ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7 percent in August, following a 2.1 percent decline during July.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Bridgette Gerl, Schneider Bulk Division safety and training manager, has been honored by the National Safety Council (NSC) with The Rising Stars of Safety Award.
August Class 8 truck sales for major U.S. manufacturers increased 15.5 percent from July to 16,262, according to a recent report from WardsAuto, but decreased 26.1 percent from the same month last year.
Transportation analyst firm ACT September 13 estimated preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for August 2016 at 15,300 units. In addition, ACT’s freight volume index rose faster than the capacity index in August.
The July Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.6 percent from June to 124.6, an all-time high.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Freight, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and a leading U.S. provider of LTL freight services, has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center.