Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Minnesota truckers bring Christmas presents to kids through Trucks and Toys

Minnesota truckers bring Christmas presents to kids through Trucks and Toys

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Trucking Association [MTA] has been delivering thousands of dollars’ worth of toys for children annually for more than 20 years, and last weekend they did it again, reported Kelly Snyder, manager of marketing communications at MTA.

Diesel prices take sharp turn upward, rise 6 cents to $2.48

Diesel prices take sharp turn upward, rise 6 cents to $2.48

WASHINGTON — Egged on by the most-costly oil since July 2015, the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel shot up 6 cents to $2.48 for the week ending December 5, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

Koch Logistics of Minneapolis purchases JBS Logistics

Koch Logistics of Minneapolis purchases JBS Logistics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Koch Logistics, an operating division of Stan Koch and Sons Trucking, purchased JBS Logistics and its affiliated companies, Koch reported December 1. The new entity, JBS Logistics and Warehousing Inc., will be managed by one of the previous owners and President of JBS, Alec Gizzi.

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for September falls back into negative territory

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for September falls back into negative territory

Transportation analysts FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) moved back into negative territory, falling three points from August to a -2.4 reading in September, the company reported November 29.

U.S. employers add 178K jobs, for-hire trucking up 1,100 positions

U.S. employers add 178K jobs, for-hire trucking up 1,100 positions

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. And the unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.

75 drivers out of work in Minnesota, company says it can’t pay what they earned

75 drivers out of work in Minnesota, company says it can’t pay what they earned

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Management at longtime LTL carrier Lakeville Motor Express of Roseville, Minnesota, called drivers on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and told them they were out of a job, drivers said. And according to a letter sent from the company to the local union, there is no money to pay the drivers even what they have already earned, said Bill Wedebrand, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 120 in Blaine, Minnesota.

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