March 17, 2015 - Industry News
Nationwide housing starts dropped 17% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 units in February, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts
March 16, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.1% in February from the month before, but is 3.5% higher than the same time a year ago.
Tags: Industrial Production, Economy
March 13, 2015 - Industry News
Prices at the wholesale level fell again in February, down 0.5% from the month before, the fourth straight month this has happened, and is the largest drop since 2009.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Sentiment, Producer Prices
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. fell for the third straight month in February as harsh weather in much of the country kept consumers and their wallets at home.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales
March 11, 2015 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell slightly in January from the month before, but remains close to its record high level.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
North American shipment volume jumped up in February, while total freight expenditures reversed a four-month slump, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index
March 10, 2015 - Industry News
Some economic indicators have not bounced back as well as others in the recovery from the Great Recession, but trucking is doing well, and a capacity crunch leads economic expert John Larkin to project truckload rates will rise this year.
Tags: Economy, TCA, Freight Rates, Truckload Carriers Association
March 6, 2015 - Industry News
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
Tags: GDP, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Economy
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Prices
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
Sales of new single-family homes slipped in January from the month before but are up compared to the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index
Consumer confidence fell this month from a more than seven-year high last month, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Non-Manufacturing
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
Existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Construction Spending
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of where the American economy is headed three to six months down the road registered another monthly increase but the pace was slower than in recent months.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
Business conditions in the trucking industry improved dramatically the final month of 2014, according to a new report from the transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released on Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Home Building
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
U.S. retail sales slumped in January for the second straight months, falling 0.8% from the month before, according to a new Commerce Department report and double the amount forecast by many economists.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
The latest reading on freight movements in the U.S. shows the amount carried by the for-hire transportation industry was virtually unchanged in December from November, failing to rise after five consecutive months of increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
North American shipment volumes and total spending on freight both dropped in January, according to the Cass Freight Index, but they were also at their highest level for the month in at least three years.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
Significant mid-year gains, paired with across-the-board growth in the final quarter of last year, contributed to strong overall intermodal freight performance in 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal
February 6, 2015 - Industry News
According to the U.S. Labor Department, 257,000 jobs were added last month, while total jobs gains in December were revised upward to 329,000 from 252,000.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
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