Economy

Saying goodbye to Michigan’s Te-Khi and Tekon independent truckstops

| March 03, 2010

Soft freight and high fuel got you down? You're not alone. Though business for the nation's truckers has picked up since the extremely slow period we all saw last year, difficulties continue for many, and for ...

Is it recovery yet?

| February 05, 2010

It’s hard some weeks to stack up the economic reports and figure if things are getting better or worse. This week was no exception.

A confident public and stronger freight

| January 27, 2010

Two bits of news breaking Wednesday offered some encouragement that the economy, and trucking with it, will continue rebounding.

Index at year’s highest level

Deirdra Drinkard | December 30, 2009

The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November.

A creeping, sputtering recovery

| December 29, 2009

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

Manufacturing sustains its hot streak in November

| December 01, 2009

Manufacturing monitor ISM issued a good news, bad news report today, but the good outweighs the bad.    The sector expanded in November for the fourth consecutive month, says the Institute for Supply Management. The downside ...

Truck dealers analyze a year’s anemic sales

| November 25, 2009

It still appears to be a buyer’s market for Class 8 trucks, according to a report from the truck dealers’ trade group. It’s been “a year of heavy depreciation for the highway sleeper market,” says ...

Chalk it up as a decent quarter

| October 30, 2009

There was a mixed bag of trucking-related economic reports Friday, though the good seems to outweigh the bad. The American Truck Dealers, citing trade press reports, notes that third-quarter earnings reports from fleets show freight volumes ...

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