Avery Vise

Avery Vise is executive director, trucking research and analysis for Randall-Reilly Business Media and also serves as senior editor, industry analysis for Commercial Carrier Journal. Previously, he was editorial director of Randall-Reilly’s Fleet/Dealer/Aftermarket group and had served as chief editor of CCJ for 10 years. From 1985 to 1998, Vise worked for McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week Group, covering Congress and the Department of Transportation for publications about the commercial aviation industry. He has received numerous awards from American Business Media and the American Society of Business Publication Editors for his coverage of the trucking industry. Vise is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with degrees in government and history.

At the tipping point

September 20, 2013

General Motors’ U.S. retail sales were up 23 percent in July year over year.  Ford enjoyed its best July for U.S. retail sales since 2005 on the strength of a 19 percent increase. Chrysler’s U.S. sales were its best for a July since 2006, and Toyota’s U.S. sales rose 17 percent. Last month, Polk reported the average age of light vehicles in the United States had ...

Little big guys: Owner-operators represent a big chunk of capacity – even among fleets

August 23, 2013

Fleets get the attention in the marketplace these days — at least from a supplier’s perspective. Everyone wants to know what component or gadget they can market to Schneider, Swift or Wal-Mart. Sure the margin might not be what it is when selling to the little guy, but the volume is irresistible, and the implied endorsement of a trucking leader is invaluable. Retailers of parts and ...

A tale of two industries

July 20, 2013

It was the best of times. It was, well, not too bad times, all in all. That’s probably the best way to look at the trucking industry these days. In May, the American Trucking Associations’ for-hire truck tonnage index hit an all-time high, exceeding the previous high in December 2011. And yet, the findings and comments from the May 2013 Randall-Reilly MarketPulse survey of for-hire trucking ...

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