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State Announces Second Reverse Trade Mission
Sept. 7-10

"Bringing the World to Nebraska" is the mission of the State’s Second Reverse Trade Mission (RTM), slated for Sept. 7 through Sept. 10 in conjunction with the annual Nebraska Diplomats Passport to Nebraska Weekend.

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Nebraska Ranks #2 in U.S. Long Haul Freight Activity

Companies wanting to locate in high traffic hubs will find the U.S. second highest rate of long haul freight activity in the State of Nebraska.

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ATA Releases Latest Edition of American Trucking Trends

American Trucking Association has released the latest edition of its annual statistical compendium.

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Nebraska Ranks in the Top

Nebraska is the 2nd Healthiest State for Stress, according to the Associated Press' (AP) Economic Stress Index.

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Talent & Innovation Initiative Bills Signed

The Nebraska Legislature passed and Gov. Dave Heineman signed the final measures of a four-part legislative package into law, the Talent and Innovation Initiative, which is aimed at advancing business innovation and strengthening workforce recruitment efforts in Nebraska.

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ATA Releases Latest Edition of American Trucking Trends

American Trucking Associations has released the latest edition of its annual statistical compendium, American Trucking Trends 2011, for sale through its commercial arm, ATA Business Solutions.

“For over 60 years, Trends has provided a profile of the dynamics shaping the trucking industry,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “It is the singularly most important guide to trucking facts and figures and also serves as a vital source of information on major trucking and transportation issues.”

Among the facts contained in this year’s edition of Trends:

  • The trucking industry employs nearly 7 million people – including more than 3 million drivers, 164,000 of whom are women.
  • Texas has the greatest number of people employed in the trucking industry, but on a percentage basis Nebraska ranks first.
  • Trucks consumed 33.9 billion gallons of diesel fuel in 2010.
  • Class 8 trucks traveled more than 108 billion miles.
  • Commercial trucks of all classes paid $34.3 billion in federal and state highway-user taxes.

 

 “Trends gives us a snapshot of important information that decision makers and policy makers need to guide them,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “The data collected here is just as important in the board room as it is in the hearing room.”