Truck Stats http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Trailer market on the high road into 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-market-high-road-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. &nbsp;Presenting next year&rsquo;s trailer outlook here at the <a href="http://www.ftrconference.com/wp/">FTR Transportation Conference</a>, Don Ake, vp-- Commercial Vehicles for <a href="http://www.ftrintel.com/index.php">FTR</a>, began by detailing how hot the market is right now.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The trailer market in 2014 is very strong,&rdquo; he stated, &ldquo;with market growth the result of both fleet expansion [to add capacity] and pent-up demand [to replace aging equipment</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-market-high-road-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trailer-market-high-road-2015#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Truck Stats Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:51:00 +0000 136491 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking overcomes modest economic growth http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-overcomes-modest-economic-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. Barring unforeseeable events, it appears pretty solid that the U.S. economy-- and freight along with it-- will head through 2015 at roughly the same level of positive, if modest, &nbsp;growth witnessed so far this year.</p> <p>That&#39;s the upshot of the many economic indicators and indices as well as freight-specific risk factors discussed by economists and analysts here during the first day of the annual <a href="http://www.ftrconference.com/wp/">FTR Transportation Conference</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-overcomes-modest-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-overcomes-modest-economic-growth#comments Fleet Management News Truck Stats Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:38:00 +0000 136391 at http://fleetowner.com <p><a href="http://www.ftrintel.com/">FTR</a> president Eric Starks (left) helping kick off the research and forecasting firm&#39;s transportation conference, being held this week at historic Union Station in Indianapolis.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> FTR, Internet Truckstop team up to offer new data-rich solutions http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-internet-truckstop-team-offer-new-data-rich-solutions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. <a href="http://ftrintel.com/">FTR</a> and <a href="http://www.truckstop.com/">Internet Truckstop</a> announced that they have formed a &ldquo;strategic industry partnership&rdquo; here tonight at the outset of <a href="http://www.ftrconference.com/wp/">FTR&rsquo;s Annual Transportation Conference.</a></p> <p>Executives with the two firms explained that ,by working together, they will produce new business tools that will bring &ldquo;unprecedented market analysis and specificity for both the contract and spot freight segments by region and by trailer type.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-internet-truckstop-team-offer-new-data-rich-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-internet-truckstop-team-offer-new-data-rich-solutions#comments Fleet Management News Technology Truck Stats Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:39:00 +0000 136291 at http://fleetowner.com ACT: Class 8 orders still ‘atypically robust’ http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-class-8-orders-still-atypically-robust <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.actresearch.net/">ACT Research (ACT)</a> has reported that &ldquo;demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in August&rdquo; as 43,100 total North American Class 5 to 8 truck orders were booked.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-class-8-orders-still-atypically-robust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/act-class-8-orders-still-atypically-robust#comments News Truck Stats Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:35:00 +0000 135741 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar scores ‘important financial milestone’ http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/navistar-scores-important-financial-milestone <div class="field-deck"> OEM declares 3Q results show “foundation of our business has improved dramatically” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While plainly stating what it must further accomplish, <a href="http://www.navistar.com/navistar/">Navistar International Corp.</a> (NYSE: <a href="http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/NAV">NAV</a>) also had some solidly positive news to relay in its Q3 earnings report.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/navistar-scores-important-financial-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/navistar-scores-important-financial-milestone#comments Equipment News Truck Stats Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 135641 at http://fleetowner.com WardsAuto: Class 8 sales rose 17.8% in July http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-class-8-sales-rose-178-july <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks climbed 15.7% in July compared with year-ago, as deliveries hit 35,966 units, <a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-class-8-trucks-178-july"><em>WardsAuto.com</em> reported today.</a></p> <p>Wards&rsquo; data shows that nearly all Class 8 brands &ldquo;enjoyed double-digit gains as their sales jumped 17.8% to 18,793 units, compared with 15,340 year-ago,&rdquo; according to a news story posted by <a href="http://wardsauto.com/author/paul-zajac">Paul Zajac</a>, industry data manager for Wards&#39; Information Products.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-class-8-sales-rose-178-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/wardsauto-class-8-sales-rose-178-july#comments News Truck Stats Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:50:00 +0000 133651 at http://fleetowner.com TBB, ACT reports signal used-truck market strength http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tbb-act-reports-signal-used-truck-market-strength <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="719"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:479px;height:186px;"> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="width:479px;height:186px;"> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="width:479px;height:25px;"> <p>Used-truck prices in this year&rsquo;s second quarter remained higher than those recorded for the first quarter, per the <a href="http://images.link.penton3.com/We</p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tbb-act-reports-signal-used-truck-market-strength" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tbb-act-reports-signal-used-truck-market-strength#comments Fleet Management News Truck Stats Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 132051 at http://fleetowner.com In Canada, Class 4-8 truck sales jump http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/canada-class-4-8-truck-sales-jump <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In Canada, combined Class 4-8 truck sales last month climbed 24.6% from the year-ago figure, on a daily-rate basis, to record a volume of 4,057 units, <a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/june-bounce-inches-canada-s-big-truck-market-ahead-year-ago">per a news report posted on <em>WardsAuto.com</em></a> by editorial director <a href="http://wardsauto.com/author/david-e-zoia">David E. Zoia</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;The performance offset a 12.1% drop in May to bring volume up 0.5% to 20,527 units for the first six months of 2014,&rdquo; reported Zoia.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/canada-class-4-8-truck-sales-jump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/truck-stats/canada-class-4-8-truck-sales-jump#comments News Truck Stats Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:06:00 +0000 131151 at http://fleetowner.com Class 8 sales jumped but good in June http://fleetowner.com/news/class-8-sales-jumped-good-june <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last month, U.S. sales of Class 8 trucks leapt up 31.5% on volume of 19.373 units, <a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/us-big-truck-sales-rally-june">per a news report posted on <em>WardsAuto.com</em></a> by associate editor <a href="http://wardsauto.com/author/james-m-amend-0">James M. Amend</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks surged 18.5% on a daily basis to 33,808 units in June, compared with 30,913 in like-2013,&rdquo; Amend pointed out, &ldquo;propelled by strong gains in four of the sector&rsquo;s five classes.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/class-8-sales-jumped-good-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/class-8-sales-jumped-good-june#comments News Truck Stats Silver Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:42:00 +0000 130691 at http://fleetowner.com DAT: Short week sees spot rates soar http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-short-week-sees-spot-rates-soar <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Based on spot-market data that was somewhat skewed by the Fourth of July holiday falling on a weekday (as that meant one less day for posting trucks and freight), <a href="http://www.dat.com/solutions.aspx">DAT Solutions</a> has reported that &ldquo;demand and capacity on the spot truckload market declined during the week ending July 5, while the average van rate surged to an all-time high.&rdquo;</p> <p>DAT said the van rate jumped 6 cents (3.4%) to $2.15 per mile, including fuel surcharges, to set a new record.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-short-week-sees-spot-rates-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-short-week-sees-spot-rates-soar#comments Fleet Management News Truck Stats Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 130591 at http://fleetowner.com DAT: Average spot rates for week ending July 5