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Trucking employment numbers take a dive, per BLS
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Jobs Report showed trucking lost more than 11,000 jobs last month. Also: Averitt recognized for sustainability efforts; FMCSA denies request for pulsating brake light exemption for all trucks.
October 10, 2022
September truck orders 'sensational,' record-breaking
The strength in orders reflects OEMs having fully opened their order boards for 2023 a bit earlier than normal.
October 5, 2022
Unlike prior storms Hurricane Ian delivers 'more regional impact' on loads and rates
Preexisting market conditions help turn Category 4 Hurricane Ian into more of a regional event as national freight averages remain 'virtually unchanged.'
October 4, 2022
Conditions for carriers improved in July
FTR reports trucking conditions remained negative despite gains from June. Also: Freight volumes were flat in August while utilization was down; TLSS has acquired New Jersey-based Freight Connections.
September 23, 2022
Truck tonnage rebounds in August after dip in July
ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.8% in August after decreasing 1.5% in July. Also: FMCSA to study how drivers engage with autonomous trucks; Volvo to begin customer testing of hydrogen fuel-cell trucks in Europe in 2025.
September 22, 2022
Replacement demand likely to drive truck orders despite economic headwinds
Despite economic volatility and sagging rates, fleets want more trucks.
September 21, 2022
Despite widespread economic headwinds, truck orders persevere
Order intake suggests demand still strong, but production challenges barely chipping away at backlog.
September 7, 2022
Freight volumes, rates dipped in June
ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index for June showed an increase in trucking capacity and a decrease in freight volumes and rates. Also: Yellow opens a new Driving Academy in Detroit; Amazon begins rolling out custom electric Rivian delivery vehicles.
July 25, 2022
Trailer orders skyrocket as backlog pushes into early 2023
OEMs are holding onto 'an enormous amount' of fleet commitments for 2023, but unstable commodity costs and other variables make quoting prices difficult.
July 24, 2022
Trucking authority revocations paint seemingly bleak but misleading picture
Expert says contract pricing is more than 50 cents per mile above the previous 2018 record high, "and poised to go higher."
July 21, 2022
Trucking conditions fell back negative in May
Then-record diesel prices offset a freight market that was slightly stronger in May than in April, FTR reports. Also: FMCSA hosting info session on under-21 pilot program; former Daimler CEO joins AI Fleet's Board of Directors; more.
July 21, 2022
ATA reports truck tonnage up 8% year-over-year
ATA's advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in June after rising 0.3% in May. Also: TuSimple partners with Hegelmann in autonomous network development; U.S. Xpress sees benefits in DClimate APU partnership.
July 20, 2022
Inflation surges to new high, small fleet per-mile profits turning negative
Inflation reaches record levels, again, and the operating profit among small fleets has slid as much as 66 cents per mile.
July 13, 2022
Truck orders 'quite solid' despite ongoing assembly challenges
Class 8 orders have totaled 260,000 units over the last 12 months.
July 6, 2022
Report: Trucking costs soaring
Truckload carriers shouldered a 10.2% jump in cost, according to the report, while LTL carriers were hit for an extra 13.2%.
June 21, 2022
Trailer orders flat under warnings of potential recession, driver surplus
The current inflation-driven economic slowdown is somewhat unique given healthy consumer and business balance sheets, strong employment demand and pent-up manufacturing sector activity.
June 14, 2022
Truck orders slide, but seasonally a 'surprise'
Truck orders are entering a seasonally weak time of year as OEMs typically have yet to open build schedules for next year.
June 7, 2022
Trailer orders extend slide but outlook 'bright'
Most OEMs experienced the pullback from March with the market showing caution due to lockdowns in China and war in Eastern Europe.
May 24, 2022
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Trucksmiths embracing change
The trucking industry has been changing since horse drawn wagons started being replaced by the first Mack Brothers motorized vehicles in Manhattan in 1904.
Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
House bill offers recruiting and retention incentives, grants to truck drivers
U.S. Xpress names Julie Van de Kamp president of dedicated
Supply chain correction helps put the 'worst of the inflation crisis behind us'
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