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December 26, 2008 - Industry News

Tonnage Tonnage Shows Month-to-Month Improvement, But Freight Outlook Still Bleak

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in November, marking the first month-to-month improvement since June 2008 -- but in real numbers, freight volumes remain weak

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December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Analyst: Lower Oil Prices Should Help Economy Recover

Lower oil prices and an expected government stimulus package should help the economy start growing again during the second half of the year, and that may be a signal for some pent-up truck buying demand to kick in.

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December 11, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Up Slightly in October

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1 percent in October from its September level, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, reported the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Economic Bureau Says U.S. Has Been in Recession for a Year

Dismissing the notion that a recession equals two quarters of declining GDP, a prominent group of economists announced that by their reckoning, the U.S. has been in a recession for nearly a year

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November 24, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Drops 3 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 3 percent in October, marking the fourth consecutive month-to-month drop

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November 13, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Index in Negative Territory

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 2.5 percent in September from its August level, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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November 10, 2008 - Industry News

Automotive and Heavy Duty Suppliers Seek Economic Relief from Government

As the Big Three automakers continue to lobby Washington, D.C., for a government bailout, automotive and heavy-duty parts and components suppliers reminded the government that they need economic relief, too

Tags: Economy

November 7, 2008 - Industry News

Groups Say Unemployment Numbers Underscore Urgency of Infrastructure Stimulus

Friday's news that the nation's unemployment rate hit a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October prompted several groups to call for a stimulus bill that includes infrastructure spending

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November 3, 2008 - Industry News

Automotive and Heavy Duty Suppliers Ask President for Economic Relief

In a letter sent to President Bush, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association urged the acceleration of the $25 billion loan program for motor vehicle manufacturers and parts suppliers to meet increased fuel efficiency requirements

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October 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls Again in September

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.9 percent in September, marking the third consecutive month-to-month drop

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October 26, 2008 - Industry News

FTR Associates Lowers Forecast in Light of Weaker Economic and Freight Demand

The Oct. 24 issue of FTR Associates' North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook report reflects a significant reduction in 2009 vehicle equipment forecasts

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October 17, 2008 - Industry News

FTR Conference Call: Bad News Bears

A conference call held Friday by FTR Associates offered a gloomy forecast for the economy, including a consensus that we are facing a four-quarter recession, weak freight and continuing tight credit

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October 9, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for July

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 15.9 percent higher in July 2008 than in July 2007, reaching $71.6 billion

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October 8, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Index Fell 1.9 Percent in August from July

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in August from its July level, declining after four consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

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September 24, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Falls

Confirming anecdotal reports of a slow August, the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.6 percent in August, the largest month-to-month drop since March

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Rises For Fourth Consecutive Month

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.2 percent in July from its June level, rising for the fourth consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

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September 8, 2008 - Industry News

Conference Board Index Suggests Unemployment Will Continue To Rise

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index continued its year-long decline in August, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

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September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Oliver Announces Price Increase

Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C., is increasing prices up to 6 percent on its Oliver and MegaMile brand pre-cure and bonding gum products in North America

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September 4, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for June

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico rose 6.6 percent from June 2007, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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August 26, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Falls in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month drop since April

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August 25, 2008 - Industry News

July Existing-Home Sales Show Gain

Existing-home sales rose in July to the highest level in five months, beating expectations, but are still anything but robust

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August 20, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases Freight Transportation Services Index

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in June from its May level, rising for the second consecutive month

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August 20, 2008 - Industry News

June Truck Registrations Lowest Since February 2003

Commercial new registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first six months of 2008 were down 25.6 percent from the same period last year, according to the Commercial Vehicle Market Intelligence Report from R.L. Polk & Co

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August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Employment Index Suggests Worse To Come

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index continued a now year-long decline in July, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

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July 29, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumps 1.3 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.3 percent in June, marking the second consecutive month-to-month gain. The index rose 0.5 percent in May

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