Trucking is in a growth period, but carriers need to keep an eye on the global economy and its potential impact on freight demand, executive says.
Tight capacity control, modest growth in truck tonnage and falling fuel prices helped improve trucking environment through September.
FTR consultant said he hears FMCSA will propose to reduce driving and duty hours.
FTR is forecasting a tighter, more negative environment for shippers beginning in the fourth quarter.
Preliminary September orders increased 12 percent over August and 56 percent over the same month a year earlier, FTR Associates said.
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The deterioration reflects the current trucking situation in which demand has matched available fleet capacity.
Research firms forecast August build rates of more than 20,500 units, higher than the July level.
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