Surface transportation trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico rose 19.5 percent.
Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.9 percent in January from a revised December.
Trade with North American Free Trade Agreement countries Canada and Mexico fell 2.2 percent in December from November.
In 2010, the Freight TSI increased 0.4 percent.
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico rose 15.5 percent in November over November 2009.
A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported the Freight TSI has increased in 14 of the last 18 months.
CSA rankings, a weight pilot program, use of heavier trucks and a new hours rule proposal are among the industry news items featured.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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