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October 8, 2012

Class 8 Preliminary Net Orders Remain Soft in September

North America heavy-duty GVW Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for September remained soft, according to the ACT Research

October 4, 2012

FTR Trucking Conditions Index Moves Higher in August

FTR expects trucking conditions to improve in 2013, thanks to modestly better economics and a strong increase in capacity utilization stemming from added constraints on trucking from federal regulations taking effect in mid-year

October 2, 2012

Few Carriers Expect to Add Much Capacity in Next Year

The number of carriers who expect to add little or no capacity in the next 12 months has remained fairly constant at around 70-74% for the last five quarters, according to Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter 2012 Business Expectations survey

October 2, 2012

Survey Finds Logistics Companies Weathered Tepid Economic Conditions in 2011

In spite of a slow economic climate, 74% of North American logistics companies surveyed achieved or exceeded revenue projections in 2011, according to the 19th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers. However, companies that failed to meet their financial projections were up sharply from 14% in 2010 to 26% in 2011

October 1, 2012

ACT Research: Used Truck Market is Still Robust, Trailer Orders Improve

In August, ACT Research reports, pricing for used trucks continued to climb along with net orders for trailers

September 25, 2012

Economy Shuffles Along

ORLANDO, Fla. - Unless we go over the "fiscal cliff," the U.S. economy should continue to grow, but at a very modest rate, said Bob Costello, chief economist and vice president of the American Trucking Associations

September 25, 2012

Tonnage Index Down 0.9% in August, up Modestly YoY

The American Trucking Associations' tonnage index dropped fell in August compared to September but showed modest growth over last year

September 20, 2012

Class 8 Demand Remains Soft in August

Weakness at the front end of the demand cycle for heavy duty commercial vehicles persisted into August, although underlying fundamentals are healthy, according to ACT Research Co

September 14, 2012

FTR Reports Shippers Conditions Index Starts Expected Decline in July

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for July fell to a reading of -4.5, starting the expected steady decline as shippers and carriers feel the impact of increased regulatory drag heading into 2013

September 14, 2012

Survey: Fewer Carriers Expect Volume Growth

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey show that much like 2011, the optimism expressed in the first quarter was tempered by the reality that the economy was likely to remain questionable for the year ahead

September 13, 2012

July Freight Shipments up 0.1% Month-over-Month

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1% in July from June, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

September 12, 2012

DAT Freight Index for August up Over Last Year

TransCore's DAT Freight Index for August outpaced year-ago levels by 8.4%. This is the sixth time in 2012 volume has exceeded prior year levels

September 12, 2012

Indices from Cass Show Truckload Rates Steady, Intermodal is up

Recent information from partners Cass Information Systems Inc. and Avondale Partners LLC indicates that truckload rates are holding steady, while intermodal rates saw a month-to-month gain

September 11, 2012

Navistar Shutting Down Workhorse as Part of Cost-Cutting

CORRECTED -- Workhorse Custom Chassis is going out of business and is due to shut down in October, though Navistar International Corp., its owner since 2005, is saying little about it

September 10, 2012

Hikes in Diesel, Gasoline Ease

The recent trend at the pump has seen the continual upward climb of both gasoline and diesel prices at a steady rate, but this week the trend seemed to be slowing

September 10, 2012

Retail Container Imports to Increase 8.5% in September;
 Strong Holiday Numbers Expected

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.5% in September compared with the same month last yea

September 6, 2012

Class 8 Orders Rebound in August

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing August Class 8 truck net orders at 15,935 units, up 27% from July

September 5, 2012

Pricing for Sleeper Tractors Unexpectedly Up in July

The price for used sleeper tractors rose in July, both on a month-to-month and year-over-year basis, reports the American Truck Dealers Commercial Truck Guide

September 5, 2012

Despite Slow Growth, Capacity Balance Means Trucking's Doing OK

The economy is expected to continue to grow slowly amidst a variety of headwinds, but because the trucking industry has not been adding back capacity cut or lost during the recession, pricing trends are largely positive, with flatbed, tanker and reefer business leading the way, according to transportation analysts at Stifel Nicolaus

September 5, 2012

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Pump Prices Increase

The price of diesel exhaust fluid at the pump jumped in August while tote prices remained level, according to the latest DEF Tracker price update from Integer Research

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