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Despite Soft Freight Environment, Drivers Still In Demand
Is Trucking in the Midst of a Freight Recession?
Spot Market Rates Hit Highest Levels since January
Trailer Orders Continue to Slide as OEMs Catch Up on Production
Truck Tonnage Decline in May Erases Most of April’s Gain
May Was a Frigid Month for Class 8 Truck Orders

May Was a Frigid Month for Class 8 Truck Orders

It’s no secret that orders for Class 8 trucks have been in decline this year, but May is projected to hit new lows, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

June 5, 2019

Trailer Orders Slow Down but Production Nears All-Time Highs
What First-Quarter Fleet Earnings Tell Us

What First-Quarter Fleet Earnings Tell Us

The 3.2% first-quarter GDP figure released by the Commerce Department seems to portray a stronger volume environment than was experienced by the trucking industry, judging by first quarter fleet earnings.

May 28, 2019

ATA Tracks Truck Tonnage Surge in April

ATA Tracks Truck Tonnage Surge in April

April was a strong month for truck tonnage, according to the ATA Truck Tonnage Index, possibly due to factors such as weaker previous months and a late Easter holiday.

May 21, 2019

Trucking Industry Hits the Doldrums with Neutral Economic Outlook
When Economic Data Isn’t What It Appears to Be

When Economic Data Isn’t What It Appears to Be

The first few months of 2019 showed many inconsistencies in economic data, varying wildly from month to month. Is our economy really this inconsistent or is there another reason for the variation?

May 2, 2019

ACT Research Economist says Yellow Lights Flashing as 2020 Draws Near
Harsh Winter and Late Easter Contribute to Dip in Truck Tonnage Index
New Monthly ACT Report Offers Outlook on Future of Freight

New Monthly ACT Report Offers Outlook on Future of Freight

ACT Research will now publish a monthly report that will focus on the future of the U.S. trucking industry. The report, ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook, will cover the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

April 10, 2019

Class 8 Truck Orders Drop Again in March