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Colonial Pipeline says it's 'fully operational'
Yesterday, Colonial Pipeline restored service to its shippers processing system following the intermittent disruptions the company says were unrelated to a recent cyberattack.
May 19, 2021
Recruiting & retention
2021 outlook strong amid driver shortage, inflation concerns
Record job openings aren't reeling in job candidates, and states ending federal unemployment benefits may not get fleets drivers.
May 16, 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
Shippers Conditions hit low point of pandemic in February, FTR reports
The weakened shipping conditions in February were severely impacted by tight capacity and high rates, FTR said. Also: Mack and Volvo are opening a new EV-focused training hub in California.
April 22, 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
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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
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
Digital tools help carriers manage contract freight bids
All parties stand to benefit from a more intelligent and efficient process to manage bids for freight contracts.
February 25, 2021
Truck replacement, investment strategies will rise in 202
As the tumultuous economy of 2021 makes its way through the first quarter, businesses are encountering sporadic patterns of equipment investment demand depending on which market sectors they serve.
February 23, 2021
Carrier failures mounted in '20, but so did new entrant carriers
Lack of load availability last spring -- and the cheap rates on the loads that were available -- were the prime contributing factor in the spike in carrier failures last year. But a hot spot market also drew a surge in new entrant motor carriers.
February 16, 2021
Fleets locking in trailer build slots on 2021 optimism
The challenge currently facing trailer OEMs in the near-term is a raw material and component shortage.
February 11, 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
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Tesla delays electric Semi for third time
Tesla cites "limited availability of battery cells and global supply chain challenges," in third delay of its Semi truck launch.
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Paschall Truck Lines parent acquires Missouri carrier
Fleets see results from automated per diem program
Truck Tonnage Index falls for second consecutive month, spot rates sliding
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