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May 14, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Falls in March

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in March from its February level, the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

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May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Raises Prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced price increases in the United States of up to 5 percen

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May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Firestone Increases Air Spring Prices

Firestone Industrial Products Company has increased prices between 3 percent and 7 percent on air springs for the light duty and heavy duty markets.

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May 4, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rises 16.3 Percent

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 16.3 percent higher in February 2008 than in February 2007

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April 30, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Testifies Before Congress

An American Trucking Associations representative recently testified before Congress that releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves would help stabilize petroleum markets, reduce global demand for crude oil and ultimately lower fuel prices

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April 29, 2008 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Hits 5-Year Low

A key measure of consumer confidence fell again in April, to a five-year low, leading the director of the Conference Board Consumer Research Center to note that "the glass remains half empty.

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April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Housing Market Still on Decline

The slump in the housing market, which has created problems not only for trucking companies hauling construction materials but for those in many other areas as well, is not yet showing signs of recovery

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April 24, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Falls - Largest Drop Since August 2006

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3.3 percent in March 2008, after remaining unchanged in February -- the largest month-to-month contraction since August 2006

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April 18, 2008 - Industry News

Webb Responds to Increased Costs

Webb Wheel Products announced that it will take immediate actions to mitigate the risks associated with skyrocketing global metals prices.

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April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Analyst: Bad News, Good News for Trucker Profitability, Class 8 Demand

Fuel prices continue to put pressure on the economy and on trucking companies, but exports of heavy trucks are helping to remove excess capacity, said Kenny Vieth, partner, A.C.T. Research Inc., Tuesday in a Bear Stearns conference call

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April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Fed's Freight Index Unchanged in February

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was unchanged in February from January, following a 2.4 percent monthly increase in January

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April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Fewer Small Transportation Companies to Expand

Fewer small transportation companies are considering expansion, instead planning to focus on meeting customer needs and improving employee productivity, according to the results of the latest Small Business Research Board poll

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April 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade up in January from Previous Year, Month

Trade using surface transportation between the United States, Canada and Mexico was 7.4 percent higher in January 2008 than in January 2007

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March 27, 2008 - Industry News

Financing Company Reports on Economy, Trucking Outlook

FCC Equipment Financing, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Financial Services, predicts that the U.S. economy will grow only about 1.5 percent this year, and freight will be flat or even down slightly for 2008

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March 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Flat For February

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index remained flat in February, not losing any of January's 2.4 percent gain

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March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Small Business Confidence Drops to 35

The Small Business Research Board's Transportation Small Business Confidence Index dropped to 35 during the fourth quarter of 2007

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March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Freight Index Rose 2.4% in January

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 2.4 percent in January from its December level, matching its largest monthly increase in the last two years

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March 11, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.9 Percent in 2007

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 4.9 percent higher in 2007 than in 2006

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March 9, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Repossessions Increased Significantly in 2007

Repossessions and liquidations of tractor-trailer trucks increased 110 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, according to Nassau Asset Management's NasTrac Quarterly Index

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March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Factory Orders Drop

New orders for manufactured goods fell 2.5 percent in January, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. It was the first time U.S. factory orders had fallen in five months,

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March 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Trade Up December From Year Earlier

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.1 percent higher in December 2007 than in December 2006, reaching $60.9 billion

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February 26, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.4 Percent in January

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.4 percent in January 2008, after rising an amended 1.5 percent in December 2007

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January 30, 2008 - Industry News

4th Quarter Gross Domestic Product Up Only 0.6%

Real gross domestic product - the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States - increased at an annual rate of 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to advanc

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January 23, 2008 - Industry News

New HDMA Chief Sees Prosperous Future for Trucking Industry

During his first address as chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) board of directors, Joe McAleese, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, encouraged members to be in a position to adapt

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January 22, 2008 - Industry News

Economist: Stock Market Doesn't Necessarily Predict Recession

What the media is calling "market meltdowns around the globe" this week are signaling the "R" word to many. But during a presentation at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas Tuesday, one economist said not so fast

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