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November 24, 2008

Truck Tonnage Index Drops 3 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 3 percent in October, marking the fourth consecutive month-to-month drop

November 13, 2008

Freight Index in Negative Territory

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 2.5 percent in September from its August level, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

November 10, 2008

Automotive and Heavy Duty Suppliers Seek Economic Relief from Government

As the Big Three automakers continue to lobby Washington, D.C., for a government bailout, automotive and heavy-duty parts and components suppliers reminded the government that they need economic relief, too

November 7, 2008

Groups Say Unemployment Numbers Underscore Urgency of Infrastructure Stimulus

Friday's news that the nation's unemployment rate hit a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October prompted several groups to call for a stimulus bill that includes infrastructure spending

November 3, 2008

Automotive and Heavy Duty Suppliers Ask President for Economic Relief

In a letter sent to President Bush, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association urged the acceleration of the $25 billion loan program for motor vehicle manufacturers and parts suppliers to meet increased fuel efficiency requirements

November 1, 2008

Credit Crunch - Surviving The Storm

A month of financial turmoil has turned the economic forecast gloomy. Truckers will need good management to survive recession and the credit crisis.

October 27, 2008

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls Again in September

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.9 percent in September, marking the third consecutive month-to-month drop

October 26, 2008

FTR Associates Lowers Forecast in Light of Weaker Economic and Freight Demand

The Oct. 24 issue of FTR Associates' North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook report reflects a significant reduction in 2009 vehicle equipment forecasts

October 17, 2008

FTR Conference Call: Bad News Bears

A conference call held Friday by FTR Associates offered a gloomy forecast for the economy, including a consensus that we are facing a four-quarter recession, weak freight and continuing tight credit

October 9, 2008

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for July

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 15.9 percent higher in July 2008 than in July 2007, reaching $71.6 billion

October 8, 2008

Freight Index Fell 1.9 Percent in August from July

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in August from its July level, declining after four consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

October 1, 2008

At A Snail's Pace

The economy likely will stay in the doldrums until at least the middle of 2009, but the trucking industry may have weathered the worst of it.

September 24, 2008

ATA Tonnage Index Falls

Confirming anecdotal reports of a slow August, the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.6 percent in August, the largest month-to-month drop since March

September 10, 2008

BTS Freight Index Rises For Fourth Consecutive Month

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.2 percent in July from its June level, rising for the fourth consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

September 8, 2008

Conference Board Index Suggests Unemployment Will Continue To Rise

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index continued its year-long decline in August, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

September 7, 2008

Oliver Announces Price Increase

Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C., is increasing prices up to 6 percent on its Oliver and MegaMile brand pre-cure and bonding gum products in North America

September 4, 2008

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for June

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico rose 6.6 percent from June 2007, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

September 1, 2008

Cargo Van Roundup

It's all about the slow economy

August 26, 2008

ATA Tonnage Index Falls in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month drop since April

August 25, 2008

July Existing-Home Sales Show Gain

Existing-home sales rose in July to the highest level in five months, beating expectations, but are still anything but robust

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