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Prepping a used truck for sale

Change the channel: If your used trucks are sitting unsold along the fence, it’s time to rethink your sales strategy

Meeting or exceeding market price should be the goal of any seller in a used truck sales transaction. Fleets looking to recoup maximum value for used trucks often turn first ...

Time to sell: Used truck prices have stabilized, but 2014/2015 used models could send prices spiraling downward

Though prices stabilized in the first half of 2017 – holding near $60,000 through June – that modest rebound might be only a calm before the storm. Tractors sold in ...

Reading the tea leaves of freight rates: when will ELDs have an impact?

Signs are starting to appear that rate volatility could begin ahead of the Dec., 2017, ELD mandate.

Analysis shows ELDs having no impact on rates

Analysis show that rate increases will have to come from increased demand, but so far demand in 2017 has been soft.
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Trucking economist projects positive near-term outlook

The short-term economic outlook is positive, but political risk factors threaten to destabilize economic growth, said Eric Starks, chairman and CEO of FTR, during the economic outlook presentation at the ...

Karlgaard talks Trump, tech disruptors at TCA conference

U.S. economic growth averaging just under 2 percent since the end of the recession has resulted in three trillion dollars’ worth of economic activity that never formed, said Rich Karlgaard, ...

First ATA Economic Summit to offer fleets look at economy

ATA says attendees will have the opportunity to gain perspective on the economy and forecasts in the supply chain to help plan their fleet's futures.

Economic panel: Slow going for U.S. economy

The anemic economic recovery also is reflected in the trucking industry, with total truckload volumes flat on a year-over-year basis, said Bob Costello, ATA chief economist and session moderator. “Freight ...

McLeod Software sprinting to help carriers, brokers meet FSMA requirements

Tom McLeod said it is a top priority for his software company to develop new features that help carriers and brokers meet the FSMA requirements by April, 2017.

Carriers need to plan for potential global recession, transpo economists say

Despite strong headwinds from various sources, the U.S. economy continues to grow slowly, but carriers need to have a plan in place for the coming years should the economy reverse ...

Carriers, brokers using tech to improve bid response during 2016 freight recession

Bid packages from shippers can be time consuming with hundreds - and potentially thousands - of lanes to analyze and respond to with pricing.

DTNA opens new headquarters in Portland

After two years of construction, Daimler Trucks North America announced the opening of its new headquarters on its corporate campus along the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. ...

Bernie Sanders says he’d work to ‘take trucks off the road’ with modern rail system if elected president

It’s unclear whether he meant all trucks or just some trucks, but speaking this weekend, presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, running as a Democrat, told a crowd of supporters the ...