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Friday, May 15, 2015

The trucking industry would like to see greater use of longer combination vehicles, specifically 33-foot twin trailers instead of the currently legal 28-foot “pups” that dot the major interstates right now.
Posted on 05/15 at 10:07 AM
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A combination of market factors contributed to sustained level of market softness in the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Posted on 05/12 at 08:25 AM
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Monday, May 11, 2015

According to the ATA, total 2014 trucking industry revenue was $700.4 billion, which alone is a staggering number, but making it all the more impressive is that it represents the first time annual industry revenue has topped $700 billion.
Posted on 05/11 at 11:27 AM
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Friday, May 01, 2015

Well-run private fleets continue to set the gold standard for service, safety, and accountability. However, operating a highly efficient fleet takes work—and money. Increasingly, private fleet managers are operating a “blended” operation, alternating between their own trucks and for-hire options to help mitigate costs.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:00 PM
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The announcement by “big brown” that they’re adding 1,400 more compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks to their fleet should be interpreted by others as a signal to start getting in gear on alternative fleet fuel system reviews.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:00 AM
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March was up 1.1 percent on the heels of a revised 2.8 percent (from 3.1 percent) February decline, with the SA index at 133.5 (2000=100). This is off 0.3 percent from the all-time high for the SA of 135.8 from January 2015 and is up 5 percent annually.
Posted on 04/24 at 12:11 PM
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Trucking interests are asking Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make changes in the way the five-year-old Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program uses data collection involving truck accidents to rate fleets on their overall safety.
Posted on 04/07 at 10:10 AM
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Analysts say our annual listing reflects the management teams that are willing to get their hands dirty in order to compete in the cutthroat world of deregulated trucking. Here are the carriers that are leverage rolling assets and technology to post the most impressive financial numbers.
Posted on 04/01 at 10:00 AM
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for January rose to a positive 2.6 reading, reflecting a one month reaction to fuel price reductions and adjustment for reversal of the 2013 Hours of Service changes.
Posted on 03/25 at 09:20 AM
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Friday, March 13, 2015

The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to reflect how current market conditions are translating into solid overall momentum for motor carriers.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:41 AM
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