November 20, 2014 - Industry News
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%
Tags: Reefers, FTR, Flatbed Trailers, Dry Van, Trailer Orders, Research
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Trucking Conditions Index from the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR registered 9.07 for September, according to a just released report.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
November 11, 2014 - Industry News
Looking at the most likely adoption curve, ACT believes Class 8 penetration is expected to total 23% of the units sold in 2025.
Tags: Research, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles
November 5, 2014 - Industry News
Demand for commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada continues to strengthen, though used commercial vehicle registrations still outnumber new registrations.
Tags: Leasing, Class 6, Class 7, Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Class 5, Vehicle Registrations, IHS Automotive, Class 4
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Research, U.S. DOT, Fracking
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: ATA, Research, CSA, Hours of Service, Driver Shortage, Electronic Logging Devices, ATRI, ELDs, ATA MC&E
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Vehicle Sales, Used Truck Sales, Research, Truck Sales
September 22, 2014 - Industry News
Bridgestone will be exploring a natural, domestic source for rubber production at its new Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Arizona.
Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Rubber, Sustainability, Guayule, Research
September 19, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Research, Highway Funding, Highways
September 18, 2014 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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
Tags: Research, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Technology, Research, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, North American Council for Freight Efficiency
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Oil Prices, Research, Department of Energy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new survey asking trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top concerns.
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns, Stakeholders, ATA, Research
August 6, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Research, Mergers & Acquisitions
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking capacity is indeed tight, according to the third-quarter 2014 Fleet Sentiment Report survey conducted in July by CK Commercial Vehicle Research, and carriers are trying many methods to improve productivity.
Tags: Productivity, Research, Capacity
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
A leading transportation researcher has characterized a report prepared for the railroad-funded Railway Supply Institute on the safety of larger trailers in trucking as fatally flawed.
Tags: Safety, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, Safety & Compliance, Trailers, Longer Combination Vehicles, Railroads, UMTRI
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been awarded two federal contracts worth a combined potential $55 million to further study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and conduct research in the field of automated vehicles.
Tags: Drivers, Truck Safety, Research, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Safety & Compliance, Automated Driving
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Medium and heavy duty vehicles represent less than 5% of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines powered by either gasoline or diesel. That is changing as less expensive alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity make inroads in the market.
Tags: Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research
Orders for Class 8 trucks in June were surprisingly high at 26,729 units after a solid May, according to new figures released by commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research.
Tags: Research, ACT Research, Truck Orders
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index in May, at a reading of 5.74, reflects some headwinds affecting truck fleet results, according to this latest report from the transportation forecasting firm.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR
July 11, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. third-party logistics market gross revenue grew 3.2% from 2012-2013 and growth will be 5.2% for 2014 as the U.S. economy continues to expand.
Tags: Research, 3PL, Logistics
A new report finds that the nation’s rural transportation system is in need of modernization to address deficient roads and bridges, due in part to increased truck traffic, and suffer from high crash rates and inadequate capacity.
Tags: Research, Highway Fatalities, Highway Funding, Highways, Interstate
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6 percent in May from April, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index released Thursday.
Tags: Economy, Research, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
The freight transportation forecasting firm FTR has released preliminary data showing June 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 26,255 units, an impressive 41% year-over-year increase and the best June since 2005.
Tags: Research, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
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