Trends http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7352/more en North American heavy-, medium-duty preliminary orders show 3-month high http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-american-heavy-medium-duty-preliminary-orders-show-3-month-high <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">North American medium- and heavy-duty Classes 5-8 net orders improved to a three-month high in September, and hit a 27-month high when seasonally adjusted. </font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-american-heavy-medium-duty-preliminary-orders-show-3-month-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-american-heavy-medium-duty-preliminary-orders-show-3-month-high#comments Trends News Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:58:00 +0000 56951 at http://bulktransporter.com IHS Markit offers latest assessment on supply chain recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ihs-markit-offers-latest-assessment-supply-chain-recovery-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma <div class="node-body article-body"><p>IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, has released a new report on the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the national and regional economies, transportation infrastructure, automotive industry and the crude oil, refining, and chemical sectors.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ihs-markit-offers-latest-assessment-supply-chain-recovery-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ihs-markit-offers-latest-assessment-supply-chain-recovery-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma#comments Trends News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:41:00 +0000 56731 at http://bulktransporter.com Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images FTR’s July Shippers Conditions Index near neutral reading, could turn negative http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-july-shippers-conditions-index-near-neutral-reading-could-turn-negative <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for July continued near zero, at a reading of -0.1, reflecting the dominance of contract pricing to the measure. While capacity is tightening noticeably, sharp segmentation trends have pushed the majority of market stress into spot markets.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-july-shippers-conditions-index-near-neutral-reading-could-turn-negative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-july-shippers-conditions-index-near-neutral-reading-could-turn-negative#comments Trends News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:35:00 +0000 56691 at http://bulktransporter.com Construction spending up overall, down for infrastructure projects http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-overall-down-infrastructure-projects <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most major construction spending categories increased from July to August but activity was mixed compared to spending levels a year earlier, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that big drops in public investments mean infrastructure will continue to deteriorate and impede economic growth.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-overall-down-infrastructure-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-overall-down-infrastructure-projects#comments Trends News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:30:00 +0000 56671 at http://bulktransporter.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index staying positive as capacity tightens http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-staying-positive-capacity-tightens <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for July remains in a positive range with a reading of 5.75 reflecting tightening capacity, rising spot rates, and a further impact this fall and winter from the implementation of Electronic Logging Devices.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-staying-positive-capacity-tightens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-staying-positive-capacity-tightens#comments Trends News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:45:00 +0000 56611 at http://bulktransporter.com North America Class 8 build plan rises in August, moderates for medium duty http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-build-plan-rises-august-moderates-medium-duty <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fifty-nine percent of August&rsquo;s North American Class 8 orders are scheduled for build this year, and the fill rates are generally in line with historical averages.</p> <p>&ldquo;Based on the build plans, Q4 was filled to 62% versus a historical fill rate of 69%,&rdquo; said Tim Denoyer, ACT Research&rsquo;s vice-president and senior analyst. &ldquo;For Q1, the August-ending build plan fill was 29%, just ahead of the 27% fill rate average of the past 10 years.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-build-plan-rises-august-moderates-medium-duty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-build-plan-rises-august-moderates-medium-duty#comments Trends News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:51:00 +0000 56491 at http://bulktransporter.com ATA Truck Tonnage Index jumps 7.1% in August http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-71-august <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 7.1% in August, following a 0.5% gain during July. In August, the index equaled 149 (2000=100), up from 139.1 in July.</p> <p>Compared with August 2016, the SA index surged 8.2%. In July, the index rose 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same eight months in 2016, the index is up 2.1%.</p> <p>As part of this report, ATA also revised its July increase in the index upward to a 0.5% gain from the previously reported 0.1% increase.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-71-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-71-august#comments Trends News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:00 +0000 56471 at http://bulktransporter.com Nearly 10% of US trucking affected by Hurricane Harvey http://bulktransporter.com/trends/nearly-10-us-trucking-affected-hurricane-harvey <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It turns out that severe weather disruptions almost always involve water. Since the most potent source of water is evaporation from the ocean&rsquo;s surface, the majority of US weather disruptions are near salt water coasts. And, because people and businesses like to be near coasts, oceanic storms have big effects, including on transportation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/nearly-10-us-trucking-affected-hurricane-harvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/nearly-10-us-trucking-affected-hurricane-harvey#comments Trends News Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:24:00 +0000 55991 at http://bulktransporter.com FTR’s June Trucking Conditions Index falls more than two points from previous month http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-june-trucking-conditions-index-falls-more-two-points-previous-month <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s <a href="http://info.ftrintel.com/l/66642/2015-08-26/3bmqkr">Trucking Conditions Index</a> (TCI) for June fell more than two points m/m to a reading of 4.54. As detailed in the August issue of the Trucking Update, the lower June reading is, in part, a reflection of the increased costs for labor, fuel, and purchased transport for some.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-june-trucking-conditions-index-falls-more-two-points-previous-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-june-trucking-conditions-index-falls-more-two-points-previous-month#comments Trends News Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000 55861 at http://bulktransporter.com ATA Truck Tonnage Index rises in July http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-rises-july <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.1% in July, following a 4.4% drop during June. In July, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), up from 138.4 in June.</p> <p>Compared with July 2016, the SA index increased 2.3%. In June, the index rose 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same seven months in 2016, the index is up 1.2%.</p> <p>As part of this report, ATA also revised its June drop in the index downward to a 4.4% decrease from the previously reported 4.3% decline.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-rises-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-rises-july#comments Trends News Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:49:00 +0000 55841 at http://bulktransporter.com