December 1, 2014 - Industry News
Key economic indicators for October that were posted last week show mostly good news for trucking, including durable goods, home sales and consumer confidence.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
An advance report shows shipments of durable goods increased just slightly last month while new orders fell for the second straight month.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods
September 25, 2014 - Industry News
Shipments of manufactured durable goods fell 1.5% from July following a 3.7% increase in July from June. An overall decline of this amount was expected, according to a poll of economists.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Shipments of U.S. manufactured goods increased again in July, while new orders for them skyrocketed, with both hitting record high levels going back to 1992.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments, Manufacturing, Durable Goods
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods continue moving higher, with both hitting record levels -- but the numbers may not be as bright as they seem.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Confidence
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for durable manufactured goods both increased in June following declines the month before, while total U.S. construction in June hit its highest level so far this year.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Construction
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The U.S. economy shrank at its steepest rate in the first quarter of the year since first quarter of 2009, amid the Great Recession, according to a new estimate from the Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods
May 27, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED: Shipments for these items designed to last three years or more fell 0.2% from March, following a 1.3% gain. The decline was led by a 1% drop in transportation shipments.
March 31, 2014 - Industry News
New figures show biggest driver of the U.S. economy increased last month while the overall economy grew more than estimated a month ago.
Tags: Economy, Freight, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending
February 27, 2014 - Industry News
Shipments fell 0.4% in January from the month before, it’s third straight decline, after dropping 1.8% in December. Shipments of machinery led the decline, falling 2.6%.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods in the U.S. ended 2013 on a down note, but each were up for the year, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released Tuesday.
December 31, 2013 - Industry News
The final week of 2013 provided some encouraging economic numbers including about holiday sales.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Total construction spending in the United States hit a four and half year high in October, according to U.S. Commerce Department report released on Monday.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Leading Economic Indicators, Construction Spending, Manufacturing
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
Industrial production in the United States increased in September, posting its biggest gain in seven months. This follows a report Friday showing shipments of manufactured durable goods hit their highest level on record going back to 1992 -- but consumer confidence took a nosedive.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Industrial Production, Durable Goods, Consumer Sentiment
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
Growth for the nation’s economy picked up dramatically in the second quarter of the year with the gross domestic product increasing at an annual rate of 2.5%.
Tags: Economy, Freight, GDP, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
September 5, 2013 - Industry News
Shipment of factory orders in July increased while new orders fell, according to a new Commerce Department report. Overall shipments saw their second hike in the past three months, but durable goods shipments fell slightly.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Factory Orders
July 26, 2013 - Industry News
While American’s are split on how President Obama is handling the economy, the latest numbers out show things are decidedly on the upswing, with increasing consumer confidence, rising home prices and steady job gains.
July 2, 2013 - Industry News
Shipments and new orders for manufactured goods in the United States both headed higher in May, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, easing earlier fears this important sector to trucking and the economy might be in for tougher times.
May 24, 2013 - Industry News
A first look one economic indicator shows improvement in one area of durable goods while conditions lag in another – but some analysts say this part of U.S. economy continues to improve.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales
April 24, 2013 - Industry News
The government’s first look at shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods in the U.S. during March shows mixed performance.T he U.S. Commerce Department reports shipments increased in March from the month before by 0.4% to $230 billion. This is the highest level on record, going back to 1992.
April 2, 2013 - Industry News
A new full report from the U.S. Commerce Department shows factory goods shipments and orders are continuing a nearly non-interrupted streak of increases, which combined with other evidence bodes well for the near future of trucking.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Construction
March 6, 2013 - Industry News
A new government report on U.S. manufactured shipments and orders for February is the latest in a recent string of economic numbers that sound worse than they really are.
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