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February 28, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Continues to Improve

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the March Trucking Update, rose to 9.1 in January from a December reading of 7.1

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February 24, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore: Backhaul Freight Market Remains Steady

TransCore's DAT Network of load boards showed modest growth the week of February 14, following a dramatic increase in van and reefer freight the week of February 7

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February 23, 2011 - Industry News

ATA: Truck Tonnage Index Surged 3.8 Percent in January

The latest tonnage numbers indicate that the economy is growing at a good clip early in 2011.

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.8 percent in January after rising a revised 2.5 percent in December 2010

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February 16, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Reports Record Spot Market Volumes

According to TransCore's North American Freight Index, spot market freight volume was the highest in the company's 30-year history for the month of January

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February 15, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Reflects Tightening Capacity

FTR Associates has lowered its Shippers Condition Index to reflect tightening carrier capacity, particularly in the truckload sector

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February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Van Rates Beginning to Rise After Month-long Decline

TransCore's Truckload Rate Index is showing some positive signs in early February after lack-luster January

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February 14, 2011 - Industry News

Forecast: A Long Climb Out of Recession but a Busy Couple of Years for Trucking

Pending reforms in the driver hours of service rules will drive a steep increase in productivity drag over the next several years.

It's going to take many years to rebuild the economy from the Great Recession, but there are positive signs for the near term, and the outlook is good for trucking over the next couple of years, says economist Noel Perry, senior consultant for FTR Associates

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February 10, 2011 - Industry News

January Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Posts 14th Consecutive Month of Year-over-Year Growth

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index fell 0.3 percent in January, giving up some, but retaining much of December's exceptional 1.8 percent sequential gain

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February 9, 2011 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Up 1.5% in December from November

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.5 percent in December from its November level, rising after one monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today

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February 8, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's North American Freight Index Records Highest January Volumes Ever

January spot-market freight availability increased 62 percent over January 2010 volumes, according to TransCore's North American Freight Index

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February 7, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Says Average Linehaul Rate Back to December Level of $1.55 per Mile

A 2.1 percent increase in flatbed rates nationwide brought the average line haul rate back up to December levels of $1.55 per mile, according to TransCore Truckload Trendline

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February 6, 2011 - Industry News

January Cass Freight Index up 27% Year Over Year

According to the Cass Freight Index, freight shipments declined in January for the second consecutive month, but were higher than levels for the same period in 2010.

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February 1, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Condition Index Increases to New High

FTR's Trucking Condition Index rose to 7.1 in December, the highest level yet recorded during the current recovery

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January 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Jumps 2.2 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in December after falling a revised 0.6 percent in November. The latest improvement put the index at its highest level since September 2008

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January 17, 2011 - Industry News

Economy, Trucking Looking Up for 2011

A string of economic experts and industry analysts offered a more optimistic look at the economic and trucking industry outlook for 2011 -- albeit with some downsides -- during the annual Heavy Duty Dialogue event put on Monday by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association in Las Vegas

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January 13, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Says Shipper Index Neutral; Predicts Tightening Carrier Capacity

FTR Associates says while its Shippers Condition Index is currently at neutral, it expects that will shortly change as carrier capacity tightens and the economy comes out of its recent pause

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January 12, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Freight Index Falls 0.3% in November from October

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Freight Transportation Services Index fell 0.3 percent in November from its October level, declining after two monthly increases

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January 12, 2011 - Industry News

Moving Group Sees Upturn in Household Moves and Employee Relocations

Private and corporate household relocations continued to increase during the first three quarters of 2010, reflecting the gradual improvement in the overall U.S. economy, according to the latest issue of Industry Trends from the American Moving & Storage Association

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January 11, 2011 - Industry News

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Market Beginning Upcycle

Pent-up demand will make for rising truck sales, says ACT Research. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

The fundamentals that support heavy-duty commercial vehicle demand are all signaling the start of an upcycle for the market, according to ACT Research Co.

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January 11, 2011 - Industry News

Year-End Surge Reported in Latest Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index surged 2.4 percent in December and pushed the PCI above its previous 2010 peak established in May. This performance, combined with November's 0.4 percent increase, was enough to offset three previous consecutive months of decline

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January 6, 2011 - Industry News

December Class 8 Net Orders Top 25,000

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's at 25,247 units, only a slight 3% drop from the strong November activity

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January 5, 2011 - Industry News

BTS: October Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Tops $70 billion

September and October month-to-month comparison revealed a 3.3 percent improvement in NAFTA surface trade, BTS says.

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 14.9 percent higher in October 2010 than in October 2009, reaching $70.6 billio

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January 4, 2011 - Industry News

Manufacturing Numbers Point to a Stronger Year Ahead

December figures show the economy has expanded for the 17th straight month.

Tax cuts, renewed consumer confidence, expansion in the manufacturing sector and even a rise in construction spending are all giving the economy a much needed New Year's boost

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January 4, 2011 - Industry News

Texas Leads U.S. in Inbound Migration, Michigan Leads in Outbound Moves

Allied Van Lines moved 1,640 families into Texas in 2010.

For the sixth year in a row, Texas eclipsed every other state and took the lead as the No. 1 magnet state in 2010, based on Allied Van Lines 43rd Annual Magnet States Report, which tracks U.S. migration patterns

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December 21, 2010 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Net Orders Surge 23 Percent

Net orders of commercial trailers rose to 21,314 in November, a 23 percent increase over October's performance that was the strongest month in over two years. ACT Research Co. (ACT) also reported that November net orders were up 215 percent from the same month last year

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