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National Truck Driving Championships Qualifying Underway

National Truck Driving Championships Qualifying Underway

| June 22, 2017

American Trucking Associations has congratulated qualifiers for the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships, which take place August 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Drivers compete for the title of National Champion in eight different classes, with one driver taking home the overall title of 2017 National Truck Driving Championships Bendix Grand Champion. […]

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Spot Truckload Rates Remain at Two-Year Highs

Spot Truckload Rates Remain at Two-Year Highs

| June 22, 2017

The number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards dipped 1% and truck posts gained 8% as capacity returned to the spot market during the week ending June 17, said DAT Solutions, which operates the industry’s largest electronic marketplace for spot truckload freight. Load-to-truck ratios retreated week over week but remain high: – Van […]

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May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

| June 21, 2017

Total trailer production was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days in the schedule, although an increase in daily build rates also contributed,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. He continued, “Gains in dry vans […]

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Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

| June 21, 2017

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline during April. Compared with May 2016, the SA index increased 4.8%, which was the largest year-over-year gain since November. In April, the index contracted 0.8% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same five months […]

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North America Class 8 Production Hit 18-Month High in May

North America Class 8 Production Hit 18-Month High in May

| June 21, 2017

Following the first quarter’s stronger orders, production picked up starting in April. In May, a long month and a rising build rate conspired to drive NA Class 8 production to an 18-month high. “Annualized, May’s production rate equals a full-year production of 263k units,” said Kenny Vieth, President and Senior Analyst at ACT Research. With […]

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New Truck Equipment Purchase Intentions Spike

New Truck Equipment Purchase Intentions Spike

| June 19, 2017

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that May’s purchase intentions remained elevated, with 61% of responding fleets planning equipment investments in the next three months. This marked the strongest three-month reading since the third quarter of 2014. All of the purchases forecast will be for new equipment. Seven percent of respondents not […]

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