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9/5/2011 – Happy Labor Day!

No news will be posted Monday, September 5, in recognition of the Labor Day Holiday. News will resume on on September 6….

9/2/2011 –  J.D. Power: Heavy-Duty Engine Quality Has Improved from 2010

Heavy-duty truck engine quality has improved from 2010, after technology changes related to emissions standards revisions caused a spike in engine-related problems during recent years, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study….

8/31/2011 – TransCore: Broker Rates Exceed Shippers’ in 24% of U.S. Lanes in Q2

Trucking companies received the highest truckload rates from freight brokers and other intermediaries in 24% of routes in the U.S. throughout the second quarter, according to a report by TransCore….

8/29/2011 – Used Truck Market Continues to be Restrained by Inventory Shortage

The Class 3-8 used truck market tumbled 10% in July, reversing the market gain posted during June, according to ACT Research….

8/26/2011 – Commercial Trailer Order Backlogs Ease

Total U.S. commercial trailer net orders fell 2% in July from June levels, according to ACT Research. Orders have fallen now for four months in a row….

8/24/2011 – ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.3% in July

CORRECTED — The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 1.3% in July after rising a revised 2.6% in June 2011.

June’s increase was slightly less than the 2.8% ATA reported on July 26. The latest pullback put the SA index at 114 (2000=100) in July, down from the June level of 115.5….

8/22/2011 – N.A. Heavy Duty Order Backlog Unchanged

The pullback in Class 8 order activity that began in April continued into July, according to ACT Research….

8/18/2011 – Softening Economic Outlook Moderates Class 8 Expectations Through 2012

Despite positive underlying demand factors and freight growth, current events have impacted commercial vehicle demand, according to the most recent data reported by ACT Research….

8/16/2011 – FTR Shippers Condition Index Improves Slightly

FTR Associates’ Shippers Condition Index edged up in June to a current reading of -3.1. The SCI sums up all market influences that affect shippers; a reading above zero suggests a favorable shipping environment, while a reading below zero is unfavorable….

8/11/2011 – Pulse of Commerce Index Down 0.2% in July

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index dipped 0.2% in July, offsetting some of the relatively strong 1% gain posted in June….

8/11/2011 – DOT Freight Index: Shipments Up 2.6% May to June

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 2.6% in June from May, after two monthly declines, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index….

8/10/2011 – Teamster Carhual Members Ratify National, 51-month Agreement

Teamster carhaulers have ratified a new National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement, securing wage increases for about 4,500 workers….

8/9/2011 – TransCore Releases Second Produce Report Tracking Reefer Activity

TransCore released its second in a series of free monthly DAT Produce Reports. Rates this past month rose on the whole….

8/5/2011 – APRA Calls on India to Accept Trade in Reman Parts

APRA President, Bill Gager, is calling on the Indian Government to accept trade in remanufactured products on an equal basis with new manufactured products….

8/4/2011 – FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Remains in Modestly Positive Territory

FTR’s June Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the August Trucking Update, rose slightly to a reading of 7.7 from 7.3 in May….

8/3/2011 – FreightWatch: Cargo Thefts Declined Slightly in 2011’s First Half

FreightWatch recorded 433 cargo theft incidents in the first half of 2011, a 6.8% decline from the same time period in 2010….

7/29/2011 – Carriers Looking at Acquisitions

“Carriers are looking for partners to ‘tango’ with as volume and rate expectations are very positive.”

That’s the comment of Richard Mikes, partner at Transport Capital Partners, about what the group’s most recent Business Expectations Survey says about attitudes toward buying or selling trucking companies….

7/27/2011 – ATA Tonnage Index Jumped 2.8% in June

The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8% in June after decreasing a revised 2% in May 2011….

7/27/2011 – Commercial Trailers: Production Strength Continues, Orders Fall for Third Straight Month

June saw the third consecutive monthly decline in total U.S commercial trailer net orders, with the industry posting a 26% decline from May, according to ACT Research….