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Rest areas closing

Jill Dunn | May 17, 2011

Nationwide, rest areas are closing because of flooding or budget shortfalls. On the other hand, one is being converted to truck parking.

Freight index rises in March

| May 11, 2011

For-hire freight transported in March increased 1.9 percent from February to the highest level since July 2008.

Diesel price forecasts decline

| May 11, 2011

On-highway diesel fuel retail prices will average $3.89 a gallon this year and $3.93 in 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy forecast.

Trucking adds 4,500 jobs

| May 06, 2011

Compared to April 2010, the number of jobs in for-hire trucking was up 41,600, or 3.4 percent.

NAFTA surface trade rises in February

| May 03, 2011

Surface transportation trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico rose 11.8 percent.

Manufacturing activity grows for 21st straight month

| May 03, 2011

Manufacturing sector economic activity expanded in April, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

Safety belt usage increases

| May 03, 2011

Data show 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts in 2010.

ATA truck tonnage index up in 1st quarter

| April 26, 2011

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised 2.7 percent in February.

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