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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.

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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.

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

December 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATA: Truck Tonnage index fell 0.1 Percent in November

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index edged 0.1 percent lower in November after increasing a revised 0.9 percent in October

Tags: Economy

December 9, 2010 - Industry News

TransCore Shows 72 Percent Increase Y-o-Y in Spot Freight Availability for November

TransCore DAT Services Top 15 Activity States, November 2010

In November 2010, TransCore's market research shows a 72% increase in spot market freight availability, compared to November '09

Tags: Economy

December 8, 2010 - Industry News

BTS: Freight Transportation Services Index Up 0.2 Percent

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics is reporting the Freight Transportation Services Index rose for the second consecutive month

Tags: Economy

November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Shows Some Bright Spots in Economy

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.8 percent in October after increasing a revised 1.8 percent in September

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Production Jumped in October

A jump in demand for ultra-low-sulfur diesel in October suggests continued economic recovery, according to the American Petroleum Institute

Tags: Economy

November 11, 2010 - Industry News

Demand for Heavy-Duty Trucks on the Rebound

A combination of factors that are fueling a rebound in demand for Class 8 trucks could push production over 150,000 vehicles for 2010, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

November 10, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Index Rose 1 Percent in September from August

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1 percent in September from its August level, rising after a one-month decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported.

Tags: Economy

November 9, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel-Based Economic Index Predicts Weaker Holiday Season

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which tracks diesel fuel purchases as an economic measure, fell 0.6 percent in October following a decline of 0.5 percent in September and a decline of 1 percent in August

Tags: Economy

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Up 25% Over Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 25.3 percent higher in August 2010 than in August 2009

Tags: Economy

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

Slagle: Mack Trucks is Ready for the Good Times

With tremendous uncertainty still plaguing the housing market and therefore the construction sector, Denny Slagle, president and CEO of North American Trucks, the parent company of Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America, sees the on-highway market leading the recovery. And he says Mack is more than ready

Tags: Economy

October 19, 2010 - Industry News

Economic Experts Look at Economy During ATA Session

This economic recovery looks very different in some aspects from the "typical" recovery as a recession - but some of those differences are actually helping trucking recover faster than the general economy. In a panel discussion on the state of the economy during the American Trucking Associations' annual management conference in Phoenix this week, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said he was taking a "glass half full" approach to his outlook.

Tags: Economy


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