Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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2009 U.S. rail traffic falls to lowest level in 21 years

2009 U.S. rail traffic falls to lowest level in 21 years

WASHINGTON — The Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday that 2009 saw total carload traffic on U.S. railroads at its lowest levels since at least 1988, when the AAR’s data series began.

Analyst upgrades Werner, says trucking is improving

Analyst upgrades Werner, says trucking is improving

NEW YORK — A Deutsche Bank analyst upgraded Werner Enterprises Inc., saying the trucking sector is improving and the company will be able to increase its rates.

Landstar launches new customer-focused Web site

Landstar launches new customer-focused Web site

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System Inc. reports the company has launched its redesigned Web site at www.landstar.com.

White House credits stimulus with up to 2 million jobs

White House credits stimulus with up to 2 million jobs

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is trumpeting a new White House estimate that his top economist calls “stunning”: His stimulus plan has already created or saved up to 2 million jobs.

ArvinMeritor demo’s for Transportation Secretary LaHood

ArvinMeritor demo’s for Transportation Secretary LaHood

TROY, Mich. — ArvinMeritor, Inc. today hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to showcase the company's advanced technologies for Class 8 commercial vehicles. Highlighted technologies included the dual-mode hybrid Class 8 drivetrain and stability control and collision safety systems, offered by the company's Meritor WABCO joint venture.

November trade deficit increases to $36.4 billion

November trade deficit increases to $36.4 billion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit jumped to the highest level in 10 months as an improving U.S. economy pushed up demand for imports. However, exports rose as well, boosted by a weaker dollar, supporting the view that American manufacturers will be helped by a rebounding global economy.

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