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GE Capital Outlook For Trucking Industry

GE Capital Survey Forecasts Expanding Trucking Industry

GE Capital has released a national survey of middle-market trucking company executives examining the financial performance, operational issues and economic outlook of trucking businesses. The survey had several key findings including a trend toward growth...
Southern California Port Congestion

Is It The End Of The Owner Operator?

Some trucking companies are suggesting that the end of the owner operator is quickly approaching. Why would anyone suggest such a thing? Thought about that myself, I don't see "me" or many other owner...

Sysco Ends Planning To Merge With With US Foods

Sysco Corp. has terminated its planned merger with U.S. Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted. In February, the FTC filed an administrative complaint arguing that the...
ATA Truck Tonnage Index

ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index Up 3.5 Percent In November

ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index Spikes In November American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.5% in November, following an increase of 0.5% during the previous month.  In November, the index...
Omnibus Bill Trucking Industry

Omnibus Bill Still Left Out Important Rulemaking; Here’s What You Missed

FMCSA's Grip On The Trucking Industry Still Remains The suspended 2013 34 hour restart rule was a big victory for the trucking industry, which Congress passed in the Omnibus Bill a few weeks ago. While...
Trucking Injuries In Washington State

Truck Injury Rates And Cost Highest In Washington State

Trucking Injury Rates And Cost Report Released A new report by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries claims that the injury rates and costs of workers compensation claims of workers in the trucking...
Average Age Of Truck Drivers 2015

Trucking Industry Failing To Replace Aging Truck Drivers

Over 78 Percent Of Drivers Are 35 Or Older Should the trucking industry be concerned about the aging workforce in a report released about the American Trucking Association? You bet they should. In the last...
Senator Susan Collins 34 Hour Restart Rule

Trucking Industry Thanks Congress For 34 Hour Restart Suspension

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) Hero To Trucking Industry Several organizations from the trucking industry have thanked Congress for the 34 hour restart suspension. American Trucking Association President and CEO Bill Graves was one that showed...
Manufacturing Output 2014

U.S. Manufacturing Output In November Up 1.1 Percent

Manufacturing Output Climbed 4.8 Percent Year To Year U.S. manufacturing output in November finally surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production continues to thrive late in the year. The Federal Reserve said Monday that factory production...
Trucking Rates May Go Up

More Freight And Rate Hikes Could Be Ahead For Trucking Executives

More Freight, Higher Rates Concern Trucking Management After a winter season that the trucking industry now far remembers, the trucking economy is stronger then ever. Trucking executives are encouraged by a stronger economy that continues...