Information and Resources: Monitoring the Industry

Information and Resources: Monitoring the Industry

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To assist truck company owners and fleet managers in operating an efficient and profitable trucking business, Accutrac Capital curates a series of blog articles relevant to current industry issues.

View our most recent collection, intended to provide a snapshot of market conditions and highlight common topics of interest.


Trucking market on solid footing early into 2016, says FTR

Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continues to show that the trucking market continues to be solid. According to their most recent report the trucking industry seems to be in a relatively stable environment as we move into 2016, with little or no change in the current trends.

By Staff: Logistics Management, posted on February 18, 2016

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CCJ Indicators: Trucking conditions improve, expected to remain stable; freight dipped again in Jan.

Spot market activity for January dips in line with seasonal trends: Freight volume on the spot market fell 9.1 percent in January from December, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, in line with seasonal trends seen in the last 20 years, DAT says.

By James Jaillet, posted on February 18, 2016

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Home delivery: If not by drone, then by driverless truck. Or both

LTL has a new competitor on the horizon. Google has received much attention regarding its moves towards drone-delivered packages and recently had a patent awarded indicating the companys intentions towards an autonomous truck delivery system. A recent report states that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a letter saying it supports Googles version of a driverless system as suitable for public roads.

By Max Heine, February 11, 2016

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Finding the Right Balance: Over-Specing vs. Under-Specing Trucks

Specing a truck is a complicated process. Building the right truck requires hundreds of decisions and choices and each choice potentially impacts another. Where it gets tricky is finding the balance between over-specing and under-specing a truck, each with its own unique set of consequences.

By Mike Antich, posted on January 26, 2016

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Misclassification Battle Continues at Ports

The large majority of freight, originating from Off-Shore destinations, arrive in North America by sea arriving at busy ports along both coast lines. These highly saturated hubs are centers of logistical nightmares when it comes to the efficient management of freight movement. Congestion and frequent labor disputes are on-going issues, but so too is the problem of Misclassification.

By Deborah Lockridge, posted on February 8, 2016

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