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March 16, 2001 - Industry News

2000 Big Year for Tires

Truck makers may be in a slump, but more tires than ever rolled off assembly lines and onto highways last year

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March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Load Availability Expected to Pick Up This Month

Although available loads continued to tighten beyond the normal seasonal trend in January and February, they have started to pick up

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February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Stats Mixed, Interest Cut in the Works

The latest government numbers confirm what most truckers already know: Business is down. But there are signs of improvement

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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

NAFTA Economic Growth Continues to Slow

The sharp slowdown in economic growth in the U.S. is beginning to depress economic growth in Canada and, to a lesser extent, in Mexico

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February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Greenspan Senate Address Offers Hope for Beleaguered Trucking Industry

Alan Greenspan

Tuesday's economic news read like a Dickens novel: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

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February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Profits Slide As Business Increases

Business is up at many of the nation's trucking companies, but profits are falling at a faster rate

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Sales Drop, But There's A Pulse

Truck demand is expected to begin increasing slowly by the end of winter.

Retail truck sales continued their fall last month, but prospects of a recovery are brightening. January Class 6-8 sales of 22,705 units were the lowest January in four years. January is a seasonally weak month for truck sales.

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January 31, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Welcomes Interest Rate Cut

Trucking and the rest of the U.S. economy received news they were hoping for yesterday, helping overshadow other glum financial reports issued earlier in the day and on Tuesday

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January 31, 2001 - Industry News

A Weaker Economy, But No Recession Expected

There has been talk that we will see the first economic recession in 10 years, but a soft landing and slow growth for about a year is more likely

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Small Operator Equity The Key To Recovery

Freightliner president Jim Hebe (pictured) believes a lot of the industry's current woes can be traced back to circumstances that prevented smaller operators from building equity

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Sales Projections Dismal but Uncertain

The economy and the topic of used truck values was a recurring theme throughout Freightliner President Jim Hebe's State of the Industry briefing Thursday at Freightliner headquarters in Portland, Ore. But the market projections made everyone sit up

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Recovery By Year End, Economic Guru Says

The slowing economy, while not a classic recession, means the trucking industry will struggle through the first half of the year - but it will get better

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Drop Interest Rate; Could be Good News for Trucking

In a rare between-meetings decision, the Federal Reserve has cut a key interest rate by half a point trying to keep the nation out of a recession. The first decrease in rates in two years could be good new

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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Will Fleets Buy More Trucks?

Editor's Note: This is the final installment in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. Our economist offers thoughts on how the economy will affect truck sales, while Truck Sales &

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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

The View From Behind the Mic

Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. The Million Trucker March will be organized as the single biggest protest ever over high fuel prices.

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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx, UPS: Holiday Volume Shows Impact of Slowing Economy

FedEx Corp. and UPS yesterday both announced that they are expecting flat growth this month thanks to soft shipment volumes

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December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Major Papers Report on Truckers' Hard Times

The rest of the world is starting to sit up and notice how the trucking industry is struggling. Two major papers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Boston Herald, are among those that have taken a look at trucking's hard time

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Pay Hikes Slow in Third Quarter

Profit pressures from high fuel costs plus a softening of freight activity has caused truckload carriers to put the brakes on driver wage increases, says SignPost Inc. According to the company’s latest National Survey of Driver Wages, fewer than 15% of carriers made wage changes in the third quarter of 2000. By comparison, more than 20% made changes in third quarter 1999, 23% in 1998, and almost 25% in 1997

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Predicted to Deliver Record Holiday Season

The American Trucking Associations predicts that the U.S. trucking industry will haul another record amount of gifts and food this holiday season

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Worst Of Economic Downturn Is Here

Recent economic reports confirm that the U.S. economy is now near the bottom of this business cycle.

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November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Dive Despite Strong Signs for Freight

Despite the strong economy, shipments of new trailers dropped 17% in the third quarter and were down 5.6% for the year, according to the latest manufacturer survey by Economic Planning Associates

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Insurance Company Says Goodbye to Trucking

A Texas insurance company has bowed out of the trucking industry, claiming losses are just too high to keep insuring trucks

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October 28, 2000 - Industry News

Depleted Truck Market Hits Finance Companies

Financial institutions are being hurt by depressed market conditions in trucking, and that's going to make it harder for potential buyers to borrow money in the coming months

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Study Looks at Trucking&#39s Future

The U.S. trucking industry faces a bright future as it enters the 21st century, according to the Fifth annual U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast produced for the American Trucking Associations

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Cut Carrier, Supplier Profits

As third-quarter financial reports continue to be released, it is evident that high fuel prices have affected both trucking companies and the manufacturers that supply them

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