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Transport Topics business coverage focuses on the financial, economic, and commercial aspects of the modern freight business. Looking at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic forces shaping bottom lines, the news in this category includes labor news, jobs reports, tonnage and sales indicators, operations analysis, money and banking, mergers, acquisitions, e-commerce, bankruptcy, insurance issues, and more.

Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge in March

The collapse in heavy-duty U.S. truck sales accelerated in March, dropping nearly 38% from the same month in 2006.

April 23, 2007

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RoadSigns podcast

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Transport Topics
January 3, 2019
Business, Government, Safety

Caterpillar’s Earnings Dip; Revenue Gains

Heavy equipment and diesel engine manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. said Friday that its first-quarter net income dipped 3% to $816 million, from a record $840 million a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 20, 2007
Business

Saia Reports Higher 1Q Profit

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Saia Inc. reported Friday that its first-quarter net income rose to $3 million or 21 cents a share, from $2.4 million or 16 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 20, 2007
Business

U.S. Xpress Takes 1Q Loss

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises said late Thursday that it lost $2.6 million or 17 cents per share in the first quarter, compared with earning $730,000 or 5 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 20, 2007
Business, Logistics

Hub Group’s Earnings Rise

Third-party logistics company and freight broker Hub Group said late Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 25% to $11.4 million or 29 cents a share, from $9.1 million or 22 cents a share a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 20, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Swift’s First-Quarter Earnings Tumble

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Swift Transportation Co.’s first-quarter profit fell 74% because of a pending buyout, bad weather, higher fuel costs and lower demand.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2007
Business

Heartland’s 1Q Income Rises

Truckload carrier Heartland Express said Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 14% to $22.6 million or 23 cents a share, from $19.7 million or 20 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2007
Business, Government

Philadelphia Factory Index Unchanged

Manufacturing levels in the Philadelphia were flat in April from last month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Landstar’s Quarterly Income Declines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its first-quarter net income fell to $21.6 million or 38 cents a share, from $24.4 million or 41 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Knight’s 1Q Income, Revenue Gain

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation said its first-quarter profit rose 5% to $16.6 million or 19 cents a share, from $15.8 million or 18 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2007

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