Friday, January 19, 2018
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Employers add 160K jobs in April; long-distance TL, LTL decline

Employers add 160K jobs in April; long-distance TL, LTL decline

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months after a streak of robust monthly gains.

Volvo Group, NCU extend Academic Preferred Partner Agreement

Volvo Group, NCU extend Academic Preferred Partner Agreement

Volvo Group North America and North Carolina State University (NC State) recently signed a three-year Academic Preferred Talent Partner agreement, extending a mutually beneficial partnership that offers students multiple experience- and career-building opportunities, while improving the prospective talent pool for the Volvo Group.

XPO nets top honors in 8 categories in ‘Loyalty Report’

XPO nets top honors in 8 categories in ‘Loyalty Report’

GREENWICH, Conn. — XPO Logistics, the second largest less-than-truckload carrier in North America, has been awarded top honors in eight categories in the 2015 Mastio LTL Carrier Customer Value and Loyalty Report.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls 4.5% in March

ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls 4.5% in March

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 4.5 percent in March, following a 7.2 percent surge during February. In March, the index equaled 137.6 (2000=100), down from 144 in February. February’s level is an all-time high.

February Freight Transportation Services Index falls 0.7 percent after two months of growth

February Freight Transportation Services Index falls 0.7 percent after two months of growth

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.7 percent in February from January after two months of growth, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

WardsAuto: March Class 8 sales off 2.9 percent from last year

WardsAuto: March Class 8 sales off 2.9 percent from last year

March Class 8 truck sales fell 2.9 percent from the same period last year to 20,034, WardsAuto reported today. Year-to-date, sales dropped 7.1 percent to 51,859.

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