Despite stock market ups and downs, business executives retain positive economic outlook, though rising health care costs and profit margin pressures are concerns.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a waiver that gives PeopleNet customers who integrate their existing AOBRDs (automatic onboard recording devices) to fleet management and safety systems until March 18, 2018...
An expanding U.S. economy and ELD enforcement should keep trucking capacity tight for 2018.
Fuel taxes are still viewed by many, including both ATA and OOIDA, as the best way to generate needed infrastructure funds.
Yet concerns are voiced over efforts to broaden toll road use, impact of spending on federal deficit.
Spot load-to-truck ratios are easing off from record highs as capacity has increased 8.3% week-to-week, load board operator says.
A jump in “future expectations,” as to the performance expectations for small businesses over the next 12 months, is largely driving that improvement in optimism.
The company’s freight payment index indicates spending on trucking services advanced at the highest pace so far this decade.
“Clearly, truckers are entering 2018 in the best negotiating position in many years,” research firm says.