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January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Ceridian-UCLA Trucking Index Points to Healthy First of 2012 for Trucking

The fuel-purchase-based Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), rose 0.2% in December after a 0.1% increase in November and a 1.1% increase in October

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January 11, 2012 - Industry News

ACT: Class 8 Demand Remains Strong Despite Lackluster Economic Forecasts

ACT Research expects the pace of U.S. economic activity to operate at a rate of around 2% in 2012, according to the January issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, published by ACT

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January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Up 0.1% from October to November

From October to November, the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1% following a one month decrease, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

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January 11, 2012 - Industry News

November Shippers Conditions Index Favors Truckers

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for November dropped 2.5 points from the previous month to a reading of -6.1 reflecting the seasonal tightening of shipping capacity

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January 10, 2012 - Industry News

TCP: Carriers Resist Adding Capacity on Poor ROI

Carrier won't be making significant equipment investments until they see the rate increases needed to recoup that investment, says TCP. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Transport Capital Partners (TCP) 4th Quarter 2011 Business Expectations Survey finds 73 percent of responding carriers will not be adding any significant capacity until rates improve, providing a better return on their investment

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January 8, 2012 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Rate Increases Hold Despite Lack of Imminent Capacity Threat

Motor carriers and railroads were successful in passing along rate increases in 2011. For the most part, the rate hikes stuck, but carriers didn't gain any ground, they just kept pace with increasing costs

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January 5, 2012 - Industry News

December's Class 8 Orders Higher Than Expected

Net orders for Class 8 trucks rose slightly in December. (Photo by Jim Park)

December saw a slight rise in the number of net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America

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January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Manufacturing Ends Year on a Strong Note

Manufacturing grew in December at its fastest pace in six months, showing growth for the 29th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management,

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January 3, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Ticks Upward

The environment for truckers remains modestly favorable with decent growth, capacity and pricing conditions as we enter 2012 -- but a severe capacity shortage that could significantly affect rates is less likely, thanks to a delay in new driver regulations, according to transportation forecasting firm FTR

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January 2, 2012 - Industry News

California Gasoline Consumption Down 2.0% in Q3, Diesel Up 6.6%

In California, gasoline consumption decreased 2.0 percent in the third quarter and declined 2.1 percent in September. Diesel fuel consumption increased 6.6 percent in the third quarter and rose 7.0 percent in September compared to last year

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January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Industry Expects Strong Start to 2012

A late-year surge in trailer orders kick starts 2012.

Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board

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December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Trailer Industry Expects Strong Start to 2012

Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board

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December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Used Truck Volumes Continue Slide in November

Older units with more miles may require more refurbishing work, and so will talke longer to make it to market. Photo by Jim Park.

Reported volumes of used Classe 3-8 truck sales continued their slide into negative territory in November

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December 21, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Edged 0.3% Higher in November

Truck tonnage rose 0.3% in November after rising a revised 0.4% in October, according to the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index

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December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Remains Favorable Despite Dip in November Orders

After rising to their third highest net order volume of the year in October, Class 8 orders fell below trend in November, falling to their second lowest volume in 2011

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December 15, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Freight Index Up 36%

TransCore's North American Freight Index climbed 36% last month compared to November 2010, making it the consecutive month with the highest same-month volume since 2005

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December 14, 2011 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Increased 0.1% in November

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, issued on Tuesday by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Ceridian Corporation rose 0.1% in November following a 1.1% increase in October

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December 12, 2011 - Industry News

ACT Predicting 252K Class 8 Build for 2011

ACT Research still is predicting 2011 North American Class 8 truck build to wind up at around 252,000, despite some recent good economic news

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December 8, 2011 - Industry News

FTR: Recovery 'Normal,' Trucking Even Better

Early signs of a modest housing recovery are one reason for trucking optimism, says FTR's Perry.

This slow economic recovery is not as unusual as many people think, and trucking continues to outperform it, said trucking economy expert Noel Perry Thursday - and there are signs it will continue to do so, including signs we may be nearing the end of the housing slump

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December 7, 2011 - Industry News

New TCP National Survey: Carrier View 2012 showing Opportunities for Volumes and Rates

The Transport Capital Partners 4th Quarter 2011 Business Expectations Survey found carriers optimistic for the year ahead with 61% of carriers expecting volumes to increase in 2012, and only 7% expecting volumes to decrease

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December 6, 2011 - Industry News

November Commercial Vehicle Net Orders Weaker than Expected

North America Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for November surprised on the downside, coming in well below October actuals

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December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders Decline in November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing November 2011 Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's declined 27% from October to 20,400 units

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December 1, 2011 - Industry News

CKCVR Annual Fleet Study Shows Solid Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2012

CK Commercial Vehicle Research surveyed 64 representative small, medium and large for-hire as well as private and government fleets for its 2011 annual fleet study

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November 29, 2011 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Continues Year-to-Year Gains

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 13.8 percent higher in September 2011 than in September 2010, totaling $77.7 billion.

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November 27, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Orders at Highest Levels in 5 months

New and net trailer orders in October rose to their highest levels since April and May at 19,408 units and 17,384 units, respectively

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