Monday, May 29, 2017
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U.S. stocks up, jobs added, price of oil steadies

U.S. stocks up, jobs added, price of oil steadies

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are rising Friday after the government said hiring bounced back in April. That suggests the economy should start growing faster in the next few months after a sluggish start to the year.

Swift Transportation initiates new digital-oriented campaign to reach new drivers

Swift Transportation initiates new digital-oriented campaign to reach new drivers

PHOENIX — The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics says the demand for truck drivers will double over the next decade — from 1.44 million on the road in 2014 to 2.76 million in 2022.

Preliminary Class 8 orders for April at 23,600 units, a 4% increase over March

Preliminary Class 8 orders for April at 23,600 units, a 4% increase over March

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR said Wednesday preliminary Class 8 net orders for April were 23,600 units, maintaining a steady track that started seven months ago.

Celadon says it will ‘refocus’ on core trucking operations

Celadon says it will ‘refocus’ on core trucking operations

Celadon spokesmen Wednesday in a conference call for shareholders discussed the “significant” management changes it announced Monday, and the company’s efforts to “refocus” on its core trucking operations.

Daseke Inc. adds The Schilli Companies, Big Freight Systems, to its stable

Daseke Inc. adds The Schilli Companies, Big Freight Systems, to its stable

ADDISON, Texas — Daseke Inc., the largest owner and a leading consolidator of open-deck specialized transportation solutions in North America, welcomes two leading open deck specialized transportation companies — The Schilli Companies, headquartered in Indiana, and Canada-based Big Freight Systems Inc., headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Average price of gallon of diesel declines 1.2 cents

Average price of gallon of diesel declines 1.2 cents

WASHINGTON — On a day when President Donald J. Trump said he would be willing to increase the tax on gas and diesel to help fund his trillion dollar infrastructure program, the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel dropped for the first time in four weeks.

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