truck freight

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

| April 11, 2013

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?

Trucking rebound outpaces economy, but outlook is fuzzy

| August 23, 2012

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 ...

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

| July 11, 2012

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

DOT freight index dips in January

| March 14, 2012

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

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | November 01, 2011

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

ATA tonnage index dips in August

| September 28, 2011

Compared with August 2010, tonnage was up 5.2 percent.

Spot freight rates up slightly in February

| March 09, 2011

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

FTR: Truck demand stays weak

| February 24, 2010

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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