truck freight

Is trucking ready for more freight? ATA says so, despite infrastructure hazards

The expanded Panama Canal is expected to bring with it an abundance of freight for the U.S. trucking industry. Is it prepared for it?

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Trucking rebound outpaces economy, but outlook is fuzzy

Trucking has recovered from the recession much better than the economy at large, but the rebound slowed in recent months, economist Jim Meil said. Various domestic and global trends cast doubt on what’s next. Meil, vice president and chief economist for Eaton Corp., addressed the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas today. A former professor, Meil rated the state of trucking a B+. That’s largely due to a rebound in U.S. manufacturing (B) and non-defense capital spending ...

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Freight index unchanged in May, year-to-year up 4.3%

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry was unchanged in May from April.

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DOT freight index dips in January

For-hire transportation freight fell 3.6 percent in January from December but was 1.6 percent higher than in January 2011.

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Roadside Attractions

Interesting and odd parts of trucking, truck gauges, truck gallery and many more industry news items are featured.

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ATA tonnage index dips in August

Compared with August 2010, tonnage was up 5.2 percent.

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Spot freight rates up slightly in February

Nationwide van rates for truck freight moved on the spot market remained stable in February, according to TransCore.

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FTR: 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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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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Spot freight index jumps in December

December's freight index was the highest since September 2008 and double that of December 2008.

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