The research and forecasting company, DRI-WEFA, has reported its latest review and outlook for the US freight truck market. A long and winding recovery is predicted with the picture only beginning to show improvement in the second half of 2002. Recovery strengthens in 2003. DRI-WEFA says that 2001 proved to be a very bumpy ride indeed for the commercial truck business. The slowdown began in 2000, but truck makers felt the worst of it in 2001. US truck production over 6 tonnes GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) fell by around 33% in 2001.