Freight Market

Government, Business, Logistics

Freight Market Could Be Shifting in Favor of Carriers

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The freight market could be shifting toward carriers after favoring shippers the past two years.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 3, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Not Immune From Worries Over COVID-19

Empty loading dock John Sommers II for Transport Topics

For fleets, COVID-19 portends worse news in a freight market that already was slowing, executives said, as businesses urge their staff to work from home and consumers withdraw from daily activities.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Truck Orders to Plunge, GDP to Fall Lower, Diesel Prices to Rise in 2020

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As 2020 begins, the signs are mixed for trucking.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 2, 2020
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Come in at 13,000 for June as Freight Movement Slows

Class 8 truck orders declined from last June. Class 8 truck orders declined 69% in June compared to June 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

North American Class 8 orders in June fell sharply from a year ago and primarily reflected replacement demand amid questions about the strength of the freight market, ACT Research reported.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: What Shippers Can Expect in 2019

The year 2018 was a record one for freight markets. So what does 2019 have in store? Bob Farrell of GlobalTranz has some thoughts.

Bob Farrell | Executive Chairman, GlobalTranz Enterprises
January 8, 2019

Class 8 Demand to Jump 15% in 2014 on Rising Freight Market, ACT Reports

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Demand for new Class 8 equipment should rise about 15% next year, powered by a stronger domestic freight market and the ongoing need to replace old tractors, ACT Research reported.

September 30, 2013