BLOOMINGTON, Ind., and COLUMBUS, Ind. — The nation’s two leading transportation data, marketing analysis and forecasting firms mirrored one another on trailer orders for the month of October.
Class 8 truck sales in the United States in October increased 1.5 percent over September, but the bigger news is that October 2017 sales bested October 2016 sales by 31.6 percent.
MONROEVILLE, Ala. — Hornady, a Daseke company, is increasing per-mile pay for both current and new-hire drivers and increasing other incentives to further enhance what is already one of the industry’s top compensation and benefits packages, according to a company news release.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Bulldog Hiway Express, a Daseke company, has initiated a new driver-compensation program, “Salary Plus,” which includes a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,000 a week in its flatbed division.
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, reached an all-time monthly high in September, 0.2 percent higher than the previous highest level reached one month earlier in August, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).
WASHINGTON — Influenced by an increase in fuel taxes in California, the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased 6.3 cents to $2.882 for the week ending November 6, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.