FTR Associates

Study: EPA rules driving new truck demand

Fleets appear to be taking advantage of build slots for power units with pre-2010 EPA engines while they are still available, FTR says.

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Study: short intermodal revenue share drops

The share of domestic intermodal revenue movements accounted for by moves of 1,000 miles or less has declined in the past year, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Domestic intermodal equipment moving less than 1,000 miles accounted for 42 percent of total North American domestic equipment revenue moves, down 1 percent from the same period in 2009. Similarly, movements of less than 1,500 miles declined by 1.2 percent during the same period. Domestic intermodal equipment consists ...

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Study: Short intermodal share dips

Domestic intermodal equipment moving less than 1,000 miles accounted for 42 percent of total moves.

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Forecast: Driver shortage looming

The driver shortage could be close to 200,000 this year and could grow to about 400,000 in 2011 and 2012.

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Truck orders up 35% in March

March Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American manufacturers increased 35.9 percent higher than February, preliminary data from FTR Associates indicate.

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Truck orders increase 35% in March

March Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American manufacturers rose to 10,505 units.

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FTR sees weak truck demand

The firm forecasts 2010 demand for Class 8 vehicles will increase just 3 percent over 2009.

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LogBook

The cross-border trucking program with Mexico, a driver screening Web site, the Illiana Expressway, IdleAire and truck-only toll lanes in Florida are among the issues featured.

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LogBook

IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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FTR: Class 8 truck demand stays weak

The firm forecast only marginal gains for Class 8 truck demand for 2010, even as demand for truck freight appears to be improving.

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