May 7, 2014 - Industry News
Freight expenditures increased for the third straight month during April while its 2.8% hike follows a 5.4% rise in March and an increase of 6.8% in February.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
Total intermodal freight volumes rose 2.6% above the previous year in the first quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America, despite extreme weather conditions depressing economic activity across much of the continent.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight, IANA
Economic activity in the nation’s non-manufacturing sector grew in April for the 51st consecutive month, hitting its highest level since last August, according to the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing Report On Business.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Numbers released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department show 288,000 jobs were added, the most since January 2012, with the unemployment rate falling to 6.3% from 6.7% in March.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment, Factory Shipments, Factory Orders, Auto Sales
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A new report shows U.S. consumer spending in March took its biggest leap forward since August 2009.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
April 30, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The American economy picked up very little steam in the first quarter of the year, recording its weakest reading since the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Employment, ADP
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
Two of five transportation modes, truck and pipeline, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement freight in February 2014 than compared to the same time a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. plunged during March, hitting it lowest level since July and marking the third decline out of the last six months.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Manufacturing
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
New figures show existing-home sales fell to their lowest level in more than 18 months during March, according to the National Association of Realtors, but the trend may be staring to ease.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of the health of the U.S. economy turned sharply higher last month, according to a report released Monday morning from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Leading Economic Indicators
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
Truckload linehaul rates spiked in March, with the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index surpassing the 120 mark, showing a 6% year-over-year increase.
Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Freight
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
The number of new home starts in the U.S. picked up slightly in March but is below the pace from a year earlier, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Starts
April 15, 2014 - Industry News
A new report shows inflation remains in check with consumer prices increasing 0.2% in March, following a 0.1% gain in February, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Home Building
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
The 1.1% increase from the month before comes as February’s figures was revised upward from a 0.3% increase to a 0.7% gain, following declines in January and December.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Prices at the wholesale level increased 0.5% in March, the biggest hike since June, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report
Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Consumer Sentiment
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
The number of Americans filing first-time jobless claims in the U.S. for the week ending April 5 posted its largest weekly decline since December 2012 with the lowest level of claims hit since March 2007.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment, Federal Reserve
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2% in February from January, rising after two consecutive monthly declines.
Tags: Economy, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
April 8, 2014 - Industry News
March freight shipment volume in the U.S. increased 6.6% over the prior month, on top of the 7.3% rise seen in February, according to the just released Cass Freight Index.
April 3, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of the health of the nation’s non-manufacturing sector shows it grew in March for the 50th consecutive month, according to the nation's purchasing and supply executives.
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 191,000 jobs from February to March, according to the March ADP National Employment Report released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
A new report shows business conditions in the trucking industry remain positive, despite a slight downturn, amid warnings of a possible capacity shortage.
Tags: Economy, Freight, FTR, Capacity, Spot Freight, Manufacturing, Freight Rates, Freight Volume
April 1, 2014 - Industry News
Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 58th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
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
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
After the strong finish to last year, the construction start statistics have shown lackluster activity during the first two months of 2014, totaling an annual rate $486.7 billion last month.
Tags: Economy, Construction Spending
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