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Epes Transport System celebrates 85th anniversary

Epes Transport System celebrates 85th anniversary

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Epes Transport System recently celebrated its 85th anniversary.

Averitt enhances tuition reimbursement package

Averitt enhances tuition reimbursement package

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — As part of its continuing efforts to support up-and-coming professional drivers, Averitt Express recently enhanced its tuition reimbursement package for those who choose to begin their career with Averitt.

Linehaul Index down eight straight months, Intermodal Price Index up first time since December 2014

Linehaul Index down eight straight months, Intermodal Price Index up first time since December 2014

Cass Information Systems Inc. reported November 23 that their October Truckload Linehaul Index decreased 1.4 percent from the same period last year to just under 126, making eight consecutive declines. Driver pay increases, fleet growth, reduction in carrier bankruptcies and “an easing of the 34-hour restart rule” contributed to the continued declines, analysts at Avondale Partners said.

October used heavy truck sales up 7% for month and year, ACT reports

October used heavy truck sales up 7% for month and year, ACT reports

October used Class 8 truck sales increased 7 percent from the previous month, transportation analyst firm ACT Research reported November 22, making up a large chunk of an 11 percent decrease in September.

Bottom of tonnage cycle nears with 0.3% decrease in October, Costello says

Bottom of tonnage cycle nears with 0.3% decrease in October, Costello says

October’s American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3 percent in October to 131.6, following a revised 6.3 percent drop during September, ATA reported today.

FTR’s September Trucking Conditions Index reflects modest market tightening

FTR’s September Trucking Conditions Index reflects modest market tightening

Transportation analyst firm FTRs Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) posted a reading of 5.47, a small drop from August, FTR reported today.

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