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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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November 27, 2011 - Industry News

Used Truck Volumes Slip in October

Reported volumes of used Classes 3-8 truck sales slipped back into negative territory in October, after enjoying a recovery in September. Scarce inventory and sustained demand may be the cause

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November 22, 2011 - Industry News

Below-Trend Recovery Continues, Hindered by Policy Uncertainty

The National Association for Business Economics expects moderate economic growth through 2012, with little likelihood of another recession or an outbreak of inflation

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November 22, 2011 - Industry News

Brokers Paying More Than Shippers in Fewer Lanes in Q3

Trucking companies received the highest rates from freight brokers and intermediaries in 13% of lanes in the third quarter, compared to 24 percent in Q2

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November 22, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Shows Economy is Not Sliding into Recession

October's tonnage reading was just 4.4% below the index's all-time high in January 2005.

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.5% in October after rising a revised 1.5% in September 2011

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November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations Hit Record Levels

Used commercial vehicle registrations for Classes 3-8 in the U.S. during the first three quarters of 2011 reached record levels at 649,900 units, surpassing the previous record for the first nine months of a calendar year by 23.9%

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November 20, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Hits Six-Month High in October: ACT

Class 8 new and net orders rose to six month highs in October, to 29,824 and 28,026 units, respectively

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November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Market Stays Strong through October

TransCore's North American Freight Index climbed 39% last month compared to October 2010. This was the highest same-month volume since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which drove spot-market demand to record levels in 2005

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November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Cass Truckload Index Shows Better Linehaul Rates

Truckload carriers continue to command prices that are well above those from a year ago, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index

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November 11, 2011 - Industry News

ACT: Forecasts for Commercial Vehicles Basically Unchanged

ACT Research says its forecasts for medium- and heavy-duty truck production remain essentially unchanged, forecasting 295,000 Class 8 truck production for 2012

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November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Up 39% Over Last Year

TransCore's Freight Index was up 39% in October compared to the same month in 2010. This measurement of spot market freight volume was the highest for the month of October since 2005, when pent-up demand boosted load volumes to record levels following Hurricane Katrina

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November 9, 2011 - Industry News

BTS: Freight Shipments Rose 0.9% in September from August

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.9% in September from August, reaching the highest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Rises 1.1%

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index rose 1.1% in October after three consecutive months of negative numbers, offsetting the 1% decline in September

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November 9, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Reflects Tighter Capacity, Higher Rates

FTR Associates' Shippers Condition Index fell in September by 0.9 points from the previous month, signaling tightening trucking capacity

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November 6, 2011 - Industry News

Cass October Freight Index Shows Volumes Down, Expenditures Up

Year-over-year growth still consistent, but month-to-month momentum is missing: Cass Freight Index.

The October Cass Freight Index report shows shipment volumes increased by 2% over last October, but decreased by 10% compared to September. Even with the decrease in volume, Cass says rates paid by shippers were up significantly in the same period.

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November 4, 2011 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report: Larger Fleets Ordering Equipment

More fleets are planning purchases of power units and trailers at a larger volume than the same period last year, according to a quarterly fleet survey. The Q4 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index shows a 22% improvement over the same quarter 2010. The index currently stands at 89.2. The lower index for Q4 versus Q1-Q3 is primarily a reflection of fewer fleets planning trailer orders in the next three months

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November 3, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Market Led by Class 3 Vehicle Growth; Diesel Continues to Dominate: Polk

New commercial vehicle registrations (Class 3-8) in the U.S. are set to reach 440,000 units for the 2011 calendar year, an increase of 17.6% over the 2010 calendar year and a 33% uptick from 2009, according to Polk

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November 3, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Rises in September

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the November Trucking Update, spiked 3.1 points in September to a reading of 9.2. While improved, the TCI remains well below its recent peak of 13.3 achieved in March

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November 2, 2011 - Industry News

1 in 5 Smaller Fleets Would Consider Leaving Industry if Tonnage Does Not Increase: TCP National Survey

The recent Third Quarter 2011 Transport Capital Partners (TCP) Business Expectations Survey found that 15% of fleets are considering leaving the industry in the next six months if volumes do not increase

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November 2, 2011 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index Shows Fleets in a Buying Mood

The Q4 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index shows a 22% improvement over 2010. The index currently stands at 89.2

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November 2, 2011 - Industry News

Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders "Up Substantially" for October: FTR

FTR says the Class 8 assembly lines could be humming by the New Year.

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing October Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's increased 17% over September to 27,395 units.

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