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December BTS transportation index up 1% from November; third straight monthly increase

December BTS transportation index up 1% from November; third straight monthly increase

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.0 percent in December from November to 124.7, the third consecutive monthly increase, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Averitt Express adds new locations in Hagerstown, Md., Saint Albans, W. Va.

Averitt Express adds new locations in Hagerstown, Md., Saint Albans, W. Va.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Because of its growth of service to and out of the northeast, Averitt Express recently added new locations in Hagerstown, Maryland, and Saint Albans, West Virginia.

Annual intermodal volume declines for first time since 2008; fourth quarter up

Annual intermodal volume declines for first time since 2008; fourth quarter up

CALVERTON, Md. — Intermodal freight volumes for the fourth quarter of 2016 posted a 1 percent gain over the same period last year for a total of 4.35 million shipments, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported yesterday. Volume for the year remained down 2.1 percent from 2015 and represented the first annual decline since 2008.

ACT: Class 8 orders rise to 14-month high in January at 22,200

ACT: Class 8 orders rise to 14-month high in January at 22,200

Preliminary data for January indicated that North American Class 8 net orders hit a 14-month high at 22,200 units in January, rising above both the prevailing order trend and expectations, ACT Research reported today.

U.S. added a healthy 227K jobs in January, trucking employment drops

U.S. added a healthy 227K jobs in January, trucking employment drops

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market.

CarriersEdge provides courses on food-handling, compliance with FSMA

CarriersEdge provides courses on food-handling, compliance with FSMA

MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada — CarriersEdge, providers of online safety and compliance training tools for the North American transportation industry, said the company has developed a training module for preparing drivers to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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