Thursday, January 18, 2018
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FTR: U.S. oil production not falling despite weak oil prices

FTR: U.S. oil production not falling despite weak oil prices

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR has released data showing that U.S. oil production is not falling despite the weak oil prices and a dramatic reduction in new drilling activity.

Net trailer orders down m/m, but up y/y

Net trailer orders down m/m, but up y/y

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Trailer net orders in July at more than 20,300 units, declined 27 percent from the unsustainable 27,900-unit June pace, but still managed to rise 7 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the most recent “State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers” published by ACT Research Co.

ATA tonnage index jumps 2.8 percent in July

ATA tonnage index jumps 2.8 percent in July

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8 percent in July, following a revised drop of 0.4 percent during June.

BTS freight index declines 0.3 percent in June from May

BTS freight index declines 0.3 percent in June from May

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.3 percent in June from May, falling after a single month of growth, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).

Class 8 sales down in July, but annual sales still robust

Class 8 sales down in July, but annual sales still robust

Normally, a month-over-month decline in the sales of Class 8 trucks might be worrisome, but not this year.

Cass says shipment volumes down; follows seasonal patterns

Cass says shipment volumes down; follows seasonal patterns

ST. LOUIS — North American shipment volumes and their related costs both trailed downward in July, keeping in line with the seasonal patterns of the last five years.

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