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National spot market rates rise in March

National spot market rates rise in March

National spot market rates rebounded the first week of March following a slow February, DAT Solutions reported March 9. Load posts rose 12 percent from the previous week, contributing to higher demand for vans, reefers and flatbeds, a company news release said.

U.S. economy grew at better 1 percent rate in fourth quarter

U.S. economy grew at better 1 percent rate in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy's slowdown in the final three months of 2015 wasn't quite as bad as initially thought.

ATA: Freight deceleration continues to weigh on tonnage; 1.4% fall in January

ATA: Freight deceleration continues to weigh on tonnage; 1.4% fall in January

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.4 percent in January, following no change during December.

Cass: January shows typical seasonal freight decline

Cass: January shows typical seasonal freight decline

ST. LOUIS — The number of freight shipments and the dollars spent on freight have been in a typical seasonal decline since September 2015, Cass Information Systems has reported.

UPS expands agreement with Clean Energy Fuels

UPS expands agreement with Clean Energy Fuels

ATLANTA — UPS Thursday said it had expanded its agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to use up to 500,000 gallon equivalents of renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) annually in Texas.

U.S. retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

U.S. retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.

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