cvoc 2012

CVOC: Smart spec’ing, buying more important than ever

The trucking industry has changed drastically in the past 10 years, making spec'ing and buying equipment much more complicated than ever before for fleets, said panelists during a session at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Thursday morning.

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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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