BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR Intel reported January 23 final December net trailer orders of 34,000 units, down 5 percent from November but up 35 percent from the same month last year. Total orders for the year were 228,643, a 27.6 percent decrease from the 2015 total of 315,961.
The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 6.2 percent in December to 133.8, down from 142.7 in November.
WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second consecutive week, ending at $2.569, a decline of 1.6 cents for the week ending January 23, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
WASHINGTON — All five major transportation modes carried more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in November 2016 compared to November 2015, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
ST. LOUIS — December’s Cass Freight Index Shipments Report increased a solid 3.5 percent from the same period last year to 1.074, Cass Information Systems Inc. reported today. While the result was down 1.2 percent from November, Cass analysts called the December index “the beginning of a more positive trend.”