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U.S. trailer backlog continues to slide

U.S. trailer backlog continues to slide

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The U.S. trailer backlog continued to slide in September with a decline of 1 percent month-over-month and just above 1 percent year-over-year.

Boyd Bros. initiates $14,000 sign-on bonus for experienced flatbed drivers

Boyd Bros. initiates $14,000 sign-on bonus for experienced flatbed drivers

CLAYTON, Ala. — Boyd Bros. Transportation has made history by announcing an industry-high $14,000 sign-on bonus for experienced flatbed CDL-A holders who join the carrier as company drivers before year-end.

U.S.-NAFTA freight totals $97.4B, shows 4.6% increase over August 2016

U.S.-NAFTA freight totals $97.4B, shows 4.6% increase over August 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $97.4 billion as all five major transportation modes carried more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in August 2017 compared to August 2016, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls 0.9% in September but tonnage still at ‘high levels’

ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls 0.9% in September but tonnage still at ‘high levels’

ARLINGTON, Va. — While not as strong as gains made in August, tonnage numbers remain high for September, the American Trucking Associations reported today.

On-highway price of gallon of diesel increases a penny

On-highway price of gallon of diesel increases a penny

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway cost of a gallon of diesel increased by a penny to $2.797 for the week ending October 23, according to the Energy Information Agency of the Department of Energy.

For second year in a row, ATRI survey shows driver wages surpass fuel costs

For second year in a row, ATRI survey shows driver wages surpass fuel costs

On October 18, The American Transportation Research Institute released its annual “Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking” report. And for the second year in a row, the study found that drivers’ wages, not fuel, was the single largest expense incurred by carriers.

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