Trends http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7352/more en Trucking industry revenues top $676 billion in 2016 http://bulktransporter.com/trends/trucking-industry-revenues-top-676-billion-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of ATA American Trucking Trends 2017, the annual compendium of data about the trucking industry. Among the findings in this year&rsquo;s Trends is that trucking industry revenues in 2016 were $676.2 billion.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/trucking-industry-revenues-top-676-billion-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/trucking-industry-revenues-top-676-billion-2016#comments Trends News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:53:00 +0000 55761 at http://bulktransporter.com Construction spending falls due to drop in infrastructure, education, privately funded projects http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-falls-due-drop-infrastructure-education-privately-funded-projects <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction spending in June declined from May but increased from a year ago as public investment shrank for nearly every type of structure, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that the significant declines in public-sector construction spending come at a time when much of the nation&#39;s public infrastructure is deteriorating due to age or overuse.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-falls-due-drop-infrastructure-education-privately-funded-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-falls-due-drop-infrastructure-education-privately-funded-projects#comments Trends News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 02:05:00 +0000 55531 at http://bulktransporter.com Growth continuing for NAFTA freight movements http://bulktransporter.com/trends/growth-continuing-nafta-freight-movements <div class="node-body article-body"><p>US-NAFTA freight totaled $98.2 billion as all five major transportation modes carried more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in May 2017 compared to May 2016, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released by the US Department of Transportation&rsquo;s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).</p> <p>The 9.4% rise from May 2016 is the seventh consecutive month in which the year-over-year value in current dollars of US-NAFTA freight increased from the same month of the previous year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/growth-continuing-nafta-freight-movements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/growth-continuing-nafta-freight-movements#comments Trends News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:49:00 +0000 55471 at http://bulktransporter.com May improvement of FTR Shippers Conditions Index reflects weak contract market pricing http://bulktransporter.com/trends/may-improvement-ftr-shippers-conditions-index-reflects-weak-contract-market-pricing <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for May, as detailed in the July issue of the Shippers Update, improved from the previous month to a reading of -1.9. The benign reading is a reflection of only moderately favorable truck freight growth and continued weak contract pricing.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/may-improvement-ftr-shippers-conditions-index-reflects-weak-contract-market-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/may-improvement-ftr-shippers-conditions-index-reflects-weak-contract-market-pricing#comments Trends News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:46:00 +0000 55461 at http://bulktransporter.com ATA forecasts more growth for trucking, freight economy http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-forecasts-more-growth-trucking-freight-economy <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations released its latest forecast for the next decade of freight transportation, projecting continued growth for freight transportation overall and for the trucking industry.</p> <p>&ldquo;As the US population grows and the economy increases with it, we will see continued gains in demand for freight transportation,&rdquo; said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-forecasts-more-growth-trucking-freight-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-forecasts-more-growth-trucking-freight-economy#comments Trends News Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:14:00 +0000 55331 at http://bulktransporter.com Growth slows for ISA members in June http://bulktransporter.com/trends/growth-slows-isa-members-june <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The July ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association showed that manufacturers and distributors experienced slower growth during June.</p> <p>The ISA Manufacturer Index decreased to 63.4 in June from 66.0 in May, while the ISA Distributor Index decreased to 66.3 in June from 69.9 in May.</p> <p>For each index, a reading above 50% indicates expansion, while a reading below 50% indicates contraction.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/growth-slows-isa-members-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/growth-slows-isa-members-june#comments Trends News Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:12:00 +0000 55321 at http://bulktransporter.com North America Class 8 production increases in June http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-increases-june <div class="node-body article-body"><p>North America Class 8 production reached a 19-month high again in June following the stronger orders earlier this year. &ldquo;Annualized, June&rsquo;s per-day production rate equals a full-year production of almost 270,000,&rdquo; said Steve Tam, ACT Research&rsquo;s vice-president.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-increases-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-increases-june#comments Trends News Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:09:00 +0000 55311 at http://bulktransporter.com ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls 4.3% in June http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-falls-43-june <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May.</p> <p>Compared with June 2016, the SA index increased 1.3%. In May, the index jumped 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the first half of 2016, the index is up 1%.</p> <p>As part of this report, ATA also revised its May gain in the index upward to a 6.9% jump from a previously reported 6.5% gain.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-falls-43-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-falls-43-june#comments Trends News Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:01:00 +0000 55101 at http://bulktransporter.com FTR says Class 8 orders rebound in June at 17,600 units http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-says-class-8-orders-rebound-june-17600-units <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR reported preliminary Class 8 net orders for June at 17,600 units, a month over month improvement of 7% and 38% better than a year ago. Class 8 orders had surprisingly retreated in May, but June&rsquo;s bounce back activity is more in line with expectations.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-says-class-8-orders-rebound-june-17600-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-says-class-8-orders-rebound-june-17600-units#comments Trends News Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:59:00 +0000 55031 at http://bulktransporter.com NA heavy-, medium-duty preliminary orders up 37% from last year http://bulktransporter.com/trends/na-heavy-medium-duty-preliminary-orders-37-last-year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After an unexpected rally in Q1, 2017, North American MD and HD Classes 5-8 net orders moderated in the second quarter. While orders were lower quarter over quarter, year over year comparisons are positive by a wide margin.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/na-heavy-medium-duty-preliminary-orders-37-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/na-heavy-medium-duty-preliminary-orders-37-last-year#comments Trends News Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:53:00 +0000 55021 at http://bulktransporter.com