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July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Index Rises

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.9 percent in May from its April level, the largest monthly increase since January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Employment Trends Index Still on Downward Heading

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index fell again in June, continuing a decline that began in July 2007 and suggesting more job losses in the coming months

Tags: Economy

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Trade Hits Monthly Record

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.3 percent higher in April 2008 than in April 2007, reaching $74.3 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.5 Percent in May

The American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased on a month-to-month basis for the first time since January of this year, edging 0.5 percent higher in May

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

DOT's Freight Transportation Index Unchanged in April

The Freight Transportation Services Index was unchanged in April from its March level following the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

Tags: Economy

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Allison Automatics Claim Optimum Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission, Inc. has announced that recent test results show fully automatic Allison transmissions, along with a vehicle spec that is appropriate for the particular duty cycle, can provide superior fuel efficiency and optimum fuel economy.

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Up Slightly From Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 1.5 percent higher in March 2008 than in March 2007, reaching $70.8 billion,

Tags: Economy

May 28, 2008 - Industry News

Oliver Rubber Company Announces Price Increase

Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C. will increase prices for its retread rubber products by 5 percent effective June 1

Tags: Economy

May 22, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage index fell 1.1 percent in April; March Figures Revised Upward

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in April 2008. March's tonnage reading, meanwhile, fell 1.7 percent instead of the previously reported 3.2 percent drop

Tags: Economy

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Monthly Commodity Surcharge

ArvinMeritor reported that it plans to initiate a new commodity surcharge starting June 1 in an attempt to offset surging steel and energy prices

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Mergers & Acquisitions Expected to Drop

Both deal volume and value in the transportation and logistics industry declined during the first quarter of 2008, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers, and global deal activity is not on track to match the levels seen in 2007

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Falls in March

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in March from its February level, the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Raises Prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced price increases in the United States of up to 5 percen

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Firestone Increases Air Spring Prices

Firestone Industrial Products Company has increased prices between 3 percent and 7 percent on air springs for the light duty and heavy duty markets.

Tags: Economy

May 4, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rises 16.3 Percent

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 16.3 percent higher in February 2008 than in February 2007

Tags: Economy

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Testifies Before Congress

An American Trucking Associations representative recently testified before Congress that releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves would help stabilize petroleum markets, reduce global demand for crude oil and ultimately lower fuel prices

Tags: Economy

April 29, 2008 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Hits 5-Year Low

A key measure of consumer confidence fell again in April, to a five-year low, leading the director of the Conference Board Consumer Research Center to note that "the glass remains half empty.

Tags: Economy

April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Housing Market Still on Decline

The slump in the housing market, which has created problems not only for trucking companies hauling construction materials but for those in many other areas as well, is not yet showing signs of recovery

Tags: Economy

April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Falls - Largest Drop Since August 2006

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3.3 percent in March 2008, after remaining unchanged in February -- the largest month-to-month contraction since August 2006

Tags: Economy

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

Webb Responds to Increased Costs

Webb Wheel Products announced that it will take immediate actions to mitigate the risks associated with skyrocketing global metals prices.

Tags: Economy

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Analyst: Bad News, Good News for Trucker Profitability, Class 8 Demand

Fuel prices continue to put pressure on the economy and on trucking companies, but exports of heavy trucks are helping to remove excess capacity, said Kenny Vieth, partner, A.C.T. Research Inc., Tuesday in a Bear Stearns conference call

Tags: Economy

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Fed's Freight Index Unchanged in February

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was unchanged in February from January, following a 2.4 percent monthly increase in January

Tags: Economy

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Fewer Small Transportation Companies to Expand

Fewer small transportation companies are considering expansion, instead planning to focus on meeting customer needs and improving employee productivity, according to the results of the latest Small Business Research Board poll

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade up in January from Previous Year, Month

Trade using surface transportation between the United States, Canada and Mexico was 7.4 percent higher in January 2008 than in January 2007

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

Financing Company Reports on Economy, Trucking Outlook

FCC Equipment Financing, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Financial Services, predicts that the U.S. economy will grow only about 1.5 percent this year, and freight will be flat or even down slightly for 2008

Tags: Economy

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