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What's up with diesel prices?
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May 10, 2022
Truck orders drop as OEMs 'hesitant' to accept reservations
OEM’s have yet to open their order boards for 2023 thanks in part to materials pricing volatility.
May 4, 2022
Trailer orders signal supply chain improvement
March order totals were the highest since December 2020 and should raise backlogs over the 200,000-unit mark for the first time since May 2021.
April 28, 2022
Despite softening spot rates and spiking fuel, signs point to strong freight market
Low truck and trailer cancelations and a rebound in consumer spending paint a rosy picture for freight movement long term.
April 27, 2022
Cross-border truck freight picked up in February
The U.S. DOT reported a 16.3% year-over-year increase in U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico cross-border freight in February. Also: Two individuals sentenced in New Orleans staged-accident fraud scheme.
April 22, 2022
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Truck tonnage continues upward trend
ATA's seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 2.4% in March. Also: Shippers conditions fell sharply in February; four more individuals plead guilty in New Orleans staged-accident fraud scheme targeting trucking companies.
April 21, 2022
Spot load postings down about 9% last week, rates slide by widest mark this year
A 9% decrease in total load postings to Truckstop.com was the largest drop of the year.
April 20, 2022
Contract rates set record while spot rates slide
Shippers last month paid historically high prices to ensure that more of their loads moved under a longer-term contract.
April 18, 2022
Trucking conditions up in February but projected to turn negative in March
A strong freight market helped spur FTR's Trucking Conditions Index to a slight increase in February despite rising fuel costs, but soaring costs in March are expected to send the index negative for the first time since 2020.
April 18, 2022
Trailer orders hit 15 month high as 2022 is basically sold out
March trailer orders reached its highest level since December 2020, according to preliminary data compiled by ACT Research. Also: Fleetrite has expanded its retail footprint to 31 Navistar dealerships.
April 14, 2022
Spot load volumes suffer atypical seasonal dip
Pre-pandemic, an early-April drop in spot load volume was practically unheard of, but it now seems part of the new normal.
April 13, 2022
Truck orders have varied less than 400 units per month this year
Backlog-to-build ratios are essentially double normalized levels.
April 5, 2022
Used truck prices increased in February despite growth in sales
Used Class 8 retail sales volumes were 16% higher in February than in January, according to ACT Research, while prices also jumped 7%. Also: International trucks, Great Dane trailers recalled; Penske Truck Leasing opens new Tampa location.
March 29, 2022
OEM order control keeps trailer orders mostly flat
Despite widespread volatility, there is still much to like about the current U.S. economic setup, as jobs continue to outstrip the supply of labor.
March 26, 2022
Expert: 'No end in sight' for diesel price inflation
Diesel prices are currently about $2 more per gallon than this time last year and have picked up $1.03 since the end of last month.
March 22, 2022
Trailer orders exceed build rates by about 3,000 per month
OEMs have been carefully managing trailer order intake but inbound orders still outpace the number of finished trailers.
March 14, 2022
Trucking in 2022: Driver hours, new entrants 'surge'
Bill Driegert, co-founder and Head of Operations at Uber Freight, joins the 10-44 this week and talks with Jason and Matt about consumer savings, spending, truck driver hours and more.
March 10, 2022
Fleets scramble for trailers as production 'flatlines'
The industry backlog stretched through August, on average, at the start of the year and January reports point to a closing backlog that could extend into September.
February 15, 2022
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Female employment in transportation on the rise
Women in key transportation decision-making roles are on the rise, part of an overall trend that's seeing more women enter the post-pandemic work force.
Health & wellness
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Recruiting & retention
Maine driver hopes her trucking competition win inspires young women to join the industry
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