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Commercial vehicle orders likely to slow in first quarter

Commercial vehicle orders likely to slow in first quarter

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Net orders for heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets closed 2009 slightly stronger than expected, but will likely slow dramatically in the first quarter of 2010 before recovering in the second half of the year, according to truck market analysis by ACT Research Co.

Universal Truckload acquires three companies

Universal Truckload acquires three companies

WARREN, Mich. — Universal Truckload Services Inc. said Thursday that the company has acquired D. Kratt International Inc., Cavalry Transportation LLC and Cavalry Logistics LLC, and TSD Transportation L.P. The deals were completed in December 2009. Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

Inflation tame in 2009, but consumers are squeezed

Inflation tame in 2009, but consumers are squeezed

WASHINGTON — Consumer inflation was tame in 2009, with prices rising 2.7 percent. Yet families felt squeezed as their spending power sank in the face of falling wages, job losses and higher prices for energy, medical care and education.

Consumer inflation tame at 2.7%, but wages don't keep up

Consumer inflation tame at 2.7%, but wages don't keep up

WASHINGTON — Consumer inflation was tame in 2009, with prices rising 2.7 percent. Yet families felt squeezed as their spending power sank in the face of falling wages, job losses and higher prices for energy, medical care and education.

Retail sales sink, jobless claims rise

Retail sales sink, jobless claims rise

WASHINGTON — Retail sales unexpectedly fell in December, leaving 2009 with the biggest yearly drop on record and highlighting the formidable hurdles facing the economy as it struggles to recover from the deepest recession in seven decades.

Class 8 sales post best result of 2009 in December

Class 8 sales post best result of 2009 in December

Heavy duty trucks registered easily the best sales of 2009 in December, jumping 30.2 percent from the month before — and November had set previous the standard for the year. December also marked the fourth consecutive month-to-month improvement as truck buyers eyed savings ahead of the more costly, 2010 emissions-compliant equipment.

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