Economy

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February 17, 2012

Vieth: Economy Improving, Driver Shortage Looming

The good news is, there's a capacity shortage in the industry, so you should be making money. The bad news is, finding drivers is going to cost you some of that money

February 17, 2012

TransCore's January North American Freight Index Up 5%

TransCore's North American Freight Index was up 5% in January compared to the same month in 2011. This is the third consecutive year of increases in same-month spot market freight volume and marks a record high for the month of January

February 16, 2012

2011 New Truck Registrations up 23% from 2010

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for 2011 numbered 460,948 units, an 23.3% increase 373,975 units in 2010, according to Polk's Quarterly Commercial Vehicle Report

February 14, 2012

December Shippers Conditions Index Improves Month-Over-Month

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for December edged up roughly 1.5 points from November to a reading of -4.6, which still reflects a somewhat adverse environment for shippers

February 13, 2012

ACT Research Confident About Class 8 Demand

ACT Research Co. remains bullish on Class 8 in the medium to longer term, according to the February issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, published by ACT Research

February 13, 2012

TransCore Index Shows Strength in Freight Volume and Rates

TransCore's North American Freight index marked a record high for the month of January, up 5% compared to January 2011. Month-over-month, January's spot market freight volume slipped 8% compared to December

February 9, 2012

Cass Index: Linehaul Rates Highest since 2005

The rise in linehaul rates leveled off a bit during January, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, but nevertheless hit their highest point since the January 2005 date where the Cass Index data begins

February 9, 2012

Mexico Cargo Theft Increased 13% Year-Over-Year, Lower Than Normal

Total cargo thefts in Mexico rose 13% for the year, according to the FreightWatch International 2011 Mexico Cargo Theft Report

February 8, 2012

DOT Freight Index Shows Largest Monthly Hike in 17 Years

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 3.9% in December from November, the largest monthly rise in 17 years, bringing the level of freight shipments to an all-time high, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

February 6, 2012

FTR Reports Preliminary Class 8 Orders for January

Preliminary data shows January Class 8 truck total net orders of 24,906 units for all major North American OEM's, according to FTR Associates

February 6, 2012

Cass Freight Index: Slight Decline in Freight Shipments, Expenditures Flat in January

January saw a slight decline in freight shipments compared to December, with freight expenditures essentially flat, according to January's Cass Freight Index Report.

February 3, 2012

January Commercial Vehicle Net Orders In Line with Expectations

North America medium and heavy-duty GVW Classes 5-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for January were in line with expectations, reports ACT Research Co.

February 2, 2012

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Continues Positive Trend

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the February 2012 Trucking Update, increased in December to a reading of 7.0

January 31, 2012

Brace for a Slowdown in 2012

While fears of a double-dip recession are easing, GDP and industrial production numbers suggest 2012 will not be as robust as 2011. As recently as June, economists were predicting growth of 3 to 3.5 percent for 2012, but new consensus forecasts are calling for growth of just 2 to 2.5 percent. That one percentage point drop means we may need about 20,000 fewer new trucks this year

January 31, 2012

November Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 12.7% Year-over-year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico was 12.7% higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

January 27, 2012

Fourth Quarter Real GDP Increase Best Since 2Q 2010

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that real gross domestic product, the output of goods and services produced in the United States, increased at an annual rate of 2.8% in the fourth quarter of 2011

January 26, 2012

Report: Interest in Full-size Pickups Bodes Well for Economy

Increased interest in full-size pickup trucks is a positive indication that the economy is on the mend, according to the January issue of the New Car Insights Report. In addition to increased searches for several popular

January 26, 2012

December Used Truck Volumes Better than November, but Lag Year-over-Year

Reported volumes of used Classes 3-8 truck sales improved in December. Volumes were consistent among channels on a sequential basis

January 26, 2012

Trailer Industry Strong in 2011; Good Forecast for 2012

The commercial trailer sector finished 2011 on solid footing and is well-situated for the third year of growth in the current cyclical recovery

January 24, 2012

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Posts Largest Annual Gain in 13 Years

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 5.9% over the previous year, the largest annual increase since 1998

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