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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Monday, November 01, 2010
Following two straight months of growth, the October edition of the Cass Information Systems Freight Index fell in October.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Even though the economy and the freight transportation market are still on a bumpy road, truck tonnage took a step forward, with September volumes up compared to August, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Monday, October 25, 2010
Recent data published by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicates that net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles—at 15,231—were up 37 percent year-over-year in September. This output follows a 15 percent annual bump in August.
At a time when capacity across all modes of freight transportation is tightening, coupled with a slower-than-hoped-for economic recovery, many logistics, supply chain, and transportation managers responding to a Logistics Management survey report they are expecting to pay higher rates throughout the remainder of 2010 and into 2011.
Friday, October 22, 2010
As five leading U.S. trucking companies are calling for federal regulations that would require all interstate trucking companies to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) on all their trucks to verify legal duty status of their drivers, their customers are being urged to make changes as well.
Posted on 10/22 at 12:21 PM
Thursday, October 14, 2010
As various economic indices, freight metrics, and trucking companies are reporting declining and stagnant volumes during the second half of the year, the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) appears to be following suit, as the PCI declined 0.5 percent in September, following a 1.0 dip in August.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Preliminary data recently released this week by freight transportation forecasting firm and consultancy FTR Associates indicates that September Class 8 truck total net orders for North American OEM’s at 14,872 units are up 21.6 percent over August and 38.8 percent year-over-year.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Even though the economy remains stuck in neutral, it appears that the trucking market may be gaining some sustained momentum, based on the September edition of the Cass Information Systems Freight Index.
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
Truck tonnage continued its path on an uneven road, with August volumes seeing a sequential decline for the third time in four months, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).