Avery Vise

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...