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Werner completes 10-acre expansion at Laredo, Texas, terminal

Werner completes 10-acre expansion at Laredo, Texas, terminal

OMAHA, Neb. — Werner Enterprises, a transportation and logistics provider, has completed a 10-acre expansion project at its terminal in Laredo, Texas, increasing efficiency and driver satisfaction at the facility.

BTS freight index rises 1 percent in October; truck, rail loads are catalyst

BTS freight index rises 1 percent in October; truck, rail loads are catalyst

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1 percent in October from September, rising after two months of decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).

November Class 8 truck sales 2.4% higher than prior month but lag far behind '15 numbers

November Class 8 truck sales 2.4% higher than prior month but lag far behind '15 numbers

November Class 8 truck sales were 2.4 percent higher than the previous month, but year-to-date sales lag far, far behind 2015, which post the biggest sales total since 2006.

ATA: Despite lower turnover, finding well-qualified drivers still problematic

ATA: Despite lower turnover, finding well-qualified drivers still problematic

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations Friday said the turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81 percent, the third decline in 2016, in the third quarter – the lowest point since the second quarter of 2011 when the rate was 79 percent.

ACT: November orders bounce back from October to 19,500

ACT: November orders bounce back from October to 19,500

COLUMBUS, Ind. — November Class 8 net orders totaled 19,500 units, according to a December 5 report from transportation analyst firm ACT Transport.

TMAF leaders summarize 2016 accomplishments in conference call

TMAF leaders summarize 2016 accomplishments in conference call

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the trucking industry’s effort at education and image, today held a telephone press conference to discuss TMAF’s latest results for 2016. “It’s hard to believe that we’re in year three, when many people thought we’d never get this off the ground,” said Kevin Burch, co-chairman of TMAF, president of Jet Express Inc. and chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

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