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FTR: Sluggish Economy Will Keep Truck Freight Flat

FTR: Sluggish Economy Will Keep Truck Freight Flat

Economic activity drives the freight market, but paying attention only to indicators of the economy’s overall health doesn’t tell the whole story of what may be ahead for trucking.

September 16, 2019

Pre-Tariff Shipping Could Be Causing Recent Uptick in Freight
August Truck Orders Show Modest Monthly Increase

August Truck Orders Show Modest Monthly Increase

Early reports on Class 8 truck orders for the month of August show a modest increase compared to July, but as manufacturers open up slots for 2020, it seems that fleets are in no hurry to fill them.

September 5, 2019

Truck Fleet Earnings Are Lagging the Overall Economy
2019 Fact Book: Logistics

2019 Fact Book: Logistics

In HDT’s fifth annual Fact Book the second section deals with all aspects of logistics, giving a statistical look at how fleets are addressing available freight over the course of a year.

August 26, 2019

Trailer Orders Recover from Weak June, but Still Down for the Year
2019 Fact Book: Trucking Industry Stats

2019 Fact Book: Trucking Industry Stats

HDT’s fifth annual Fact Book is a fascinating overview of our industry by the numbers. The first section deals with statistics about the industry itself including costs, revenues and the volume of available work.

August 21, 2019

During Rollercoaster Year, Truck Tonnage Recovers in July
Don Daseke Steps Down as CEO of Daseke

Don Daseke Steps Down as CEO of Daseke

Don Daseke will retire from his roles as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the flatbed company he founded, effective immediately. Chief Operating Officer Chris Easter will serve as interim CEO.

August 15, 2019

Uncertain Trucking Environment Puts Hold on Driver Pay Hikes and Capacity Additions
Car Hauler Jack Cooper Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Overall Trucking Conditions Improve but Remain Negative in FTR’s Index
Are the Economy’s Skies Turning Darker? [Commentary]

Are the Economy’s Skies Turning Darker? [Commentary]

Growing up in the Midwest, you learn which cloud formations lead to slow and steady rain, and which often lead to more severe weather. Looking back at economic activity at the first half of 2019, we may be looking at the latter

August 8, 2019

Are We In a Truck Recession?

Are We In a Truck Recession?

First-quarter 2019 GDP grew at 3.2%, and the latest guess about the second quarter is 1.7%. That latter number is a disappointment for sure, but it is not a negative, says longtime trucking economic analyst Noel Perry. But what about freight?

August 5, 2019

Celadon Secures $165 Million in Long-Term Financing