Tagged: TruckingTrends

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Tractor Weights Climbing

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has issued an updated report on the changing trends of light-weighting technologies since the council last published a study on the topic in 2015, including strategies to…

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J.B. Hunt Says Intermodal Lagging

Expectations around long-term intermodal margins were the main topic at J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ appearance at the Citi 2021 Global Industrials Virtual Conference in February. John Roberts, the company’s president and chief executive, said management…

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5 Trucking Merger & Acquisition Takeaways

The trucking merger and acquisition arena was anything but ordinary in 2020. Within the liquid/dry bulk vertical we saw several transfers of ownership. A few notable transactions included: Kenan Advantage’s purchases of Fort Transfer, Paul’s…

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Market for Class 5-8 Trucks Booming

Despite the plunge in new-truck orders during the spring COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, orders of Class 5 through 8 trucks closed out 2020 in near-record territory, according to industry analysts FTR and ACT Research. Preliminary North…

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Recessions Often Draw Workers To Trucking

During previous recessions and regional downturns, trucking recruited workers laid off from other industries. That built freight supply just at the moment when aggregate demand was typically soft.
Consider what happened during two recent downturns…

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Demographics Hurting Trucking

Trucks hauled more than 70 percent of freight tonnage in the U.S. last year, generating $676 billion in revenues, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). But the industry is grappling with a growing problem…

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