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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December after rising 0.5% in November. In December, the index equaled 114.7 (2015=100) compared with 113.5 in November. read more

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Holds Steady in January

According to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s January 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry, overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 63.9, unchanged from the December 2021 index. read more

Construction Industry Expects Strong Profitability Despite Supply Chain and Labor Challenges

According to Wells Fargo’s 2022 construction industry forecast, there is renewed optimism among nonresidential contractors and distributors for increasing profits and new equipment sales in the year ahead. read more

MUFG: US to Transition to Mid-Cycle Economic Downshift in 2022

The U.S. economy is moving from a post-reopening boom phase toward a moderating period, which, depending on policy prescription, may end up feeling like a mid-cycle slowdown in the second half of 2022, according to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. read more

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Continue to Rise But at Slow Pace

Small business loan approval rates at big banks (more than $10 billion in assets) increased from 14.2% in November to 14.3% in December, and approval rates at small banks (under $10 billion in assets) rose from 19.9% in November to 20.1% in December, according to Biz2Credit. read more

ATA Projects 28% Increase in Freight Tonnage by 2032

According to its latest forecast, the American Trucking Associations expect total freight tonnage to grow from an estimated 15.1 billion tons in 2021 to 19.3 billion tons in 2032, marking a 28% increase. read more

KBRA: Credit Performance Weakens During November Collection Period

According to Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s equipment loan and lease indices for December 2021, credit performance weakened somewhat across most securitized equipment loan and lease pools during the November collection period. read more

ELFA: New Business Volume Rises 8% Y/Y But Falls 26% M/M in November

According to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), overall new business volume for November was $7.9 billion, up 8% year over year from new business volume in November 2020. However, volume was down 26% from $10.7 billion in October. read more

Balboa Capital: 82% of Small Businesses Plan to Use Section 179 Deduction

According to a survey from Balboa Capital, 82% of small business owners plan to use Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code to deduct the cost of qualifying equipment purchased or financed in 2021. read more

ELFF Projects 3.5% US GDP Growth in 2022, 4.6% Equipment Investment Growth

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released its Q1/22 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot. According to the snapshot, the U.S. economy will grow by 3.5% in 2022 and equipment investment will grow at a 4.6% pace. read more

IT Firms Have Received More Funding Than Business in Other Industries in 2021

A new study from Biz2Credit that analyzed 2020 and 2021 industry trends among small businesses found that information technology firms received the most funding of any industry in terms of volume and the highest average amount of funding during the study time frame. read more

ELFF: Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases in December

According to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s December 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry, overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 63.9, a decrease from the November index of 64.6. read more

Wilmington Trust Expects Reduced Inflation in 2022 Despite Labor and Supply Chain Challenges

According to Wilmington Trust’s 2022 capital markets forecast, in the new year, economic risks like labor shortages and supply chain disruptions will normalize, inflation will decelerate and smart technology investments will provide long-term value for businesses. read more

ELFF Forecasts 4.6% Growth in Equipment and Software Investment in 2022

Low financial stress, an expanding housing sector and increased federal spending on infrastructure are expected to propel equipment and software investment growth by 4.6% in 2022, according to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s 2022 outlook. read more

New Sandhills Report Underscores Supply/Demand Trends Impacting the Aviation Industry

Sandhills Global released a new market report identifying noteworthy supply and demand trends within the used piston single aircraft category. The report is the first from Sandhills addressing the aviation industry. read more

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