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OMG! SaDIP my dataQ

| December 17, 2009

The CSA 2010 webcast assaulted listeners with more acronyms per square inch than is legal under EPA or OSHA regs.

Jobs in transition — in more ways than one

| December 09, 2009

As with the 2001 recession, there’s been much talk of a “jobless recovery.” It peaked with two reports in early November: Productivity increased 9.5 percent in the third quarter, while unemployment rose to 10.2 percent ...

Manufacturing sustains its hot streak in November

| December 01, 2009

Manufacturing monitor ISM issued a good news, bad news report today, but the good outweighs the bad.    The sector expanded in November for the fourth consecutive month, says the Institute for Supply Management. The downside ...

Truck dealers analyze a year’s anemic sales

| November 25, 2009

It still appears to be a buyer’s market for Class 8 trucks, according to a report from the truck dealers’ trade group. It’s been “a year of heavy depreciation for the highway sleeper market,” says ...

How to make the roadway fly by

| November 20, 2009

If you still have any doubt about how dangerous texting while driving is, a new study offers some comparisons. A post from the Poynter Institute, a journalism education group, notes that 26 percent of teens admit ...

Chalk it up as a decent quarter

| October 30, 2009

There was a mixed bag of trucking-related economic reports Friday, though the good seems to outweigh the bad. The American Truck Dealers, citing trade press reports, notes that third-quarter earnings reports from fleets show freight volumes ...

Landstar optimistic in spite of lower earnings

| October 15, 2009

Landstar System Inc., reported its share of lower revenue and income numbers in its third-quarter earnings statement, but the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier also sees a turnaround taking shape. The company earned $20 million from revenue ...

Trucking experts expect very slow rebound

| October 09, 2009

“The economy has bottomed out, but it is going to be slow going in the months ahead.” That was the consensus of speakers at this week’s annual management conference of the American Trucking Associations, in ...

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