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Truck orders slide as OEMs run out of build slots
The drop-off in May does not represent a weakening of demand, as freight growth continues to be robust and spot rates hit all-time highs.
June 3, 2021
Analyst says "This is perhaps the strongest freight market ever for carriers."
Freight volume, rates and capacity utilization all drove a record-setting month, despite poor fuel conditions.
May 13, 2021
'Pressure' building in the trailer market
There have been reports of shortages of flatbed trailers in some regions as industrial and housing sectors improve.
April 15, 2021
Trucking's not been this good since October 2020
FTR's near-term outlook for trucking is strong with the TCI expected to deliver double-digit positive readings through the quarter and to remain in positive territory through 2022.
April 13, 2021
Truck orders unaffected by assembly slowdowns
Many OEMs are already struggling to keep up with demand as a global shortage of semiconductors and supply limitations of various other components have crimped production plans for Volvo, Mack, Kenworth and Peterbilt.
April 6, 2021
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Driver turnover rate holding steady, truck parking push renewed in D.C.
The turnover rate at less-than-truckload carriers dipped two percentage points in the fourth quarter to 12% on an annualized basis.
March 30, 2021
Fleets filing 2021 orders in pursuit of 'robust' freight market
Fleets have placed large truck and trailer orders in response to a robust freight demand and OEMs are under pressure to fill these orders due to bottlenecks in the supply chain.
March 13, 2021
Fleets standing in line for new trucks as freight rates climb
February 2021 was the second-highest total ever for the month of February and orders for the previous 12 months now total 338,000 units.
March 3, 2021
Truck orders exceed 40K units for fourth consecutive month
Freight growth has pushed fleets to add capacity as fast as possible and OEMs and suppliers are wrestling to keep pace with surging demand.
February 2, 2021
Avoid the spot market? Analysts weigh in on 2021 freight outlook
Analysts have offered a rosy outlook as the freight recovery that burgeoned in the back half of 2020 is expected to continue through at least the first half of 2021. One prominent analyst, however, foresees a cyclical slowdown.
January 20, 2021
Three areas to watch in 2021
The virus, the economy and regulations: Here's what to look for in 2021.
January 19, 2021
2020 trailer orders beat 2019 levels
At current production levels, many OEMs could be fully-committed for 2021 production slots.
January 14, 2021
Man vs. machine: Software battles empty miles and increases revenue
Trucking companies look to offset empty miles and increase profitability with efficient route planning software. Learn more here on Commercial Carrier Journal.
September 1, 2020
The quest for rates transparency: How carriers can leverage data to come out ahead
Variables that shippers, 3PLs and carriers use for freight rates make it difficult, if not impossible, to price shipments like a commodity. See CCJ for details
July 17, 2020
When the free market and a pandemic collide: Is more oversight needed of trucking rates?
Freight markets have been volatile, but is more rate and cost transparency needed? Read CCJ to see how shippers, 3PLs and carriers are addressing this concern.
July 15, 2020
Loadsmart, BluJay integration gives shippers instantly bookable truck rates
The integration makes Loadsmart’s real-time, bookable rates appear in BluJay’s Transportation Management application.
April 8, 2020
Cheap diesel likely to undercut freight in oil sector, further depress truck orders
Cheaper diesel helps fleets on operating costs, but cheap oil prices could eat into already-sluggish freight in the oil sector and undercut truck orders.
April 8, 2020
Death of a salesman: New tech, data sources speed rate negotiations
Freight brokers and carriers use new tools and data sources to speed rate negotiations for spot and contract freight. See where the market is headed on CCJ.
April 3, 2020
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Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
Fleet executives from Ryder, Benore Logistic and Titan Freight to reveal their experiences and plans to adopt zero-emission trucks at the CCJ Symposium, August 9-11, in Birmingham.
Truck-only miles tax passes Conn.'s legislature, amid road-funds debate
Tesla's trucking president has left the company
Volvo Truck union again strikes down labor deal
House $547 billion highway bill draws mixed trucking reaction
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