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June ATA for-hire tonnage index down 4.3 percent from May

June ATA for-hire tonnage index down 4.3 percent from May

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3 percent in June, following a 6.9 percent gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May.

Landstar million miler Dickie Penrod wins 2017 Western Star in BCO celebration

Landstar million miler Dickie Penrod wins 2017 Western Star in BCO celebration

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System gave away a new rig in the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway powered by Comdata and Western Star.

Central Freight Lines launches elite fleet for owner-operator teams

Central Freight Lines launches elite fleet for owner-operator teams

WACO, Texas — Texas-based Central Freight Lines has announced its newest division for owner-operator teams called the Expedited Elite Fleet.

Volvo celebrates opening of new customer center at Dublin,  Va.

Volvo celebrates opening of new customer center at Dublin, Va.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America last month celebrated the opening of its new Volvo Trucks Customer Center at its New River Valley facility in Dublin, Virginia.

Swift launches Edge proprietary program to develop leaders

Swift launches Edge proprietary program to develop leaders

PHOENIX — In recognition of the company’s 50 years as a full truckload carrier, Swift Transportation Co. has launched Edge, a proprietary leadership development program designed to incubate Swift leaders.

June Class 8 truck sales up 6.5% over May, 2nd consecutive monthly gain

June Class 8 truck sales up 6.5% over May, 2nd consecutive monthly gain

Class 8 truck sales in June were up 6.5 percent over May, the second consecutive month that sales have posted a gain as May’s sales were up 17.5 percent over April.

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