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.
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.
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.
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.
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.