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Thursday, January 12, 2012
The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Business conditions for shippers appear to be on a fairly typical seasonal pattern, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
As expected, the final rule for truck drivers’ hours-of-service (HOS) was issued by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today. Industry experts maintain it will hinder trucking productivity and increase congestion and costs.
Posted on 12/22 at 02:04 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The uneven nature of business trends for shippers appears to be fully intact based on the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
Posted on 12/20 at 11:19 AM
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Friday, December 02, 2011
These regulatory initiatives have added to the ever-expanding list of labor-related challenges that involve cutting costs while still looking to improve operational efficiencies.
Posted on 12/02 at 04:02 PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
In a filing with the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stated it will roll out its new proposed truck driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules within 30 days.
Posted on 11/30 at 12:54 PM
Monday, October 17, 2011
It is no secret that the trucking industry is not without its challenges. To cite a few examples, go look at what is happening with the proposed Hours-of-Service (HOS) changes, CSA, relatively high diesel prices or any number of other issues.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
In a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, the American Trucking Associations pleaded its case for keeping HOS regulations the way they are.
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Monday, June 20, 2011
FTR said the most recent SCI is at -5.4 percent compared to -11.4 in May, which was the worst SCI reading of this current economic cycle. The firm attributed the 6 point improvement to a slowdown in freight demand growth due to a lull in economic activity, as well as ongoing delays in Federal trucking regulations like driver Hours-of-Service (HOS).