The economy likely will stay in the doldrums until at least the middle of 2009, but the trucking industry may have weathered the worst of it.
The federal law that sets long-term surface transportation policy will expire next October.
Anticipation of 2010 emissions regulations could cause fleets to pre-buy equipment, but that might only weaken the market.
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It shouldn't have taken a cash shortfall for the Highway Fund to be repaid.
A bad truck accident, plus public outcry for increased regulation equals more expensive trucks.
Give me 10 cents and I'll hand you back a dollar.