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Polk: Used commercial vehicle registrations hit record levels

There were 354,400 used commercial vehicles (GVW Class 3-8) registered in the U.S. during the first two quarters of 2010, according to Polk, a provider of data-driven solutions for the commercial vehicle ...

Diesel price slips 1.9 cents

The national retail price of on-highway diesel dipped 1.9 cents to $2.938 per gallon during the week ending Monday, Aug. 30. The price of diesel, which dropped for the third consecutive week, ...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.5% in July

The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.5 percent in July, although June’s reduction was revised from 1.4 percent to 1.6 percent. The latest improvement raised ...

Analyst predicts driver shortage, but no double-dip recession

“Why do you buy a truck?” FTR Associates President Eric Starks asked a gathering of several hundred fleet, truck maker and supplier executives and others on hand Wednesday, Aug. 25, for the ...

Diesel price dips 2.2 cents

The national retail price of on-highway diesel slipped 2.2 cents to $2.957 per gallon during the week ending Monday, Aug. 23. The price of diesel, which dropped for the second consecutive week, ...

Trucking Companies Relying On Third-Party Logistics Providers As Growth Strategy

Transportation and trucking companies are increasingly relying on third-party logistics providers to grow their businesses, according to Evans Distribution Systems, a full-service third-party logistics provider of warehousing, transportation and value-added solutions. "Seventy-seven percent ...

Diesel dips 1.2 cents

The national retail price of on-highway diesel slipped 1.2 cents to $2.979 per gallon during the week ending Monday, Aug. 16. The price of diesel, which dropped after three consecutive weekly increases, ...

Trucker Profit Improvement Points to Continued Rebound

A strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second calendar quarter is expected to fuel continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers, according to ACT ...

Diesel price jumps more than 6 cents

The national retail price of on-highway diesel jumped 6.3 cents to $2.991 per gallon during the weekend ended Aug. 9. The price of diesel, which is now up in three consecutive weeks, ...

Trucking adds 5,900 jobs in July

The for-hire trucking industry continued to add jobs in July even as the overall U.S. economy lost jobs, according to preliminary figures released Aug. 6 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau ...

Trucking adds jobs in July

Since the beginning of March, trucking companies have added 13,000 jobs, according to the preliminary numbers.

ISM: Manufacturing sector still growing

The rebound in manufacturing is now a year old, but growth continues to slow, according to a leading index released today by the Institute of Supply Management. ISM’s composite PMI, which incorporates ...

Universal Truckload posts higher 2Q net income

Universal Truckload Services Inc. last week announced financial results for the 13- and 26-week periods ended July 3. For the 13-week period, operating revenues including fuel surcharges increased 28.7 percent, or $34.4 ...

Fleet Sentiment Buying Index Jumps 39% in Third Quarter

The Third Quarter 2010 Fleet Sentiment Report (FSR) Equipment Buying Index as reported by CK Commercial Vehicle Research jumped from the previous quarter to 90.2, the best reading in two years. The ...

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