October 25, 2018 by Truck News COLUMBUS, Ind. – September trailer orders, totaling more than 58,000 units, were up 52% from August and 135% year-over-year, according to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: US Trailer Report. “Following the strongest July and August net orders in industry history, September results were truly epic, posting more than 58,000 […]
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September 21, 2018 Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a few months ahead of schedule, FTR reports, with large fleets ordering substantial […]
August 27, 2018 Brian Straight, managing editor Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Office of Enforcemnt and Compliance for FMCSA, has the inevitable task of attending events such as the Great American Trucking Show last week in Dallas and standing in front of audiences to represent FMCSA’s viewpoint on regulations and enforcement. In the past year, most of […]
July 13, 2018 Brian Straight, managing editor First in a series of FreightWaves’ Market Update webinars highlights economic outlook, impact of ELD mandate, and areas of freight strength While there is a lot of noise surrounding tariffs and potential trade wars, FreightWaves’ Chief Economist Ibrahiim Bayaan isn’t as concerned as some that the noise will result […]
June 02, 2018 Maria Baker Despite national unemployment rates sitting at an “18-year low of 3.8 percent,” the so-called driver squeeze continues to make headlines in 2018, marking it “a pretty rowdy year in wages,” according to Gordon Klemp, president of the National Transportation Institute (FreightWaves, The Washington Post, USA Today, and NPR). Some trucking companies are pushing back against the […]
May 26, 2018 Dean Croke, chief analytics officer, FreightWaves Imagine the worst boss you’ve ever had looking over your shoulder all day and telling you what to do, and then once 14 hours have elapsed since you drove to work, you have to drop everything, stop work and take a 10-hour break regardless of the time […]
May 04, 2018 Matt Wimberly, freight markets reporter This past week, I had the opportunity to visit the lovely state of California, with its thriving tech sector and massive ports that provide the front door to the American retail economy. In speaking with a number of people on the ground, I came away with an impression […]
May 01, 2018 Craig Fuller Tweeners offer the biggest rate opportunity for carriers Deregulation had a profound impact on the trucking market that resulted in massive upheaval for the incumbents. If you look at the top 100 trucking companies that existed before deregulation, only about 20% are still around. The rest went away because they couldn’t […]
April 10, 2018 Ibrahiim Bayaan, chief economist, FreightWaves Data on producer prices shows continued signs of pressure for overall inflation in the economy as announced tariffs led to a jump in steel prices in March. Trucking prices leveled off in March but remain strong relative to this point last year, and other modes of freight such […]
March 29, 2018 Matt Wimberly, freight markets reporter Late Thursday evening Texas Rep. (R) Brian Babin introduced a bill in the House that will change the hours of service regulations for American truckers. The bill is intended to modifiy the 14 hour rule and would allow drivers to enjoy a three-hour break without the time counting […]
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- Trailer orders officially “epic”: ACTOctober 25, 2018 - 11:46 am
- Record August for trailer ordersSeptember 27, 2018 - 8:54 am
- 9 months into ELD mandate, confusion persistsAugust 27, 2018 - 2:50 pm
- Tariffs not enough to derail trucking economyJuly 13, 2018 - 12:23 pm
- Pay up: Companies confronting the driver shortage one dime at a timeJune 4, 2018 - 12:25 pm
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