The Dow Jones Transportation Average /zigman2/quotes/210598063/delayed DJT -1.30% rallied 1.2% in afternoon trading, bucking the selloff in the broader stock market, to put the transportation sector tracker on track for a record close. Alaska Air Group Inc.'s stock /zigman2/quotes/203047719/composite FDX +0.27% , which hiked up 2.4%, paced the 19 of 20 Dow transports components that were gaining ground, while Ryder System Inc. shares were second best with a 2.3% gain. Alaska Air said late Tuesday that it expected fourth-quarter capacity to be down about 40% from a year ago, and more than 4,000 employees took extended leaves as the air carrier expects to cut capacity further next year. Among some of the other more-active gainers, shares of American Airlines Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209207041/composite AAL -7.46% climbed 2.2%, Delta Air Lines Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200327741/composite DAL -5.82% tacked on 0.4% and United Airlines Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205037281/composite UAL -7.13% advanced 2.1%. The lone loser was United Parcel Service Inc.'s stock /zigman2/quotes/201245396/composite UPS -0.16% , which slipped 0.6%. The Dow transports' rally comes while the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.15% fell 172 points, or 0.6%, to sit 3.5% below its Feb. 12 record close of 29,551.42.