Economy

Pay trends, part 1: Near-term forecast mixed

| October 15, 2012

While industry analysts say rising owner-operator compensation for both leased drivers and independents is on a slow rise, anecdotal reports and some polls suggest otherwise.

Cummins to shut down facilities, reduce work force

| October 10, 2012

Cummins says it's responding to a weak global economy by cutting costs while maintaining investments in growth programs with planned work week reductions, shutdowns at some manufacturing facilities and some targeted work force reductions.

Hot Button: Truckers’ choice for President

| September 12, 2012

Sixty-six percent of Overdrive readers participating in our 2012 presidential election poll favored Mitt Romney as their candidate of choice.

Manufacturing index contracts in July

| August 01, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in July for the second time since July 2009.

Freedom drives prosperity, economist tells fleet execs

| June 14, 2012

Speaking to attendees of the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Vegas on Wednesday, noted economist Dr. Barry Asmus gave an enthusiastic endorsement of American exceptionalism and the importance of maintaining freedom and limited ...

The owner-operator: Takes a lickin’, still tickin’

| May 11, 2012

Looking at the overall need for owner-operators, their health tracks freight demand.

Landstar’s 2012 start good sign for owner-operators

| April 27, 2012

The nation's largest owner-operator fleet, Landstar, reports that it had its best first quarter ever.

Trucking still dominant, says ATA

| April 18, 2012

Trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral part of the U.S. economy, according to the American Trucking Association’s 2012 edition of its American Trucking Trends, which is available now ...

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