Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Obama plan would expand some small-business loans

Obama plan would expand some small-business loans

WASHINGTON — In an effort to create more jobs, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to temporarily expand two lending programs for the owners of small businesses, an administration official said Friday.

YRC Worldwide reports $95.4M operating loss in 4Q

YRC Worldwide reports $95.4M operating loss in 4Q

NEW YORK — YRC Worldwide, one of the country’s largest trucking companies, said Friday the weak economy and internal financial struggles gave it an operating loss in the fourth-quarter

Con-way Inc. loss narrows, sales flat

Con-way Inc. loss narrows, sales flat

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Trucking operator Con-way Inc. said Thursday it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss from a year ago, when it took huge write-downs, and sales were flat.

Unemployment drops, truck transporation gains 2,500 jobs

Unemployment drops, truck transporation gains 2,500 jobs

WASHINGTON — The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent as more people said they had jobs.

Report: fleets not inclined to buy equipment in first quarter

Report: fleets not inclined to buy equipment in first quarter

COLUMBUS, Ohio —OEMs relying on a turnaround in the trucking industry to boost equipment sales will have to wait a little longer, says a recent survey. The Q1 2010 FSR Equipment Buying Index fell 21 percent from Q4 2009 to a reading of 54.5, reports CK Commercial Vehicle Research.

Great Dane buys Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Great Dane buys Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies

CHICAGO, SAVANNAH, Ga. and RICE LAKE, Wis. — Great Dane Trailers today has acquired Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, a manufacturer of insulated fiberglass refrigerated truck bodies and all-electric refrigeration solutions, the companies said Wednesday. The acquisition is designed to be a “synergistic move” for both companies.

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