WESTBURY, N.Y. — Repossessions and liquidations of trucking equipment in the fourth quarter of 2009 declined significantly as compared to similar figures from 2008, according to Nassau Asset Management’s NasTrac Quarterly Index.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sales of McLeod Software products Including LoadMaster, PowerBroker and DocumentPower Enterprise, reached the highest annual total in its 25-year history during 2009, the company reports.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Freight availability in February more than tripled on the North American spot market, compared to February 2009, with a 215 percent increase according to the TransCore Freight Index. This marked the fifth consecutive month of improvement on a year-over-year basis and indicated unusually strong seasonal volume, according to TransCore.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — One hears of efforts to help truckers better manage their day-to-operations profitably, but not so much about helping them with other financial matters such as college savings plans for their children or opening an IRA.
WASHINGTON — Industrial production edged up 0.1 percent in February, beating expectations and marking the eighth straight monthly increase. But the key manufacturing sector produced less —for months a rare bright spot — produced less, muting hopes for a speedy recovery.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wabash National Corp. has hired 100 temporary associates with plans to hire 90 more during the quarter, the semi trailer builder said.