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October 9, 2011

September Volumes Healthy Despite Bleak Outlook for Q4 2011

Freight shipments and payments were both up in September, in line with the expected seasonal rise. But according to the Cass Freight Index, other key economic measures do not indicate that this is the beginning of a trend

October 9, 2011

TransCore Sees Rise in Spot Market Dry Van, Reefer Rates

In September, the national average for spot market rates rose two percent for both dry vans and refrigerated ("reefer") vans compared to August. Flatbed rates remained stable, month-over-month. Rates appear to be following a more traditional seasonal trend

October 6, 2011

Survey Reveals Logistics Leaders More Optimistic about Long-Term Growth

The recently released 18th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers revealed logistics companies experienced improved economic conditions in 2010. Nearly 90 percent of companies surveyed in North America met or exceeded revenue projections compared with only 50 percent in 2009

October 6, 2011

2011 Per-truck Revenue Climbs by 10%

TransCore's second annual Carrier Benchmark Survey shows that to date in 2011, carriers' monthly revenue was on average $1,607, or 10%, higher per truck than in 2010

October 5, 2011

China's Commercial Vehicle Market Shows Mixed Results in Q2

Performance was mixed in China's commercial vehicle market during Q2'11. Sales of medium-duty trucks was strong, while the heavy-duty sector languished

October 4, 2011

Carriers Backing Away from New Truck Buying Plans

The recent Third Quarter 2011 Transport Capital Partners (TCP) Business Expectations Survey found that only 5% of carriers are planning to add 16% or more capacity in the next year, down from 29% that had such plans six months ago

October 4, 2011

Commercial Vehicle Net Orders Better Than Expected in September

Preliminary net orders for North America heavy and medium commercial vehicles, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC, continue to show month-over-month improvement in Septembe

September 27, 2011

North American Surface Trade for July up 18.1% YoY

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S., Canada and Mexico was 18.1% higher in July 2011 than in July 2010, totaling $72.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

September 26, 2011

ACT: Trailer Shipments Strong; Used Trucks Scarce

Two new reports from ACT Research indicate that trailer shipments were strong in August (although increasing cancellations are a concern), while the used truck market is challenged by a lack of inventory

September 22, 2011

FTR Shippers Condition Index Resumes Declining as Expected

FTR Associates' Shippers Condition Index edged lower in July to a current reading of -3.8, meaning conditions were favorable for higher rates for truckers

September 21, 2011

Commercial Vehicle Orders Hold Up Despite Economy

Commercial vehicle orders held up reasonably well in August, despite a proliferation of bad news about the economy that led to a meaningful collapse in consumer confidence

September 21, 2011

Carrier Expectations Moderate as Economy Falters

Only 45% of the carrier executives responding to a new survey expect volume increases in the next 12 months, compared with 80% in May

September 9, 2011

Transportation and Logistics Outlook: Slow but Positive, with Significant Change

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, an equity research firm, predicted a good future for the freight transportation industry, despite the bad economy, in its Transportation and Logistics Outlook for 2011 and Beyond

September 8, 2011

JOC: Import Trade to Stagnate for Rest of 2011

The Journal of Commerce and PIERS revised estimates for containerized import growth for 2011 and 2012 downward on Thursday, citing weaker economic data reported by the U.S. government that will lead to a nearly stagnant import trade for the rest of this year

September 6, 2011

August Truck Order Numbers Improve

Commercial truck orders improved during August, according to preliminary data from two trucking industry analysis firms

August 30, 2011

BTS: NA Surface Trade Up 11% in June on the Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11% higher in June 2011 than in June 2010, totaling $77.5 billion,

August 24, 2011

Trailer Order Backlogs Ease in Response to Fewer Orders, Continuing Production Strength

Net orders for commercial trailers declined 2% in July from June levels, the fourth straight monthly decline this year, says ACT Research Co. (ACT).

August 24, 2011

Higher Durable Goods Orders Temper Economic Gloom

Durable goods orders jumped 4% in July, according to the Commerce Department. Demand for autos and airplanes surged, more than erasing June's 1.3% drop and doubling economists' expectations

August 12, 2011

Freight Nearly Flat, But Much Activity Still Above Last Year, FTR Economists Say

If dire economic news of recent days affects the U.S. economy, the observations of economists speaking at FTR Associates' monthly State of Freight webinar might be thrown out the window, said moderator Jonathon Starks, at the August 11 conference's outset. But through this year's first half, cargo movement in the U.S. was brisk and many trucking companies remain healthy as they enjoy higher rates

August 7, 2011

Partisan Finger-pointing Draws Credit Downgrade Warnings While Oil Prices Tumble

If the situation weren't serious enough already, the international credit rating agency, Standard & Poors, warns that further bickering and infighting could result in further rating downgrades. Meanwhile, oil prices on Asian markets fell below $84 in Singapore at midday -- more than three dollars lower than Friday's New York close.


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