trucking economy

August Class 8 orders rebound, up 27 percent

| September 07, 2012

FTR's preliminary data shows August Class 8 truck net orders at 15,935 units, up 27 percent from July.

Trucking adds 1,400 jobs in August

| September 07, 2012

For-hire trucking companies added 1,400 payroll jobs in August as the overall U.S. economy added 96,000 nonfarm jobs.

Equipment lease confidence down

| August 21, 2012

Reading is down from the July index, reflecting ongoing industry concerns over economic, regulatory and political uncertainty.

Monthly tonnage index up year over year 4.1%

| August 21, 2012

ATA's advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1 percent in June.

Shippers Index unchanged

| August 16, 2012

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for June basically was unchanged from the previous month and remains in near-neutral territory.

Trucking Conditions Index continues downward trend

| August 09, 2012

FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index for June continued its downward trend, declining a half point from May to a reading of 4.5.

Record-low bankruptcies shows signs of stability

| August 07, 2012

Trucking fleet bankruptcy report shows some semblance of stability for trucking companies.

Trucking adds 3,100 jobs in July

| August 03, 2012

For-hire trucking companies added 3,100 payroll jobs in July as the overall U.S. economy added a net of 163,000 nonfarm jobs.

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