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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in January dropped 4.3 percent, following a 0.8 percent drop in December, and the not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 122.3 in January.
Posted on 02/19 at 08:02 AM
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Following steps taken in 2011 to mandate new heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards going into effect this year and running through 2018, President Barack Obama said this week he is again upping the ante for further fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks that will head into next decade.
Posted on 02/19 at 03:36 AM
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Friday, February 14, 2014

The FMCSA is committed to getting unsafe truckers off the road, and Administrator Ferro has, in essence, put shippers on notice. Stop playing Russian Roulette with trucks! If your company uses even one unsafe carrier, and something bad happens, your company will pay a price and (in the words of Administrator Ferro) be “held accountable.”
Posted on 02/14 at 02:34 AM
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

With the economy continuing to show modest signs of progress, truck tonnage volumes ended 2013 on a positive note, according to data issued today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted on 01/22 at 07:34 AM
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Keeping an eye on over-the-road capacity at its current levels and speculating on what its future levels may be has become more than a passing interest for freight transportation and supply chain stakeholders.
Posted on 01/10 at 06:03 AM
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
Posted on 01/01 at 09:00 PM
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To kick off 2014, I’m going to reinforce a rather bold suggestion that Group News Editor Jeff Berman made in his first blog post of the new year: Let’s cut out the use of the adjective “cautious” before we use the noun “optimism” when referring to the state of the U.S. economy.
Posted on 01/01 at 09:00 AM
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Help is on the way to ease the financial burden of unionized trucking companies that belong to multiemployer pension plans and possibly assist those companies in their attempt to continue to belong to those plans under modernized rules.
Posted on 12/19 at 12:50 AM
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Unionized jobs in the trucking industry today are as scarce as four-leaf clovers in the desert, and the growing nonunion trucking sector says that is no accident. They work hard at it every day.
Posted on 12/18 at 12:15 AM
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Spurred by signs of future positive growth, recent data released by Transport Capital Partners (TCP) points to increased optimism for motor carriers in the form of increased volumes and rates.
Posted on 12/17 at 03:37 AM
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