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Indicators: Conditions for carriers improve, as do rates

Market conditions for trucking companies improved slightly in November, according to the Trucking Conditions Index from FTR. Conditions -- and rates -- could be poised for continued improvement throughout 2017, ...

Indicators: Freight volume on the upswing

Truckload freight volume rose 8 percent in December from November, according to DAT’s North American Freight Index, marking the sixth consecutive month for spot market freight growth. Reefer freight volume ...

Survey: Shippers expect freight volumes to climb in 2017

Shippers mostly expect freight movement to grow in 2017, according to a survey of more than 2,200 shippers recently conducted by Averitt Express, one of the country’s largest carriers.

CCJ MarketPulse: Fleets optimistic about 2017

MarketPulse survey respondents are increasingly bullish about business conditions over the next six months, with 56.5 percent of respondents expecting business conditions to improve. That and more from this month's ...

Trucking employment rally continued in December with 1,400-job hike

Trucking industry employment in December grew by 1,400 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s preliminary Employment Situation Report released Jan. 6. Following a turbulent first half of 2016, December’s job ...

Latest on rates: Van jumps while reefer and flatbed hold

Per-mile rates in all three major truckload segments tumbled from early 2015 through late 2016. Truckstop.com-reported averages in recent months reveal rates have stabilized. In December, van rates surged. Reefer ...

Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in November, more gains expected

The amount of freight moved by for-hire carriers, as measured by ATA’s monthly Truck Tonnage Index, jumped 8.2 percent in November from October, ATA reported this week. Compared to November ...

Rush: Expect poor Class 8 numbers in 2017

Rush Enterprises CEO and President Rusty Rush sees a bleak coming year for the Class 8 truck market, but he believes other segments of the industry should remain steady.

Indicators: ‘Trucking conditions’ sag for carriers, but growth is near, analyst says

“Despite the pullback in the October TCI there is sufficient evidence in the marketplace to indicate a turnaround is in the works for truckers,” says FTR COO Jonathan Starks.

Indicators: Driver turnover rates continue to fall, e-commerce spurs freight

Sluggish freight in the third quarter depressed driver turnover rates. E-commerce freight the last five weeks, however, has driven climbing rates inbound to major distribution hubs like Denver and Allentown, ...

Indicators: Flatbed rates dip, reefer and van climb

Per-mile rates on the spot market mostly showed positive movement in November, according to monthly transactional data from Truckstop.com. Rates for van and reefer gained several cents in the month, ...

Trucking employment continues upward momentum in November

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,100 jobs in November, according to the Department of Labor’s most recent report. The highlight of the month’s employment report, however, was the DOL’s upward ...

Indicators: Soft freight demand, excess capacity continue to drag rates

Linehaul rates, though up month to month, continued a streak of eight months of year-over-year losses. Conditions for shippers, however, could signal a looming period of rate growth.

Indicators: Tonnage, trucking conditions continued to slide in October and September

Freight and market conditions slipped in September and October, but both are expected to be near their bottom and climb in 2017.