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Category: Management

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

| June 21, 2017

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline during April. Compared with May 2016, the SA index increased 4.8%, which was the largest year-over-year gain since November. In April, the index contracted 0.8% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same five months […]

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Make Safety a Priority This June

Make Safety a Priority This June

| June 20, 2017

By: Pete Dannecker Every June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month as a way to educate, influence and encourage safety across the United States. According to the NSC, many of the mishaps and injuries are preventable, especially if organizations commit to raising safety precaution awareness. Companies that implement safety measures are building […]

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Pricing for Trucking Shows Stability

Pricing for Trucking Shows Stability

| June 20, 2017

According to Donald Broughton with Broughton Capital, pricing for trucking is showing further stability. May’s Cass Truckload Linehaul Index increased 1.1% YoY to 122.7, a continuation of last month’s YoY pricing growth (recall that April’s +1.3% YoY marked the end of 13 consecutive months of pricing contraction). May’s pricing, while promising, declined 1.5% sequentially versus […]

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PennDOT Awards Jacobs Multi-Million Dollar Active Traffic Management Project

PennDOT Awards Jacobs Multi-Million Dollar Active Traffic Management Project

| June 14, 2017

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) was awarded a ten-year, multi-million dollar contract from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to design a long-range, comprehensive, multi-modal transportation management solution to improve travel along the Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) Corridor in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Jacobs will provide systems engineering and alternatives analysis, preliminary engineering, final design, right-of-way […]

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Independent Trucker Group, Rebuffed by U.S. Supreme Court, Continues to Battle

Independent Trucker Group, Rebuffed by U.S. Supreme Court, Continues to Battle

| June 13, 2017

An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court by a national association of small-business truckers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), will not be reviewed. The group contends that a “mandate to electronically track commercial truck drivers was never about safety and that the government was never able to demonstrate how such a mandate would improve […]

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Amazon Plans New Fulfillment Center Planned in Thornton, Colorado

Amazon Plans New Fulfillment Center Planned in Thornton, Colorado

| June 13, 2017

Amazon.com has announced plans to open its second Colorado fulfillment center in Thornton, which will be the first Amazon Robotics facility in Colorado. The company anticipates it will create more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles at this facility. Amazon employees will work alongside innovative technologies at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center picking, packing, and […]

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