Key indicators for future commercial truck sales growth aren’t signaling an impending turnaround for a market that’s been mired in a recession for two years. Motor carrier traffic is sluggish, fleets are relatively new, insurance and security costs are rising, fuel prices are higher and banks are tightening requirements for loans, says Ken Kremar, principal-industry practices group for Global Insight Inc. (formerly DRI-WEFA), an economic and financial research firm. "Insurance premiums ...

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