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NACFE Updates Low-Rolling-Resistance Tire Reports

NACFE Updates Low-Rolling-Resistance Tire Reports

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has revised its Confidence Reports on low-rolling-resistance tires to reflect industry developments since they were published in 2015.

October 16, 2020

FTR: September Trailer Orders Jump to Third Highest Month on Record
Report: Revenue Per Mile Decreased Year over Year

Report: Revenue Per Mile Decreased Year over Year

According to the American Truck Business Services’ (ATBS) Mid-Year Independent Contractor Benchmarks and Trends Report, while some aspects of trucking, such as mpg, have improved since June 2019, revenue has seen an overall drop in the past year.

October 13, 2020

FTR: August Was a Strong Month for Carriers
Spot Van Rates Hit High for All Segments
NHTSA Reports Slight Increase in Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities
ATA, U.S. Xpress Reveal Forecasts for Short-, Long-Term
Used Trucks Volumes Up, Average Price Down for August

Used Trucks Volumes Up, Average Price Down for August

While the first eight months of 2020 showed used truck pricing 17% than the previous year, the recent bump from July to August saw a 7.8% increase over 2019, according to a recent report from J.D. Power.

September 25, 2020

For-Hire Trucking Index Emphasizes Continued Driver Shortage
August Truck Tonnage Index Dropped Compared to July, Last Year
DAT August Rates Almost Climb to All-Time High

DAT August Rates Almost Climb to All-Time High

According to DAT Freight & Analytics, August’s spot truckload rates almost set an all-time high, with spot van, refrigerated and flatbed rates higher month over month and load-to-truck ratios increasing at the end of summer.

September 15, 2020

August Trailer Orders Jump Almost 50%

August Trailer Orders Jump Almost 50%

According to FTR, preliminary U.S. trailer orders for August increased 49% since July to 28,700 units, the biggest jump since October 2019.

September 14, 2020

NACFE Revises Tractor, Trailer Aero Reports

NACFE Revises Tractor, Trailer Aero Reports

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has revised its Tractor Aerodynamic Devices and Trailer Aerodynamic Devices confidence reports. Originally published in 2016, several equipment developments led NACFE to revise the reports.

September 10, 2020

Trucking Conditions Dropped in July, But Stayed Positive

Trucking Conditions Dropped in July, But Stayed Positive

Although FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for July was down approximately 25% from June’s 11.35 reading, trucking conditions continue to remain favorable for carriers as the recovery continues across the country.

September 9, 2020

2020 Fact Book: Safety [Photos]

2020 Fact Book: Safety [Photos]

With the recent addition of the fed's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, the industry is now, more than ever, in need of data concerning the safety of its drivers and the environment in which they work.

September 8, 2020