Over 60 of fleet executives in a new survey indicated they planned to place orders for Class 8 trucks in the next three months and nearly 50 plan to place trailer orders

Over 60% of fleet executives in a new survey indicated they planned to place orders for Class 8 trucks in the next three months-- and nearly 50% plan to place trailer orders.

Q1 Outlook: Spring fever for trucking

For starters, spot rates are staying up and truck orders rising

Even as winter keeps an icy grip on much of the nation, there are sure signs that trucking in the first quarter will be truly Spring-like. The signals of this include everything from lofty spot-market rates to impressive truck orders to the outlook of a cross-section of fleets as well as the latest news on Real GDP growth.

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