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ATRI: Trucking Costs Dropped in 2019

ATRI: Trucking Costs Dropped in 2019

In 2019, the costs of trucking contracted significantly, from $1.82 to $1.65 per mile – a drop of 9%, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual survey.

November 24, 2020

In Praise of NACFE

In Praise of NACFE

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency is an invaluable resource, and its expertise is free, says Rolf Lockwood in his Locking it In blog.

November 20, 2020

ACT Research: YTD Used Class 8 Sales Up, Average Price, Miles and Age Down
 COVID-19 Affecting Cargo Theft Trends
ACT Research: October Trailer Orders Third Highest in History
DAT: October Spot Market’s Record-Breaking Rates

DAT: October Spot Market’s Record-Breaking Rates

Spot truckload rates for dry van and refrigerated freight hit another high in October, according to DAT Freight & Analytics, while average flatbed rates also increased compared to September, they did not surpass 2018’s highs.

November 12, 2020

October Class 8 Orders Jump Higher

October Class 8 Orders Jump Higher

According to separate ACT Research and FTR reporting, October’s preliminary North American Class 8 orders jumped to 38,900 units and 40,100 units, respectively.

November 3, 2020

ACT Research: For-Hire in Tight Supply-Demand Balance
ACT Research: Trailer Orders Jump Again in September
ATA Truck Tonnage Increases in September, Down Year over Year
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