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DOT’s Freight Index climbs for fourth straight month, sets another record

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.7 percent in May, according to the Department of Transportation. May's reading of 120.0 on the index is an ...

Class 8 orders remain strong in June, reports show

Two preliminary reports on Class 8 orders for June show strong year-over-year growth and a continuation of positive trends of healthy truck orders of late.

Truck tonnage rises again in May, nears all-time high

Tonnage as measured by the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1 percent in May from April, ATA said June 17, following a 0.9 percent increase in April. ...

Freight jumps again, DOT says, as index nears record high

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4 percent in April from March and was up 4.8 percent from the same month last year, according to ...

Class 8 orders remain strong, up 14% year over year

Class 8 orders in May were up 14 percent from the same month last year and had their best May since 2006, according to preliminary data released by FTR and ...
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NAFTA trade remained high in March, trucks moved 60 percent of goods

Trucks carried 60.1 percent of the $101.5 billion in trade between the U.S. and North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in March, according to the Department of ...

Truck registrations jump 8.3 percent in first quarter

New commercial vehicle registrations increased 8.3 percent for Class 3-8 vehicles in comparison to the same period last year.

Tonnage rises for third straight month in April, nears all-time high

The amount of tonnage carried by the for-hire trucking industry rose 1.5 percent in April from March, according to the American Trucking Associations' monthly Fo-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, marking the ...

Trucking still dominant freight mode in U.S., moving 70% of goods (with inforgraphics)

Trucking is still the U.S. primary mover of freight in the U.S. and moved nearly 70 percent of all domestic freight tonnage in the country in 2013, according to the ...

Freight jumps again in March, continues rebound from cold winter

The for-hire transportation industry carried 1.6 percent more freight in March than in February. Trucking, too, saw “rapid” growth in the month, according to the DOT.

Tightening capacity boosts rates, pushes Trucking Conditions Index higher

FTR's monthly Trucking Conditions Index jumped in March by more than a point to a reading of 8.69 on the heels of what FTR says is an "extremely tight capacity" ...

Earnings report roundup: Paccar, Volvo, Daimler see higher sales and profits

The parent companies of six of the major U.S. truck makers saw year over year increases in sales, revenue and profits, according to earnings reports released last week.

Truck trade with NAFTA partners grows, as does overall trade

Trade between the U.S. and NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico totaled $89.6 billion in February, and trucks moved $53.6 billion of that, according to numbers released this week by the ...