A series of recent economic reports points to a strong outlook for trucking in 2018.
The amount of freight hauled by the trucking industry in November rose 7.6 percent year-over-year.
The amount of freight hauled by the trucking industry dropped slightly in September after logging a significant gain the previous month, the American Trucking Associations said Tuesday.
ATA CEO Chris Spear discussed regulation, tax reform and the truck driver shortage during his speech at the trade group’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition on Monday.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it was revisiting provisions in its GHG Phase 2 rule for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
The American Trucking Associations forecasts freight volume will grow 2.8 percent this year and then accelerate over the next five years to 3.4 percent.
The driver turnover pace for U.S. truck fleets rose in the first quarter of 2017. Despite the increase, rates remain at historically low levels.
Old Dominion truck driver Rhonda Hartman was the only woman selected to the American Trucking Associations "Road Team" – a 20-member all-star team of drivers that serve as industry ambassadors.
Freight demand may continue to improve in 2017 because of strong retail sales, larger wage gains and a solid housing market, according to Bob Costello, ATA’s Chief Economist.