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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The average truck consumes roughly 11,000 gallons of diesel per year. Consequently, even minor shifts in fuel prices have a significant impact on operating costs. For instance, when applied to a fleet of 100 trucks, a price drop of 25 cents per gallon generates annual savings exceeding a quarter of a million dollars.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Even with sequential growth occurring from May to June, overall trucking growth remains at a standstill to a large degree, based on data released today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A new report issued by the American Trucking Associations is aimed at helping fleets recruit and train qualified truck drivers.
Monday, July 16, 2012
TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index, which reflects spot market freight availability on its network of load boards in the United States and Canada, posted a 6.3 percent gain in June on an annual basis while setting a same-month record for highest freight volume in the month of June.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
At a time when the economic recovery has clearly hit a soft patch and the economic road map remains highly uncertain, the road to recovery is being paved for future success.
The TCI, which reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight, dipped 4.0 points from 9.1 in April to 5.1 in May, the most recent month for which data is available.
Posted on 07/10 at 09:30 AM
FTR Associates •
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This decline marked the fifth time in the last six quarters driver turnover has risen, with the rate declining during the fourth quarter of this year, which was preceded by four consecutive quarterly declines.
Monday, June 11, 2012
T. Boone Pickens has long been pushing his “Pickens Plan” to wean America off gasoline and diesel and onto natural gas.
Based on the most recent reading of FTR Associates’ Trucking Conditions Index (TCI), it appears that the trucking sector is showing some signs of solid growth.
Posted on 06/11 at 09:16 AM
FTR Associates •
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Thursday, June 07, 2012
Prior to May’s increase, April was up 0.1 percent and March and February were up 0.3 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively.