The Journal of Commerce For-Hire Trucking Employment Index rose to 96.4 in November from 95.7 the previous month, as trucking firms added 8,400 jobs.
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Transportation and warehousing employment spiked in November, as the U.S. economy added 203,000 jobs, dropping the national unemployment rate to 7 percent.
New federal rules that cut into trucking productivity did not push rates up for most shippers in the third quarter, according to a survey by Wolfe Research.
Stronger than expected demand pushed up tonnage and revenue at Old Dominion Freight Line in October and November, raising hopes for a quicker-paced fourth quarter recovery.
YRC Worldwide is turning to Wall Street for help reducing its massive debt as it works to achieve new long-term agreements with its Teamsters and lenders.
Teamster leaders will meet next week to review a contract proposal from YRC Worldwide and decide whether to submit it to the membership for a vote.
Flagship Logistics Group is looking for a few good people to staff its new customer contact center in Indianapolis: veter
Canadian trucking operator Manitoulin Transport continued its acquisition-based expansion, purchasing Smooth Freight of Brandon, Manitoba.
A reorganization designed to reduce freight handling, speed shipments and save YRC Freight millions of dollars did just the opposite this summer. Instead, manpower shortages led to higher costs and...
Shippers are starting to feel a pinch from new truck driver hours of service rules, especially businesses with tight delivery windows and high service expectations.
The rapid growth of e-commerce in China is a facet of the robust domestic consumption fueling demand for modern logistics facilities, according to Jeffrey H. Schwartz of Global Logistics Properties.
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