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FTR's Trucking Conditions Index up 4-plus points for April

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index up 4-plus points for April

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for April bounced back to a reading of 7.03, up more than four points from March.

Preventing cyber attacks, redefining jobs in light of autonomous technology, WFBCON topics

Preventing cyber attacks, redefining jobs in light of autonomous technology, WFBCON topics

RIVERSIDE, Mo. — More than 125 representatives from truckload carriers, schools, and trucking-affiliated groups attended the Truckload Carriers Association’s second annual WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON) held in conjunction with TCA’s 8th Annual Open Deck Division meeting and the 23rd Annual Independent Contractor Division meeting here June 12-14.

Freight TSI falls 0.6% in April; 2nd straight month of downturns

Freight TSI falls 0.6% in April; 2nd straight month of downturns

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, decreased 0.6 percent in April from March, falling for the second consecutive month after reaching an all-time high in February, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).

Swift promotes Scott Barker to VP, driver engagement

Swift promotes Scott Barker to VP, driver engagement

PHOENIX — Swift Transportation Co. promoted Scott Barker to vice president of driver engagement.

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for March heads into negative territory

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for March heads into negative territory

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for March, as detailed in the May issue of the Shippers Update, has a reading of minus 1.7, putting it in marginally negative territory. Currently, softer freight conditions and a view of adequate capacity over the past 18 months have slowed the expected decline in this index, said Jonathan Starks, chief operating officer.

Georgia Ports experience record month for container volume

Georgia Ports experience record month for container volume

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Larger vessels and additional container services calling at Georgia's ports coupled with a positive economic forecast ushered in an all-time record month for container volume.

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