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Where Are We in the Business Cycle?

Stock market volatility, rising interest rates, trade wars and other factors have some wondering if we’re standing on the precipice of the next recession. But company managements echo clear sailing ahead.

Don't Worry About the Economy, Says ATA's Chief Economist

Don’t worry about some signs of the economy softening in recent months, Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, told trucking executives during the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

How Will Trump’s Tariffs Affect Trailer Pricing?

Frank Maly of ACT Research figures the average trailer's price might go up by about $900. Some would be more. Meanwhile, how big a materials villain is China? Blog commentary by Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.

The Truck Tire Trade War

Low cost Chinese tires and other changes to the commercial tire market are forcing top-Tier OEMs and dealers to rethink the services they offer fleets today.

How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect Fleets

President Donald Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum may translate to higher prices to commercial fleets for vehicles and truck or van equipment, fleet management company experts said.