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Spot Market Freight Hits 5-Year Peak
posted on 2011-08-30 11:24:49

TransCore announced Sept. 16 its North American Freight Index achieved its highest level for August since 2005.Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009. TransCore expects year-over-year comparisons to be progressively less dramatic in the coming months, as this year’s spot market freight volume will be compared to the improving levels of freight volume seen in the second half of 2009.On a month-over-month basis, load volume was 14 percent lower in Au... Read More

Arizona Reopens More Rest Areas
posted on 2011-08-30 11:15:09

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened four more rest areas along state highways. Rest areas at Bouse Wash (I-10), Hassayampa (US 60), Haviland (I-40) and McGuireville (I-17) are now open. This puts the total number of operational rest areas around Arizona at 14. ADOT reopened five rest areas this summer.Four additional rest areas - Mazatzal (SR 87), Mohawk (I-8), Parks (I-40) and Salt River Canyon (US 60) - will remain closed due to serious repair issues. Those sites continued... Read More

John Manering - Highway Angel
posted on 2011-06-04 22:05:38

John Manering, a driver for Minstar Transport of Eagan, Minn., was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping minimize a victim's pain at the scene of an accident.   On April 28, Manering witnessed an accident at the interchange of I-35 and U.S. Highway 65, southeast of Albert Lea, Minn. He saw a pickup truck improperly pull in front of a dump truck; both vehicles were hauling heavy loads for their size. The dump truck hit the pickup, lost its load of sand and e... Read More

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posted on 2011-06-02 17:14:06

Trucking companies added 2,500 payroll jobs in November, announced the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, in a month where the overall economy 146,000 nonfarm jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in November - the lowest point in four years and down from 7.9 percent in October. The number of payroll jobs at for-hire trucking companies is up 124,200 jobs since its bottoming-out point in March 2010 - a 10.1 percent increase. That number, however, is still 95,000 jobs - 6.5 percent... Read More

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