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Indicators: Tonnage dipped again in March, freight market mixed to start 2017

Indicators: Tonnage dipped again in March, freight market mixed to start 2017

Tonnage dipped in March from February. Despite the drop, truck tonnage is up 2.5 percent year to date. After a strong finish to 2016, 2017 has sent mixed signals on ...
Indicators: Freight volume climbs, but rates lag; contract market is ‘bluntly, ugly’

Indicators: Freight volume climbs, but rates lag; contract market is ‘bluntly, ugly’

All three major truckload segments saw freight volume soar in March, but rates were slow to react. Likewise, a report from investment firm Stifel says carriers are still having a ...
Indicators: Conditions for carriers appear stronger, trucking employment continues to grow

Indicators: Conditions for carriers appear stronger, trucking employment continues to grow

Recent trucking indicators: Market conditions for carriers saw positive momentum in February, though rate growth could be sluggish for the next few months. Also, the for-hire trucking industry added 4,700 ...

Rates in and out of Atlanta likely won’t be affected by I-85 closure

“I-85 is not a major truck lane through Atlanta,” says DAT's Ken Harper. “The impact is going to be minimal to negligable.”
Flatbed rates soared, reefer rates drove in March

Flatbed rates soared, reefer rates drove in March

Flatbed rates hit their highest mark in a year and a half. Reefer rates, however, sank to their second lowest point since early 2013.
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Indicators: Tonnage down in February, index points to rate growth

Indicators: Tonnage down in February, index points to rate growth

Truck tonnage was down in February, while the monthly Shippers Conditions Index for January points to economic growth and tightening capacity. Both reports reveal positive trends for freight growth.
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Driver turnover rates tumbled in late ’16 to lowest since 2011

The turnover rate fell on a quarterly basis in all four quarters last year, as the freight environment remained choppy throughout 2016.
Indicators: Trucking conditions point to ‘better year ahead,’ freight jumped in February

Indicators: Trucking conditions point to ‘better year ahead,’ freight jumped in February

“If capacity doesn’t meet demand, then truckers will be able to raise prices. However, we don’t expect to see that impact until late 2017, or into 2018," says FTR COO ...
Indicators: Trucking employment rallied in February

Indicators: Trucking employment rallied in February

The for-hire trucking industry added more than 10,000 jobs in February, wiping out a sizable loss seen in January and pushing industry employment to a new high.
'There's more freight coming your way' in 2017, trucking economist contends

‘There’s more freight coming your way’ in 2017, trucking economist contends

Carriers should, if current indicators hold true, prepare for better freight volume in 2017, said American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.
Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in January, index hints at positive momentum for rates

Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in January, index hints at positive momentum for rates

Hopes for a turnaround in the soft trucking environment remain as tonnage rose in January and line haul rates saw their best year-over-year numbers in 11 months.
Indicators: Trucking Conditions lagged in December, but still expected to gain in 2017

Indicators: Trucking Conditions lagged in December, but still expected to gain in 2017

Despite a December decline, FTR still projects conditions for 2017 to steadily swing in carriers’ favor. Also, the DOT reported a freight upswing in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Stay Metrics creates new predictive driver turnover model

Stay Metrics creates new predictive driver turnover model

With the new Predictive 2.0 model, Stay Metrics is providing motor carriers with insights on why drivers leave their companies.

Reports show slow freight, rates took their toll on largest carriers’ bottom lines in 2016

2016 earnings reports from some of the country's largest carriers -- with a few exceptions -- show drops in revenue, income and other metrics.
Indicators: Trucking drops 1,400 jobs in January, ‘Shippers Conditions’ positive for carriers

Indicators: Trucking drops 1,400 jobs in January, ‘Shippers Conditions’ positive for carriers

Trucking employment dipped for the first time in 6 months. Also, the 2017 outlook for shippers is trending negative -- a good thing for carriers in rate negotiations.