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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
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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
Bidding on time: New data may change how carriers price freight
Omnitracs plans to create a database of wait times by location where motor carriers can respond to bid requests (RFPs) using time and mileage. Details on CCJ.
March 26, 2020
Indicators: ‘Dramatic highs, lows’ for freight activity and rates in January, says DAT
Spot market truckload rates got off to a strong start in January, says DAT in its monthly Truckload Volume Index report. But rates quickly chilled in the middle of the month, with prices for dry van and refrigerated loads dipping from December — despite increased volumes.
February 18, 2020
Diesel prices remain tame despite rising Mid East tension
The recent spat between the United States and Iran is not expected to impact retail diesel fuel prices in the U.S.
January 22, 2020
Growing renewable and biodiesel market could offset potential rise in diesel prices 2020
With ultra-low sulfur diesel prices projected to rise due to maritime diesel regulations, fleets are turning to alternative fuels like biodiesel. Details here.
January 12, 2020
What’s on deck for diesel in 2020? Stability’s the forecast, with variables lurking
Sean Hill, an industry economist with EIA, says the biggest factor that could impact diesel prices in 2020 is the impending tightening of maritime diesel regulations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the interaction of those impacts with EIA’s crude oil forecast.
December 19, 2019
Indicators: Manufacturing slowdown dials back tonnage, but uptick expected
Truck tonnage, a monthly measure of freight demand issued by the American Trucking Associations, dipped slightly in October from September, though tonnage was up from the same month last year.
November 22, 2019
Indicators: Slow-growth trucking likely to remain through next year
FTR forecasts trucking conditions to remain mostly neutral territory through 2020 and for trucking growth to remain limited through the end of next year.
October 14, 2019
September truck sales break 13 year U.S. record
The record activity was a surprise and even beat the previous record sales by 4% set back in December 2006. Find out more information here on CCJ.
October 9, 2019
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Daimler, Cummins partnership puts writing on the wall for DD5, DD8 engines
DTNA will wind down production of its DD5, DD8 engines through medium-duty partnership with Cummins.
With COVID vaccine ‘peak season’ nigh, can trucking keep up with looming load demand?
Floodgates wide open for investment in trucking and logistics
Carrier failures mounted in '20, but so did new entrant carriers
Goodyear Introduces Tire Management, Improving Efficiency for Fleets
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