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Regional quarter-over-quarter % change in spending. Source: U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index

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Analysis: Freight Payment Index Offers Helpful Regional Benchmark

If you want to know how your trucking operation is stacking up against other freight shipping businesses, there is a new barometer available, U.S. Bank's Freight Payment Index, and it offers some features that have not been seen before, says business contributing editor Evan Lockridge in his December Hotline column.

TSH & Co. is one of three companies that recently joined Daske. It is a large flatbed hauler, primarily moving steel and industrial materials. Photo:Daseke

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Daseke Adds Three More Flatbed and Specialized Carriers

Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co., The Roadmaster Group, and Moore Freight Service have all joined flatbed and specialized transportation company Daseke, the company announced.

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Spot Truckload Freight Volumes Surge, Rates Remain Strong

Spot truckload freight volumes surged after Thanksgiving, as the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards jumped 64% for the week ending Dec. 2, according to newly release figures.

The 2018 Super Duty F-450 4x2 dual-rear-wheel pickup will be available this winter in XL, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum series offerings. (Photo courtesy of Ford.)

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Ford Upgrades Super Duty for 2018

Ford has made upgrades across the board for its 2018 Super Duty, and now claims best-in-class horsepower, torque, towing, and payload.

David Carson Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

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FCCC Head Carson Named to Lead Western Star Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that David Carson, current president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.

Avery Vise Photo courtesy of FTR

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FTR Appoints Vise as VP in Charge of Trucking Reports

FTR has appointed Avery Vise as its vice president, trucking research, responsible for the content of all trucking oriented reports, publications, and analyses.

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Economic Watch: Manufacturing Still Hearty Despite Small Declines, Construction Jumps

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. remains strong, despite small declines recorded in three reports, while the construction sector posted its biggest gain in nearly half a year.

A Mack Anthem on a western highway. Photo:Mack Trucks

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Mack Eyes Bigger Bite of the West

Mack Trucks has thrown down a gauntlet, declaring it is now “well positioned” with products and services to command a bigger slice of the Class 8 pie in the Western United States.

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Former Mail Hauler Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Fraud Judgement

A Mount Crawford, Va.-based trucking company that hauled United States mail and its holding company have been ordered to pay more than 3 million in owed money and driver pay restitution for a fraud scheme that lasted for 18 years.

Karen Pence (right) poses with Old Dominion driver Preston after taking delivery of the official Christmas trees for the Vice President's residence.

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Old Dominion Delivers Vice President Pence’s Christmas Trees

Old Dominion has delivered the official Christmas trees to the Vice President’s residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C.

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