FTR Associates

FTR: Truck orders up in June

Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs were at 15,667 units, a 20.5 percent increase over May.

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LogBook

The FMCSA changes hours policy, Obama orders heavy-truck fuel standards, an owner-operator recognition program and much more are featured.

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Webinar: Driver shortage could persist

A driver shortage is emerging but several factors are working against meeting the demand for drivers.

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Today: The emerging driver shortage webinar

Freight’s coming back. At the same time, new and proposed regulations threaten to drive thousands of drivers from the industry. As the recession winds down, many carriers could be hamstrung by a serious shortage of drivers able to withstand the scrutiny of Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, enhanced pre-employment screening and possibly tighter health regulations. To address these trends, analyst Noel Perry and fleet executive Tom Kretsinger Jr. will present “The emerging driver shortage” at 3 p.m. ...

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FTR: Truck orders off in May

Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs were at 12,903 units, a 9.8 percent decline from April.

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Report: Fleets challenged to hire

For fleets needing additional drivers, the constraint will be in their ability to hire and train prospects, FTR Associates said.

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A shortage of drivers — and quality

I've been hearing since at least March that many carriers are once again scrounging for drivers. This means a return to business as usual in terms of a driver shortage, only this time it could more severe than normal. The reasons by now are well-known. The economy has been bouncing back. Imminent safety-related regulations -- notably Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 -- are expected to push a significant number of drivers out of the cab. Our friends at the ...

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Intermodal hits record high

Intermodal transport’s share of U.S. long-haul truck traffic reached record highs in the first quarter of 2010, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market share highs. Intermodal’s share of U.S. long-haul (550-plus miles) movements of international and domestic containerized freight in the first quarter of 2010 was about 13.5 percent. “This marks the fourth consecutive share increase for intermodal,” said Lawrence Gross, FTR senior ...

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Report: Intermodal hits record high

Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market share highs in first quarter.

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LogBook

Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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