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Spot truckload freight shows strongest April on record despite dip

Spot truckload freight shows strongest April on record despite dip

PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volume had the strongest April on record despite slipping 6.8 percent lower compared to March, a common seasonal trend. Compared to the same month in 2017, freight availability rose 32 percent, according to the DAT North American Freight Index.

U.S. Xpress says it will offer stock to public

U.S. Xpress says it will offer stock to public

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Monday it had begun the process of pursuing an Initial public offering of its Class A common stock by submitting a registration statement on Form S-1 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Retail imports expected to see steady growth during summer

Retail imports expected to see steady growth during summer

WASHINGTON — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow steadily throughout the summer despite the prospect of heavy tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent, trucking adds 4,900 jobs in April.

Unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent, trucking adds 4,900 jobs in April.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy’s resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war.

April preliminary truck orders fall from March but still up over last year

April preliminary truck orders fall from March but still up over last year

Both major commercial vehicle data collection agencies — ACT Research and FTR — say that preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks in North America fell to the mid 30,000 range in April.

Ozark, Whiteline announce new pay packages

Ozark, Whiteline announce new pay packages

Ozark Motor Lines and Whiteline Express have announced new pay packages for drivers.

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