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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.
Trucking economist projects positive near-term outlook

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

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.
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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

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

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

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

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 ...
Karl Rove outlines murky path to White House

Karl Rove outlines murky path to White House

The challenges facing the country in the current U.S. election cycle are nothing new, said Karl Rove, political strategist and former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, during a ...

Volvo not resting on its laurels: OEM eyes new market segments after restructure

The restructuring of Volvo Group’s business units announced last month that splits Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks into two distinct units in North America will lead to improvements in customer ...
Economic expansion expected to continue through 2016, boosting trucking economy 

Economic expansion expected to continue through 2016, boosting trucking economy 

Speaking at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday, Rob Dieli benchmarked Truckable Economic Activity (TEA) at $10.6 trillion, calling the odds for a recession through September of ...