Economy

POLL: What’s your business outlook for 2016?

Owner-operators, how do economic conditions and your opportunity for profit look from the driver's seat in your business? Will the coming year be better, about the same or worse than the one in the rear view?

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Probability of recession in 2016 small, say analysts

At once, some put the probability of a true recession by 2018 around 80 percent. "Go long with your shippers" to solidify relationships, panelists at Truckstop.com's user conference urge.

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Regulations to present challenge, opportunity in the new year

At Truckstop.com's first user conference in Dallas, company head Scott Moscrip expressed cautious optimism about the coming year and previewed new payment, rate, insurance and other products.

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Next recession could hit as early as late 2016, say analysts

FTR Associates' "state of freight" seminar/Q&A reflected readers' recent suggestions that owner-operators ought to start the belt-tightening now to prepare for a cyclical economic downturn -- starting as early as late 2016.

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Freight volumes: Up last week on the spot market in spite of falling economic conditions

All the same, economist Noel Perry of FTR and Truckstop.com sounded some sour notes on economic outlook in the weekly Trans4Cast newsletter on spot freight trends and more.

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The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

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Future for trucking bright? ATA predicts so

Trucking will see continued growth both in freight and revenue in the next 10 years, according to the American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025.

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Investment banker’s front-line info source: You

A banker who looks to drivers for front-line economic information predicts some good times ahead -- what does business look like where you sit?

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Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative responses" that improve experiences for carriers' drivers and customers.

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POLL: What is driving tight capacity in truckload today?

The economy is improving, and capacity is tight, which means rates are gaining. Is driver pay lagging behind those improvements? Or is one of several other possibilities the main contributor to tight capacity conditions today? Tell us your thoughts in this poll.

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