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Flatbed, reefer, dry van all see rates drop in October

Per-mile spot market rates for all three segments — reefer, dry van and flatbed — fell in October, sticking with trends of 2012 and 2011, according to Internet Truckstop's monthly ...

Class 8 orders remain ‘modest’ in September, ACT reports

Class 8 net orders in September totaled 19,018 units, says ACT research in its monthly report, released in October. September is usually the second weakest month of the year, ACT ...

Truck tonnage jumped 1.4 percent in September, ATA says

The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.4 percent in September over August, marking an 8.4 percent increase from September 2012's reading — the largest year-over-year gain since December 2011.

Daimler execs provide market update, call for unified global emissions standards

During the 2013 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum, and newly appointed CEO of Daimler Trucks Wolfgang Bernhard ...

Trucking adds 1,000 jobs in September

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,000 new payroll jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly unemployment report.
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Trucking conditions improve in August, but hours impact approaching says FTR

The Trucking Conditions Index, produced monthly by FTR Associates, moved to a reading of 9.52 in August, which FTR is calling "an expected peak" before the conditions begin to deteriorate. ...