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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Commercial trailer orders continued their strong rebound in July compared to a difficult 2009, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Following two consecutive months of declines, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said that its advance seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage index was up 1.5 percent in July.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Truck sizes and weights have largely been frozen at the federal level since 1993. Now the industry and a coalition of shipping interests are again testing the waters in Washington to see if now might be the time to take another look at that emotional and politically charged issue.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
While over-the-road transportation capacity remains tight, spot market freight availability continues its upward trend, according to the TransCore North American Freight Index.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
While talk of a possible “double-dip recession” gains momentum, results from the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) are doing its part to quell that theory.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Citing a strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second quarter, ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said it expects continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers.
Posted on 08/11 at 12:05 PM
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Even though the price per gallon of diesel fuel has been below the $3 mark for the past 11 weeks, that could be changing soon based on recent data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 08/10 at 11:35 AM
Monday, August 09, 2010
In a development that would be laughable if it were not so calculatingly devious, the Teamsters have forged a partnership with “progressives” comprising community activists and environmental groups to mandate that independent owner-operator truckers be banned from the ports.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Shipments and expenditures are both down, and other freight indices are showing some recent slippage.
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In a blow to free enterprise, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. introduced a bill last week mandating the use of union drayage drivers at all U.S. seaports