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Indicators: Trucking drops another 2,400 jobs in March

Trucking employment once again bucked the trend of the overall economy in March, with total industry employment declining by a few thousand jobs.

Indicators: Loosened capacity improves conditions for shippers, spot market update

Where reefer and van loads are hot, and the latest look at conditions for shippers.

Indicators: Tonnage sees major boom in February, ATA reports, reaching all-time high

The amount of freight moved by the for-hire trucking industry, as measured by the American Trucking Associations’ monthly Truck Tonnage Index, jumped 7.2 percent in February, pushing the index to ...

Indicators: Spring brings freight blossom; Conditions for truck fleets stymied by January freight numbers

January freight, as previously reported, was subpar, causing market conditions for truck fleets to flounder. Here's the latest outlook for carrier conditions and a quick look at freight volume and ...

Indicators: February freight reports mixed

Two reports on February freight movement.
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Reefer, van and flatbed rates hit lowest per-mile averages in three years

Rates continue sliding south just 18 months after hitting record highs.

Indicators: Trucking employment falls for first time since October, truck orders remain flat

The latest jobs report for the trucking industry and the latest figures on Class 8 truck orders.

Indicators: Truck tonnage ‘started soft’ in 2016, slid 1.4 % in January

The dip comes after an upwardly revised December tonnage reading that registered an all-time high on ATA’s scale, the group reports. Compared to January 2015, the index’s reading was flat ...

Indicators: Trucking conditions improve, expected to remain stable; freight dipped again in Jan.

A look at January spot market freight activity and the latest on trucking market conditions.

Daimler, Paccar, Volvo report increases in revenue, income for 2015

A look at 2015 numbers for truck and engine makers who've released earnings reports so far.

Rates report: Reefer ticks up to start year, flatbed and van continue to sag

Spot market rates in all three segments in January continued their trend of lackluster showings, with van and flatbed both falling a few cents per mile and reefer gaining a ...

Trucking adds 1,500 jobs in January, U.S. unemployment drops slightly

January’s total employment figure in the for-hire trucking industry, reported by the DOL as 1.465 million, is just over 24,000 jobs higher than January 2015.

Indicators: Fleets ‘on solid ground’; freight gets post-storm boost

Latest trucking economic reports: A fleet sentiment survey offers some insights into carriers' perspectives about 2016's outlook truck orders continue their recent roller-coaster ride and spot market freight gets a ...

Indicators: Winter conditions stymie freight demand; shippers conditions OK — for now

January's experiencing its usual winter-blamed drop in freight demand, while conditions for shippers -- based on fuel prices, truck rates and capacity -- remain neutral, a knock against carriers in ...

Indicators: Tonnage, freight demand rise, conditions for carriers poised for take off

Monthly truck tonnage is hovering near an all-time high, and conditions for 2016 appear strong for carriers, barring potential threats to freight demand. Here are the latest reports on tonnage, ...