Spot market demand indicators drop but remain favorable for truckers

Load post counts were on the rise last week, but truck posts rose even higher after the holidays. It was the first week the van load-to-truck ratio declined since the ELD mandate went into effect. Yet the ratio was still 10.7 van loads per truck, way above what’s been historically typical, for any time of year.

LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP

LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

Pilot Flying J looks to add more stores, expand parking availability notices in 2018

Pilot Flying J intends to open 20 new locations this year and continue renovating existing stores. The company is also looking to expand its parking availability notification system, which it began testing last year on the West Coast.

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Posts Biggest Annual Gain in 7 Years

A surge in industrial production for December exceeded expectations, but the strength was largely a function of a weather-related utilities spike. A separate report showed a lot of optimism remains when it comes to the market for newly built homes.