Accurate data and information are critical to making good decisions. Our editorial team has combed through publicly available statistics and worked with researchers and analysts to bring you insights on the current state of the industry, as well as historical trends and future forecasts.
September 8, 2020
The American Transportation Research Institute recently launched its annual Top Industry Issues Survey, which asks the industry shareholders to rank the top issues of concern, as well as potential strategies for addressing each issue.
September 8, 2020
In HDT’s 2020 Fact Book, this section deals with all aspects of logistics, giving a statistical look at how fleets are addressing available freight over the course of a year.
September 4, 2020
HDT’s sixth annual Fact Book is a fascinating overview of our industry by the numbers. The following graphs, charts, tables, and infographics are designed to not only give you a snapshot of the industry at this point in time, but also to serve as a reference guide you can keep handy throughout the year.
September 2, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted how the country has been operating since March, calling upon the trucking industry to step up and help move it forward, but how are fleets and their drivers being affected?
September 1, 2020
Spot truckload freight activity saw a bump last week as a result of shippers and logistics companies repositioning freight that would be affected by a pair of major storms along the Gulf Coast.
August 26, 2020
According to the American Trucking Associations, the advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 5.1% in July (109.6) after increasing 8.9% the previous month (115.5).
August 18, 2020
After a record low of -28.66 this past April, FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index jumped to a historic high to 11.35 for June, the highest in a decade.
August 13, 2020
ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index for June data is showing continued improvement, rising to 70.4 in June. This is a huge improvement from April’s 19.3 and even the jump to 50.2 a month earlier in May.
July 23, 2020
After dropping 1% in May, the American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 8.7% in June, equaling 115.3 compared with 106.1 in May.
July 21, 2020
While FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading for May made a comeback from a “worst-ever” level in April to a reading of -5.19, it is still not doing well from a historical perspective.
July 16, 2020
While May’s Cass Freight Index showed some improvement in activity over the previous month, the index for both shipments and expenditures came in 20% below May 2019.
June 16, 2020
A recent CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) focus group report shows both for-hire and private fleets are not feeling extremely confident in the current state of the commercial trucking industry.
June 10, 2020
Now that states are beginning to relax COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and allowing some businesses to reopen, HDT wants to hear how this is affecting your fleet.
June 3, 2020
The American Transportation Research Institute is calling for motor carriers to contribute to its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report, now in its 12th year.
June 3, 2020