 1.074, Cass Information Systems Inc. reported today. While the result was down 1.2 percent from November, Cass analysts called the December index “the beginning of a more positive trend.”

Aljex Software appoints Mark Leffers as vice president of technology

Aljex Software appoints Mark Leffers as vice president of technology

BOULDER, Colo. — Aljex Software has created the position of vice president of technology and appointed Mark Leffers to the role.

Jeff Barna joins Yokohama Tire as COO

Jeff Barna joins Yokohama Tire as COO

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Jeff Barna has joined Yokohama Tire Corp. as chief operating officer.

FTR: ‘Cautious optimism’ for trucking conditions as November TCI rises to 4.58

FTR: ‘Cautious optimism’ for trucking conditions as November TCI rises to 4.58

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — November’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) increased 4.6 percent from October to 4.58, transportation analyst firm FTR Intel reported yesterday.

Missouri Workplace Development honors Averitt for employing veterans

Missouri Workplace Development honors Averitt for employing veterans

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Division of Workplace Development recently recognized Averitt Express for its commitment to hiring military veterans, presenting Averitt with the Flag of Freedom honor as part of its Show-Me Heroes program.

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