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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
“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 hit their highest mark in a year and a half. Reefer rates, however, sank to their second lowest point since early 2013.
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.
The turnover rate fell on a quarterly basis in all four quarters last year, as the freight environment remained choppy throughout 2016.
“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 ...
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.
Carriers should, if current indicators hold true, prepare for better freight volume in 2017, said American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.
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.
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.
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2016 earnings reports from some of the country's largest carriers -- with a few exceptions -- show drops in revenue, income and other metrics.
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.