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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

January 20, 2012

Spot Freight Index Hits Third Year of Year-Over-Year Increases

TransCore's North American Freight Index was up 11% in December compared to the same month in 2010. This is the third consecutive year of increases in same-month spot market freight volume, which has reached the highest level since 2005

January 20, 2012

December Class 8 Orders Second Best in Six Months

Class 8 orders for the month of December bounced back from November's slump. Orders rose to 30,293 units, and, when seasonally adjusted, were the best since April, according to ACT Research

January 19, 2012

Cargo Theft Reaches Record High in 2011

Cargo theft rose nearly 9% last year compared to 2010, reaching a record high, according to FreightWatch International -- but the average value per theft has fallen

January 12, 2012

Forecast Predicts Hybrid, Electric Truck Sales Will Nearly Double in 2012

A forecast from Pike Research says that sales of hybrid and electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks will nearly double in 2012, but one industry expert thinks some of the numbers might be overly optimistic

January 11, 2012

Ceridian-UCLA Trucking Index Points to Healthy First of 2012 for Trucking

The fuel-purchase-based Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), rose 0.2% in December after a 0.1% increase in November and a 1.1% increase in October

January 11, 2012

ACT: Class 8 Demand Remains Strong Despite Lackluster Economic Forecasts

ACT Research expects the pace of U.S. economic activity to operate at a rate of around 2% in 2012, according to the January issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, published by ACT

January 11, 2012

Freight Shipments Up 0.1% from October to November

From October to November, the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1% following a one month decrease, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

January 11, 2012

November Shippers Conditions Index Favors Truckers

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for November dropped 2.5 points from the previous month to a reading of -6.1 reflecting the seasonal tightening of shipping capacity

January 10, 2012

TCP: Carriers Resist Adding Capacity on Poor ROI

The Transport Capital Partners (TCP) 4th Quarter 2011 Business Expectations Survey finds 73 percent of responding carriers will not be adding any significant capacity until rates improve, providing a better return on their investment

January 8, 2012

Cass Freight Index: Rate Increases Hold Despite Lack of Imminent Capacity Threat

Motor carriers and railroads were successful in passing along rate increases in 2011. For the most part, the rate hikes stuck, but carriers didn't gain any ground, they just kept pace with increasing costs

January 5, 2012

December's Class 8 Orders Higher Than Expected

December saw a slight rise in the number of net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America

January 4, 2012

Manufacturing Ends Year on a Strong Note

Manufacturing grew in December at its fastest pace in six months, showing growth for the 29th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management,

January 3, 2012

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Ticks Upward

The environment for truckers remains modestly favorable with decent growth, capacity and pricing conditions as we enter 2012 -- but a severe capacity shortage that could significantly affect rates is less likely, thanks to a delay in new driver regulations, according to transportation forecasting firm FTR

January 2, 2012

California Gasoline Consumption Down 2.0% in Q3, Diesel Up 6.6%

In California, gasoline consumption decreased 2.0 percent in the third quarter and declined 2.1 percent in September. Diesel fuel consumption increased 6.6 percent in the third quarter and rose 7.0 percent in September compared to last year

January 2, 2012

Trailer Industry Expects Strong Start to 2012

Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board

December 28, 2011

Trailer Industry Expects Strong Start to 2012

Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board

December 27, 2011

Used Truck Volumes Continue Slide in November

Reported volumes of used Classe 3-8 truck sales continued their slide into negative territory in November

December 21, 2011

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Edged 0.3% Higher in November

Truck tonnage rose 0.3% in November after rising a revised 0.4% in October, according to the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index

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