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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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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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