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April 9, 2008

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

April 9, 2008

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

April 6, 2008

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

April 3, 2008

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

March 27, 2008

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

March 27, 2008

ATA Tonnage Index Flat For February

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index remained flat in February, not losing any of January's 2.4 percent gain

March 19, 2008

Transportation Small Business Confidence Drops to 35

The Small Business Research Board's Transportation Small Business Confidence Index dropped to 35 during the fourth quarter of 2007

March 13, 2008

Federal Freight Index Rose 2.4% in January

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 2.4 percent in January from its December level, matching its largest monthly increase in the last two years

March 11, 2008

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.9 Percent in 2007

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 4.9 percent higher in 2007 than in 2006

March 9, 2008

Truck Repossessions Increased Significantly in 2007

Repossessions and liquidations of tractor-trailer trucks increased 110 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, according to Nassau Asset Management's NasTrac Quarterly Index

March 5, 2008

Factory Orders Drop

New orders for manufactured goods fell 2.5 percent in January, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. It was the first time U.S. factory orders had fallen in five months,

March 3, 2008

NAFTA Trade Up December From Year Earlier

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.1 percent higher in December 2007 than in December 2006, reaching $60.9 billion

February 26, 2008

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.4 Percent in January

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.4 percent in January 2008, after rising an amended 1.5 percent in December 2007

February 1, 2008

Additives For Fuel Economy

Perhaps this fuel crisis will propel skeptical users to take a look at fuel economy enhancers.

January 30, 2008

4th Quarter Gross Domestic Product Up Only 0.6%

Real gross domestic product - the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States - increased at an annual rate of 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to advanc

January 23, 2008

New HDMA Chief Sees Prosperous Future for Trucking Industry

During his first address as chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) board of directors, Joe McAleese, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, encouraged members to be in a position to adapt

January 22, 2008

Economist: Stock Market Doesn't Necessarily Predict Recession

What the media is calling "market meltdowns around the globe" this week are signaling the "R" word to many. But during a presentation at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas Tuesday, one economist said not so fast

December 19, 2007

Survey: Slow Rebound of Equipment Purchases in 2008

As part of its fourth quarter Fleet Sentiment inquiry, CK Commercial Vehicle Research included questions about 2008 equipment buying plans. Fifty-nine for-hire, private and government fleet managers responded to the questionnaire.

December 13, 2007

Fitch: Weak Demand in '08 Pressures Freight Transportation

The past year proved challenging for the freight transportation industry in the United States, and 2008 will likely remain difficult, at least through the first half, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch is a global rating agency providin

November 21, 2007

Online Holiday Shopping Holds Strong - Zogby Poll

More than three in four Internet users plan to do as much or more of their holiday shopping online this year as they did last year - even though many plan to cut back on overall spending

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