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Ryder Launches Flexible, Scalable Leasing and Maintenance Products

Ryder has focused on developing leasing options that give businesses choice and helps to keep them nimble.

Chris Zondlo, SPD safety coordinator (2nd from left), receives a Great West Safety Award from Great West’s Kevin Skow (far left), and the WTA’s Safety Fleet of the Year Award from Jason Berry, Washington State Patrol assistant chief (2nd from right) and Tom Walrath, of T.E. Walrath Trucking and WTA president (far right). Photo: Daseke

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Smokey Point Distributing Honored Again for Safety Efforts

Arlington, Wash.-based Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has been named the Washington Trucking Association’s “Safety Fleet of the Year” in the common carrier (over 5 million miles) category.

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Economic Watch: New GDP Reading Disappoints, Consumer Sentiment Falls

Hopes that the American economy picked up a good head of steam in the second quarter of the year were quickly dashed on Friday following numbers being issued by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Earnings Watch: UPS, YRC, Saia, ArcBest, Universal

The week wrapped up with more fleets reporting their second-quarter earnings. Like many that have already advised, profits for three were lower, while the largest trucking company in the nation and another a few years ago that was on the brink of extinction showed improvements.

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: May 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

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Trucks Move Bigger Slice of NAFTA Freight, Overall Value Keeps Falling

A new Transportation Department report shows trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, in May compared to the year before. But declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.1% decrease in the dollar value of cross-border freight, totaling $89 billion.

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Phillips Industries Taps Tom Begin as Tech Leader

Phillips Industries has appointed Thomas “Tom” Begin to fill the new role of director of innovation and emerging technologies, effective August 1.

J. Howard Cochrane (Family photo)

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Overnite Founder J. Harwood Cochrane Dies

Trucking pioneer J. Harwood Cochrane, who founded LTL carrier Overnite Transportation Co. during the Depression, died at age 103 on July 25 in Richmond, Va.

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Earnings Watch: ODFL, Heartland, P.A.M. See Lower Numbers

Trucking companies in both the less-than-truckload and truckload sectors reported lower second quarter profits on Thursday morning.

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Earnings Watch: Covenant, Knight, Roadrunner See Lower Profits

Phrases such a “challenging freight market” and a freight environment that’s “less attractive” continued to be some of the buzz words Wednesday as another raft of second quarter corporate earnings washed ashore, while one company defied the trend with its net income soaring more than 300%.

A map of the countries that are part of the TIR system. Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

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China Looks to Revive the Silk Road with UN Agreement

China has taken a key step toward developing an international economic corridor for trade with the European Union and the rest of the world with the ratification of the United Nations TIR Convention.

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Used Class 8 Truck Sales Jump 15%

Same-dealer sales volumes of Used Class 8 trucks recovered in June, posting a double digit month-over-month increase following a sharp decline in May.

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