Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.
July was the fifth consecutive month the index had been above neutral.
Net orders for all OEMs were up 8.3 percent over July’s number and 16.8 percent better than August 2009, FTR Associates said.
FTR Associates President Eric Starks said the trucking industry should feel progressively better through June 2011.
Truck electrification services are spreading, FMCSA seeks better reporting of convictions, Arrow foresees used truck shortage, the hours rule proposal is advanced and more industry issues are featured.
Transportation-dependent manufacturing growth has been leading the recovery, which is slowing down.
Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs were at 15,667 units, a 20.5 percent increase over May.
The FMCSA changes hours policy, Obama orders heavy-truck fuel standards, an owner-operator recognition program and much more are featured.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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