Avery ViseCommentaryAt the tipping pointGeneral 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….September 20, 2013CommentaryLittle big guys: Owner-operators represent a big chunk of capacity – even among fleetsFleets 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…August 23, 2013CommentaryA tale of two industriesIt 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’…July 20, 2013CommentarySmall is big, for nowSix months ago, we discussed in this space a scary situation for many fleets, especially those engaged in freight transportation: Aging and depreciating equipment they could not afford to either replace or operate profitably or…June 20, 2013CommentaryA Shelter from the Storm?A sustainable recovery in housing is virtually guaranteed.February 3, 2013HomeU.S. diesel price lowest in eight monthsThe national average retail diesel price fell 6.5 cents to $3.781 a gallon during the week ended June 11. The average price is 17.3 cents below the same week last year.June 12, 2012HomeTrucking adds 7,300 jobs in MayFor-hire carriers added 7,300 payroll jobs in May, up from an upwardly revised 2,700-job increase in April, according to the latest estimates released Friday, June 1, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll employment in…June 1, 2012HomeAverage diesel price falls 5.9 cents to $3.897The national average diesel dropped 5.9 cents to $3.987 a gallon during the week ended May 28. That’s 5.1 cents below the same week last year.May 31, 2012HomeAverage diesel price falls againThe national average retail diesel price fell 5.3 cents to $4.004 a gallon for the week ended Monday, May 14, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The average price is 5.7…May 15, 2012HomeTrucking returns to job growth in AprilAfter shedding jobs in March for the first time since July, for-hire trucking companies added 1,800 payroll jobs in April, according to the latest estimates released Friday, May 4, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics….May 4, 2012Page 1 of 6Next PageTop StoriesUsed trucksMaking the most of a booming used truck marketSale prices on used trucks have stabilized; however, experts says it’s still the halcyon days for used truck sales as heavy vehicles remain in high demand.Battery electricTMC experts share guidance on preparing a facility for EV serviceComponentsCommunication vital to serving customers during parts shortageComponentsHow parts departments are learning from the parts shortageCommentaryWill ending additional unemployment benefits fix the labor shortage?