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October preliminary net class 8 orders negatively impacted by OEM “cleanup”

October preliminary net class 8 orders negatively impacted by OEM “cleanup”

Transportation Analyst FTR reported November 3 that preliminary Class 8 net orders for October reached 13,800 units, virtually even with the previous month. The total was 46 percent down from October 2015, said ACT Research President and Senior Analyst Kenny Vieth.

FTR says positive shippers index August reading will be short-lived

FTR says positive shippers index August reading will be short-lived

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for August moved marginally up from July to a low positive reading of 1.1.

August NAFTA freight up 0.7% from 2015; first annual increase since December 2014

August NAFTA freight up 0.7% from 2015; first annual increase since December 2014

For the first time since December 2014, North American Free Trade Agreement cross border freight increased in value from the same month in the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Bendix launches production of driver control module on new assembly line in Mexico

Bendix launches production of driver control module on new assembly line in Mexico

ELYRIA, Ohio — Following a $4.6 million investment and an intense planning effort that began in 2014, this month Bendix began to produce driver control modules (DCM) on an advanced new assembly line at its Acuña, Mexico, manufacturing campus.

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for August rises as new regulations tighten capacity

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for August rises as new regulations tighten capacity

Transportation analyst firm FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for August increased from July to a reading of 6.76, the company reported October 26.

Trailer orders in September hit lowest volume in 6 years

Trailer orders in September hit lowest volume in 6 years

COLUMBUS, Ind. — New and net trailer orders significantly disappointed in September, conflicting with a seasonally-anticipated double-digit gain, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

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