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PALM BEACH, Fla. — A leading consultant and top executives at three fleets outlined the state of the trucking industry and overall economy to trailer dealers and suppliers during a meeting here, with discussion focused on changing conditions and persistent concerns about softening demand.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. saw net income rise for the period ended Sept. 30, but the Lowell, Ark.-based carrier missed Wall Street earnings expectations.

WASHINGTON — The advancements in artificial intelligence will require a national strategy that ensures workers are able to adapt to sweeping changes, two members of Congress active in this national debate said Oct. 16.

The White House and House Democrats are increasingly upbeat that the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement can be amended and approved in Congress, despite the rancorous impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee.

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Randy Guillot is the new American Trucking Associations (ATA) chairman.

NEW ORLEANS — Business was going quite well for family-owned Triple G Express Inc. during the summer of 2005, as the city best known for its 24-hour nightlife, vibrant live music scene and spicy Cajun cuisine also served as a great base of operations for the intermodal motor carrier and its decades-old less-than-truckload affiliate, Southeastern Motor Freight Inc.

Complete coverage of American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition from the San Diego Convention Center, Oct. 5-9, 2019.

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BRUSSELS — Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal Oct. 17. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now faces the Herculean task of selling the accord to his recalcitrant Parliament.

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Economic Slowdown Drags Union Pacific Q3 Profit Down 2%

OMAHA, Neb. — The slowing economy and ongoing trade disputes are dragging railroad profits down in the second half of the year.

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