Mining Industry Insights

Mining Industry Insight (Summer 2016)

This document focuses on a number of topics that pertain to the mining industry as a whole, including factors influencing oil and coal production, the top geographic area for mining, the outlook for metals and mining, and a brief summary of trends in used equipment values. Hot Topics OPEC Sees Oil Glut Shrinking: In its[…]

Trucking Industry Insights

Trucking Industry Insight (Spring 2016)

This document focuses on a number of topics that affect the trucking industry as a whole, including factors that affect profitability, the recent passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and the implications of new rules that will require truck operators to use electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status. It[…]

2016 KHL Yellow Table

Construction Industry Insight (Spring 2016)

This document focuses on a number of topics that affect the construction industry as a whole, including factors that influence the values of new and used construction equipment, the volume of equipment sales, the profitability of equipment manufacturers and the impact of foreign-based companies. It also includes a brief summary of trends in used equipment[…]

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Irontrax Mining Industry Insight (Winter 2015)

Industry Overview In early December, the angst among energy and mining producers worsened again, as one of the industry’s largest companies cut its work force by nearly two-thirds and Chinese trade data amplified concerns about the country’s appetite for commodities.  The current outlook for commodities prices is shaky, with a number of forces battering the[…]

Fall15ConstructionIndustryInsight

Irontrax Fall 2015 Construction Industry Insight

U.S. Nonresidential Construction Surges: According to an October 2015 report issued by Fitch Ratings, the first eight months of 2015 showed strong activity for U.S. private nonresidential construction, with the rate of spending expected to remain relatively robust through 2016. During the January-August 2015 period, private nonresidential construction spending grew 12.1% over the prior year,[…]

TruckingIndustryReviewFall2015

Trucking Industry Review, Fall 2015

Trucking Industry Statistics Industry Revenue: According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), in 2014 trucking revenue rose 2.6% to a record $700.4 billion. Trucking Tonnage: In July 2015, trucking tonnage rose to its second highest reading on record. Employment: The trucking industry gained another 2,800 jobs in July 2015, nearing a nine-year employment high. 10[…]