ICYMI: transportation industry news – December 17, 2015

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Every month, we post a round-up of articles affecting people who own, operate, buy and sell transport trucks and trailers. Here’s a look...

2014 VOLVO VNL64T780 truck tractors lined up for auction

Volvo Trucks approves use of renewable diesel for its engines

Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable diesel fuel, which can be made from animal fats and oils, in its engines. Read about renewable diesel for Volvo trucks at Transport Topics.

Mexican truck sales ending 2015 up

The Mexican Class 4 to 8 truck market is expected to finish 2015 well, with a 5-6% growth over 2014 in Class 8 trucks alone. Read about Mexican truck sales at Fleet Owner.

U.S. freight transportation barely misses record level, DOT says

In October, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s freight transportation index, a monthly index measuring the transportation industries service output, came just shy of a new record after rising 0.5%. Read about the U.S. freight transportation index at Transport Topics.

Heavy haul truck moves a large off-highway dump truck

British Columbia opens new heavy-haul routes

Two new pre-approved routes for heavy-haul shipments have been announced for British Columbia, Canada. Read about new heavy haul routes in B.C. at Today’s Trucking.

U.S. trailer orders exceed expectations again in October

Trailer orders in the U.S. in October 2015 were down 7% month-over-month, and 30% below a year ago. But trailer orders still beat expectations. Read about U.S. trailer orders at Fleet Equipment.

U.S. employment report—trucking adds 2,300 jobs

In November, the for-hire trucking industry added 2,300 jobs, with the U.S. economy as a whole adding 211,000 jobs. Read about U.S. trucking jobs at Overdrive Online.

2011 International ProStar Premium Eagle Sleeper Truck Tractors waiting to be sold by auction

Class 8 supply continues to rise faster than demand

According to ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, the supply of class 8 trucks is increasing faster than their demand. Read about class 8 truck supply at Fleet Equipment.

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