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December 15, 2014

ATA: New Survey Shows Driver Pay Competitive

Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits, according to a new study from the American Trucking Associations.

December 11, 2014

New, Used Truck Registrations Post Strong Third-Quarter Gains

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.

December 4, 2014

North America DEF Demand Approaching 1 Billion Gallons

Consumption of diesel exhaust fluid across North America has been rising in recent years and is set to hit a milestone of one billion gallons by 2019, according to the newly published DEF Market Dynamics Report by Integer Research.

December 3, 2014

Trucking Industry Struggles to Replace Aging Workforce

The median driver age had risen significantly over the past two decades according to a new paper released by the American Transportation Research Institute that analyzed the demographics of driver age.

December 2, 2014

ATRI Names Research Advisory Committee Members

Among other activities, the committee is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking industry.

November 20, 2014

October Trailer Orders Hit Record High

Net trailer orders in the U.S. hit an all-time record high in October with 46,267 units according to a new report by FTR. The new mark shatters the old high number by 9%

November 12, 2014

Trucking Conditions Index Heads Higher

The Trucking Conditions Index from the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR registered 9.07 for September, according to a just released report.

November 11, 2014

Natural Gas Expected To Grow Despite Diesel Price Drop

Looking at the most likely adoption curve, ACT believes Class 8 penetration is expected to total 23% of the units sold in 2025.

November 5, 2014

Commercial Vehicle Demand in U.S., Canada Continues to Strengthen

Demand for commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada continues to strengthen, though used commercial vehicle registrations still outnumber new registrations.

October 14, 2014

Universities to Study Effects of Fracking on Freight Transportation

A new study will examine the effects of the increased use of hydraulic fracturing on freight transportation distribution patterns to give better information to freight transportation planners and policy makers.

October 6, 2014

Survey Shows Hours of Service Top Trucking Concern

SAN DIEGO -- The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry, during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

September 30, 2014

Used Class 8 Sales Slow Down in August

Sales for used Class 8 trucks fell by 10% in August compared with the previous month and 6% compared to last year according to a report by ACT Research.

September 22, 2014

Bridgestone Explores Natural Rubber Production at New Arizona Research Center

Bridgestone will be exploring a natural, domestic source for rubber production at its new Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Arizona.

September 19, 2014

Study Labels Some Highway Projects a ‘Boondoggle’

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s "Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future," explains how 11 projects, costing at least $13 billion, are based on what it says are driving forecasts that are out of synch with the decade-long trend toward less driving.

September 18, 2014

Study: More Money Doesn’t Equal Better Highways

More money is going to state highways, but there has been very little progress in improving their condition, according to a new report from the libertarian think tank the Reason Foundation and its 21st Annual Highway Report.

September 16, 2014

DAT White Paper Examines Causes, Results of Freight Capacity Crunch

Freight transportation capacity has been subject to enormous pressure from a number of sources for a little more than a year, leading to higher rates and even jeopardizing some long-standing business relationships

September 3, 2014

Report: New Truck Technologies Can Dramatically Cut Fuel Bills

Fleets operating 41,000 tractors and 130,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $7,200 per year per truck by adopting a variety of new technologies, according to a new study released Wednesday by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

August 26, 2014

Lower Fuel Prices Forecast for 2015

If you have been enjoying the recent drop in fuel prices, expect it to continue into next year, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook.

August 11, 2014

Survey Asks Trucking Industry to Rank Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new survey asking trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top concerns.

August 6, 2014

Trucking Mergers, Acquisitions Forecast to Increase

The pace of transportation and logistics mergers and acquisitions accelerated during the second quarter of the year, as measured by both announced value and volume, according to a new report from accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, but don’t expect records to be broken.

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