Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Head of Daimler Trucks & Buses division leaves board of management

Head of Daimler Trucks & Buses division leaves board of management

STUTTGART, Germany – Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard has stepped down from the Board of Management of Daimler AG.

Class 8 sales at 10,944 worst January since 2011

Class 8 sales at 10,944 worst January since 2011

Class 8 truck sales in the United States in January fell to 10,944, the worst January since 2011, when 9,236 units were sold.

VA accredits U.S. Xpress GI apprenticeship program

VA accredits U.S. Xpress GI apprenticeship program

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises said this week that the Veterans Administration has officially accredited the trucking company as part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program.

December BTS transportation index up 1% from November; third straight monthly increase

December BTS transportation index up 1% from November; third straight monthly increase

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.0 percent in December from November to 124.7, the third consecutive monthly increase, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Averitt Express adds new locations in Hagerstown, Md., Saint Albans, W. Va.

Averitt Express adds new locations in Hagerstown, Md., Saint Albans, W. Va.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Because of its growth of service to and out of the northeast, Averitt Express recently added new locations in Hagerstown, Maryland, and Saint Albans, West Virginia.

Annual intermodal volume declines for first time since 2008; fourth quarter up

Annual intermodal volume declines for first time since 2008; fourth quarter up

CALVERTON, Md. — Intermodal freight volumes for the fourth quarter of 2016 posted a 1 percent gain over the same period last year for a total of 4.35 million shipments, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported yesterday. Volume for the year remained down 2.1 percent from 2015 and represented the first annual decline since 2008.

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