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Translating Trucking Trends Into Profitable Action Items At Your Truckstop

May 1, 2016

Translating Trucking Trends Into Profitable Action Items At Your Truckstop

The successes and challenges the trucking industry experiences have a significant effect on the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, which means staying cur-rent on trucking trends is crucial for businesses that serve drivers. What’s more, successful truckstop and travel plaza operators know that trends often result in new opportunities.

Lawmakers Call for Dedicated Freight Infrastructure Funding

April 23, 2015

Lawmakers Call for Dedicated Freight Infrastructure Funding

With just six weeks remaining until current highway law expires, two U.S. Representatives joined stakeholders in urging Congress to pass a highway reauthorization bill that includes dedicated funding for freight infrastructure.

Manufacturers, Shippers Turn to Regional Distribution

March 14, 2014

Manufacturers, Shippers Turn to Regional Distribution

Today’s retailers are striving to get goods to the market quickly, and a growing number of shippers are turning to regional distribution centers to ensure goods are closer to the consumer and can be picked and packed rapidly.

Truck Tonnage Increases in January

February 25, 2013

Truck Tonnage Increases in January

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9 percent in January after jumping 2.4 percent in December. Tonnage has surged at least 2.4 percent every month since November, gaining a total of 9.1 percent over that period. Seasonally adjusted data takes into account items such as weather, increased factory production for certain times of the year, harvests and back-to-school sales.

Freight Patterns Evolving; NATSO to Feature Keynote on Intermodal Outlook

January 21, 2013

Freight Patterns Evolving; NATSO to Feature Keynote on Intermodal Outlook

To help truckstop operators better understand the rail piece of the puzzle, the changing dynamics in the shipping business and the growing partnership between trucking and rail, The NATSO Show will feature keynote presenter Ryan Houfek, CSX’s assistant vice president for intermodal sales, who will provide CSX's outlook on intermodal freight movement in the coming decades.

Freight Volumes and Rates Expected to Stay Flat in 2013

January 21, 2013

Freight Volumes and Rates Expected to Stay Flat in 2013

Carriers and transportation analysts expect freight volumes and rates to stay relatively flat throughout 2013.

Freight Expected to Grow Slowly in 2013

January 7, 2013

Freight Expected to Grow Slowly in 2013

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said he expects truck tonnage to grow at a slower pace in 2013 than it did in 2012, adding that a stronger economic recovery could boost the industry in 2014 and 2015. Costello, who is a featured speaker at The NATSO Show, predicted a two percent increase in for-hire truck tonnage this year, slowing from the 2.7 percent increase he projected for 2012. Costello said tonnage growth had been slowing throughout 2012. Tonnage in October dropped 3.8 percent and marked the first year-over-year decrease since November 2009. In November, however, tonnage increased 3.7 percent, marking the first gain since July.

ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, August

October 1, 2012

ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, August

ATA's advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 0.9 percent in August after increasing 0.4 percent in July.

For-hire Truck Tonnage Index, July

August 27, 2012

For-hire Truck Tonnage Index, July

ATA said its seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1 percent in June.

Quick Facts and Figures, For-Hire Transportation

April 16, 2012

Quick Facts and Figures, For-Hire Transportation

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5 percent in February.

Quick Facts and Figures, ATA January Truck Tonnage Index

March 5, 2012

Quick Facts and Figures, ATA January Truck Tonnage Index

Truck tonnage increases 5.8 percent for all of 2011, matching gains in 2010, according to the ATA

Quick Facts and Figures, ATA Truck Tonnage Index

January 30, 2012

Quick Facts and Figures, ATA Truck Tonnage Index

The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) seasonally adjusted truck tonnage rose 6.8 percent in December.

Be Prepared for Increased Demand of DEF

May 1, 2011

Be Prepared for Increased Demand of DEF

Be prepared for increased demand of DEF.

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