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March 1, 2011

TransCore Reports Van and Flatbed Rates Continue to Rise

Van rates nationwide increased 2.6 percent in the last two weeks as markets affected by recent winter storms recovered.

March 1, 2011

North American Surface Trade Up Nearly 14% Year Over Year in December

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 13.8 percent higher in December 2010 than in December 2009, reaching $66.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

February 28, 2011

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Continues to Improve

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the March Trucking Update, rose to 9.1 in January from a December reading of 7.1

February 24, 2011

TransCore: Backhaul Freight Market Remains Steady

TransCore's DAT Network of load boards showed modest growth the week of February 14, following a dramatic increase in van and reefer freight the week of February 7

February 23, 2011

ATA: Truck Tonnage Index Surged 3.8 Percent in January

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.8 percent in January after rising a revised 2.5 percent in December 2010

February 16, 2011

TransCore Reports Record Spot Market Volumes

According to TransCore's North American Freight Index, spot market freight volume was the highest in the company's 30-year history for the month of January

February 15, 2011

FTR Shippers Condition Index Reflects Tightening Capacity

FTR Associates has lowered its Shippers Condition Index to reflect tightening carrier capacity, particularly in the truckload sector

February 14, 2011

Van Rates Beginning to Rise After Month-long Decline

TransCore's Truckload Rate Index is showing some positive signs in early February after lack-luster January

February 14, 2011

Forecast: A Long Climb Out of Recession but a Busy Couple of Years for Trucking

It's going to take many years to rebuild the economy from the Great Recession, but there are positive signs for the near term, and the outlook is good for trucking over the next couple of years, says economist Noel Perry, senior consultant for FTR Associates

February 10, 2011

January Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Posts 14th Consecutive Month of Year-over-Year Growth

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index fell 0.3 percent in January, giving up some, but retaining much of December's exceptional 1.8 percent sequential gain

February 9, 2011

Freight Transportation Services Index Up 1.5% in December from November

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.5 percent in December from its November level, rising after one monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today

February 8, 2011

TransCore's North American Freight Index Records Highest January Volumes Ever

January spot-market freight availability increased 62 percent over January 2010 volumes, according to TransCore's North American Freight Index

February 7, 2011

TransCore Says Average Linehaul Rate Back to December Level of $1.55 per Mile

A 2.1 percent increase in flatbed rates nationwide brought the average line haul rate back up to December levels of $1.55 per mile, according to TransCore Truckload Trendline

February 6, 2011

January Cass Freight Index up 27% Year Over Year

According to the Cass Freight Index, freight shipments declined in January for the second consecutive month, but were higher than levels for the same period in 2010.

February 1, 2011

FTR's Trucking Condition Index Increases to New High

FTR's Trucking Condition Index rose to 7.1 in December, the highest level yet recorded during the current recovery

January 25, 2011

ATA Tonnage Index Jumps 2.2 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in December after falling a revised 0.6 percent in November. The latest improvement put the index at its highest level since September 2008

January 17, 2011

Economy, Trucking Looking Up for 2011

A string of economic experts and industry analysts offered a more optimistic look at the economic and trucking industry outlook for 2011 -- albeit with some downsides -- during the annual Heavy Duty Dialogue event put on Monday by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association in Las Vegas

January 13, 2011

FTR Says Shipper Index Neutral; Predicts Tightening Carrier Capacity

FTR Associates says while its Shippers Condition Index is currently at neutral, it expects that will shortly change as carrier capacity tightens and the economy comes out of its recent pause

January 12, 2011

DOT Freight Index Falls 0.3% in November from October

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Freight Transportation Services Index fell 0.3 percent in November from its October level, declining after two monthly increases

January 12, 2011

Moving Group Sees Upturn in Household Moves and Employee Relocations

Private and corporate household relocations continued to increase during the first three quarters of 2010, reflecting the gradual improvement in the overall U.S. economy, according to the latest issue of Industry Trends from the American Moving & Storage Association


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