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Current Magazine Issue

July 2014

july 2014 135There is no greater conundrum for a fleet these days than deciding whether replace or refurbish equipment. Learn tips and techniques to making those decisions easier in the July issue of American Trucker. Also find trucking’s best coverage of new products and services, as well as the American Trucker Marketplace with the latest truck, trailer and equipment offerings from dealers across the U.S.A.

Articles

  • Editor's Page: Rising rates?

    Could freight rates for truckers increase 5 to 8% by year-end, with that rate spike occurring despite the continued sluggish economy? Rosalyn Wilson, senior business analyst for research firm Parsons and author of the annual State of Logistics Report, thinks so. ... more.
  • Business of Trucking: Plugging the drain

    As the owner of a business, you need to regularly check daily revenue and expense numbers. But in doing so, are you missing something in the big picture that could spell the end of your business? ... more.
  • Cover Story: Trailers-renewing the fleet

    There’s probably no greater conundrum for a fleet of any size these days than deciding whether to replace or refurbish equipment—especially as the sticker prices for new trucks and trailers continue to climb. For example, global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan estimated that in 2013 the upfront cost for new equipment climbed 2.7% over 2012, with the price of a new trailer climbing to between $30,000 and $50,000 depending on whether it’s a flatbed, dry van or refrigerated model. ... more.
  • Spotlight on an American Trucker: Blue Ridge Transport

    Blue Ridge Transport specializes in open-deck transport, primarily in the southeast region. Commodities hauled include lumber, construction equipment, heavy equipment, motor vehicles and building materials. ... more.

Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.. Check back often for Sean's take on the trucking industry, in his award-winning blog, Trucks at Work.

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