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ACT reports Class 8 net orders are up 93 percent

Posted 07/21 · 08:11 AM · LM Editorial
Even though trucking capacity remains tight, an ongoing increase in Class 8 commercial vehicle orders and production remains strong, according to data released by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.

Transportation news: Pulse of Commerce Index is down 1.9 percent

Posted 07/19 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
Even though various metrics of late indicate the economy maybe slowing down, a recent decline in a transportation-focused economic survey does not necessarily make it so.

Trucking/Intermodal news: J.B. Hunt posts strong second quarter results

Posted 07/16 · 01:31 PM · LM Editorial
Steady economic improvement throughout the course of the second quarter paved the way for an excellent performance for trucking and intermodal services provider J.B. Hunt.

Con-way Truckload ‘doubles up’ on trailers

Posted 07/16 · 10:07 AM · LM Editorial
Con-way Truckload, a subsidiary of transportation and logistics services provider Con-way, said this week it has introduced a new offering for shippers to better utilize trailer space, as well as better effectively secure freight to prevent shipment damage.

Trucking-Global logistics: Penske rolls out new Mexico location

Posted 07/16 · 09:18 AM · LM Editorial
Penske Truck Leasing, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, said this week it has opened up a new facility in Tijuana, Mexico.
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Trucking news: ACT report projects 2010 Class 8 vehicle sales to be up 26 percent year-over-year

Posted 07/15 · 07:11 AM · LM Editorial
The market for Class 8 vehicles continues to show sustained strength, according to recent data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
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LTL news: NEMF announces Ohio expansion

Posted 07/15 · 06:20 AM · LM Editorial
In a move designed to expand its services in the Midwest, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider New England Motor Freight (NEMF) said this week it has opened up a new terminal in Toledo, Ohio.
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Transportation news: BTS Freight Transportation Services Index is down from previous levels

Posted 07/14 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May, following two months of sequential increases.

Trucking news: FTR cites strong growth in Class 8 net orders in June

Posted 07/08 · 10:37 AM · LM Editorial
Showing that there is still positive momentum in the trucking sector, freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates said this week that June Class 8 truck total net orders were up significantly compared to May.

Trucking news: On-board recorders run into legal static from owner-operators

Posted 07/08 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
When it comes to electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs), independent truck driver owner-operators have one message to the government: stay out of my business.

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