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Industry’s lukewarm gains, moderate slowdowns could improve by midyear

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The amount of available freight hauled by the trucking industry grew in January, but not by much. That’s the consensus among industry analysts and...

September Transborder Freight Numbers down overall; propped up by increased truck data

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released its September 2019 North American Transborder Freight Numbers, and the data indicates the trucking industry hauled...

Freight Transportation Services Index reaches record high

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WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.4%...

Landstar System reports record gross profit for first quarter

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System reported record first quarter diluted earnings per share of $1.58 in the 2019 first quarter on first quarter revenue...

Volume, productivity up in October, ACT Research index shows

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance rising to 55.6 on a seasonally adjusted basis in...

Trailer orders down in May; June seen as pivotal month

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The two companies that collect, analyze and publish data pertaining to the commercial vehicle market reported what might be called a significant decline in...

Trailer orders hit highest November in history

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for November 2018 net trailer orders is 43,600 units.Final volume will be available later this month.ACT’s methodology...

DAT: Spot rates weaken as weather clouds a sunny forecast

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Just when spot truckload rates and demand seemed ready for an upward swing, they took another hit last week.With weather disruptions...

Unemployment hits 49-year low at 3.7% in September; trucking adds 600 jobs

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence,...

MVT Solutions offers no cost fuel efficiency reports

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — MVT Solutions, a provider of fuel economy testing and design and development services for the trucking industry, Thursday said that...

Tesla without Musk at the wheel? It’s what the SEC now wants

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DETROIT — Tesla without Elon Musk at the wheel? To many of the electric car maker's customers and investors that would be unthinkable. But...

Arkansas-based ArcBest celebrating 90th anniversary

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FORT SMITH, Ark. — ArcBest is celebrating its 95th anniversary this fall.From its roots in less-than-truckload delivery, ArcBest has transformed into a full-scale provider...

ACT Research: Class 8 market on cusp of significant correction

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — The Class 8 market is on the cusp of a significant correction while the medium duty market continues to confound in...
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Trucks moved $56 billion in transborder freight during June, up 44% from May

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WASHINGTON — An Aug. 25 bulletin from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) showed improvement in the North American freight industry in June after...

Freight environment weak but still growing slightly, FTR says

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Although initial Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for the second quarter of 2019 show economic growth at 2.1%, the components of...

Spot rates, volumes stay firm after International Roadcheck

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The number of truck posts on the spot truckload freight market jumped 14% during the week ending June 16, said DAT...

U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: Strong gains in Q4 ahead of anticipated tariff increases...

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MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, a tool designed to assess the current state of the freight industry in the United States,...

Stay Metrics introduces new indicator for trends in early-stage driver turnover

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Stay Metrics, the leading provider of driver retention tools, has released a new indicator for trends in early-stage driver turnover.The...

DAT Freight Index: July Spot Truckload Volume And Rates Return To Earth

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot market freight availability dropped sharply in July, returning to typical seasonal levels after an all-time peak in June, according to...

Schneider honored with New North Workplace Excellence Award

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Excellence at work isn’t only an expectation for Schneider associates.It’s a framework for them to succeed.The [email protected] initiative is designed...