Friday, September 22, 2017
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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.

Shorter workweek leads to 34% fewer posted loads

Shorter workweek leads to 34% fewer posted loads

Spot truckload freight activity fell sharply during the week ending July 8 as the number of posted loads decreased 34 percent and truck posts slipped 19 percent, reported DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Freight TSI up 2.2% from May to April

Freight TSI up 2.2% from May to April

The Freight Transportation Services Index, based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 2.2 percent from May to April, the U.S. DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

SRT drivers to see pay increases, more paid vacation this fall

SRT drivers to see pay increases, more paid vacation this fall

TEXARKANA, Ark. — Drivers at Southern Refrigerated Transport will see pay increases and more paid vacation time annually in the near future, thanks to compensation package increases at the temperature-controlled freight carrier.

Boyd Bros. earmarks 1M shares of common stock for employees

Boyd Bros. earmarks 1M shares of common stock for employees

CLAYTON, Ala. — Company truck drivers and support personnel at Boyd Bros. Transportation will soon benefit from a ground-breaking new stock plan announced by its parent company, Daseke, the largest owner and a leading consolidator of open deck transportation and logistics solutions in North America.

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