October trailer sales “basically met expectations.”

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October trailer sales “basically met expectations.”

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA--Trucking industry consultants FTR reports final October net trailer orders for North America at 20,200 units, up 72% month-over-month but down 38% year-over-year. Orders basically met expectations. Although October dry van orders were the highest in 10 months, they were significantly below the robust numbers that came in during the same month in 2015. ...Read the rest of this story
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FMCSA Online Systems to be Down Starting Nov. 17

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised that a scheduled outage of its online information systems will take place starting today at 9:00 p.m. EST and extend through Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

The shutdown will allow the agency to transition to a cloud-based setup.

“Due to scheduled upgrades, access may be limited to some of FMCSA's information systems starting on Thursday, November 17,” the agency stated in a public notice. “System access is anticipated to be available starting on Monday, November 21 and service will be restored as soon as possible.

FMCSA added that its safety and enforcement programs and activities "will be unaffected during this period."

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