Technology, Business, Government, Fuel, Equipment, Safety

Adoption of Trailer Aerodynamics Continues to Grow, Report Finds

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

Fleets have ramped up their investments in trailer aerodynamics systems in recent years to improve fuel economy, and federal regulations are expected to drive further adoption, a new report found.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 18, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

TCA Changes Weight Policy, Breaking With ATA on Issue

Stubbs by Linda Q Photography for TCA

LAS VEGAS — The Truckload Carriers Association has changed its truck weight policy, breaking with American Trucking Associations on the issue and putting the groups at loggerheads for the second time in several months.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 14, 2016
Business, Equipment

Business Equipment Orders Drop by Most in 10 Months

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Orders for business equipment fell in December by the most in 10 months, a sign U.S. companies were slashing capital investment even before the turmoil in global financial markets.

January 28, 2016

Business Inventories Rise 0.3%

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Business inventories rose 0.3% in September, and sales were flat, the Commerce Department reported Nov. 14.

November 14, 2014

Chicago Area Business Activity Grows at Slower Pace in June

Larry Smith/TransPix

Business activity in the Chicago area expanded at a slower pace in June from the prior month, according to The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago Inc.

June 30, 2014

Business Inventories Rise 0.4% in February


Business inventories rose 0.4% in February, and sales increased 0.8%, the Commerce Department reported April 14.

April 14, 2014

Business Inventories Rise by Most in Six Months

Business inventories rose 0.4% in July, the most in six months, while sales increased 0.6%, the Commerce Department reported.

September 13, 2013

Weather, Politics Slow Business in 1Q for Privately Held Fleets

As publicly traded carriers begin reporting first-quarter results later this week, executives from privately owned fleets told Transport Topics that the first three months of 2013 were choppy, with freight growth hampered by winter weather and uncertainty over federal economic policies.

April 8, 2013

Business Inventories Rise in April

Business inventories rose 0.4% in April, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

June 13, 2012

Business Inventories Rise in January

Business inventories rose 0.7% in January as automobile stockpiles increased by the most in a year and a half, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

March 13, 2012