While there have been some promising signs of recovery during the past year, increasing fuel prices, sluggish growth in certain fleet sectors and a shortage of commercial truck drivers have combined to put increasing pressure on the trucking industry. To help the trucking industry understand these and other critical trends that are shaping the industry,…Details
ATA tonnage index up again in March The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported this morning that its advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index edged up 0.2% in March. That comes after increasing 0.5% in February. ATA noted February’s upswing was unchanged from the preliminary gain it reported on March 27th. The SA index…Details
Navistar’s International CE school-bus unit last summer issued a voluntary recall of 15,500 school buses regarding a potential fire hazard and it became known today that one week ago, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA)Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) launched a Preliminary Evaluation [NHTSA Action Number PE12011]of Model Year 2008 International CE school buses.…Details
GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Diesel Falls Again, Declining 4.2¢, to $4.085; Gasoline Falls 5.2¢ to $3.87 a Gallon
Diesel fell for the third time in four weeks, doubling last week’s decline to a 4.2-cent drop to $4.085 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.
Gasoline, meanwhile, fell for the third straight week, down 5.2 cents to $3.87, DOE said following its weekly survey of filling stations.
Calling it the “singularly most important guide to trucking facts and figures,” the 2012 edition of ATA American Trucking Trends by American Trucking Assns., is an indispensable tool for trucking companies, industry suppliers, logistics providers, analysts and public policy decision makers, according to Bill Graves, ATA president & CEO. The almanac of U.S. trucking produced…Details
A slow-growth economy, high fuel prices, and shifting freight patterns are leading many carriers large and small to readjust their long-term strategies so they are “balanced” better for the future. “What we’re seeing in the market is the continuing process of convergence,” Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates, explained to Fleet Owner. “It’s hard to…Details