November 19, 2014 - Industry News
Auto haulers have a good reason to expect 2015 will be a good year for them, following a prediction that new car and light truck sales and leases will hit nearly hit the 17 million-level.
Tags: Economy, NADA, Auto Sales, Auto Haulers
Housing starts in the U.S. fell in October, but an indicator of future building is at a more than six-year high, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The Producer Price Index increased 0.2% from September, driven by a 0.5% jump in the cost of services.
Tags: Economy, Producer Prices, Home Building
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Industrial production in the U.S. edged down 0.1% in October after having advanced 0.8% in September, according to new figures from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. rebounded in October due to broad-based gains, as consumers get ready to head into the Christmas shopping season, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of how much freight is moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry hit a record high in September with a 0.3% increase from the month before, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Trucking Conditions Index from the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR registered 9.07 for September, according to a just released report.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
Some freight is having trouble entering the country and moving quickly to final end users while, the “transportation ecosystem is finding itself in turmoil” as freight shipments, particularly imports, climb in anticipation of a stronger holiday shopping season this year.
Tags: Economy, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Port Trucking, Cass Freight Index
Total intermodal freight volume rose 5.1% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same time in 2013, while domestic U.S. and international volumes individually reported gains in of 5.5% and 4.7%, respectively.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Economy
November 7, 2014 - Industry News
The unemployment rate in the U.S. fell again in October, dropping to its lowest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Labor Department. In the same period, for-hire trucking added 3,900 jobs.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
According to the Association of American Railroads, it totaled 1,381,749 containers and trailers, up 4.9%, or 64,071 units, over October 2013.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
November 5, 2014 - Industry News
Activity in the U.S. non-manufacturing sector continued growing in October, but not as fast as the month before.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
The U.S. job market continues improving with a new report showing private sector employment increased by 230,000 jobs from September to October, the biggest gain since June.
Tags: Economy, Employment
November 3, 2014 - Industry News
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending
The week ending Oct. 25, rail intermodal traffic was up 6.7% compared with the same week last year -- higher growth than that of rail traffic overall.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Economy, NAFTA, Global
October 31, 2014 - Industry News
Consumer spending in the U.S. declined in September for the first time in eight months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending
October 30, 2014 - Industry News
One of the broadest measures of the health of the American economy shows it expanded at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of the year.
Tags: Economy, GDP
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
October 24, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Sales of new homes in the U.S. hit a six-month high last month while the improvement for August was cut dramatically, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. freight movements with Canada and Mexico saw imports increase 3.6% while exports gained 5.2% from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, Surface Trade
A measure of where the American economy is headed in the next three to six months shows conditions are improving, but not as fast as they have been, according to the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Leading Economic Indicators
October 22, 2014 - Industry News
Consumer prices in the U.S. remained in check during September, increasing just 0.1%, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
The latest housing starts figures show the housing market continues to move in the right direction, finally recapturing 2013 levels after a weak start to the year.
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
The increased volume reflects peak season volumes and larger vessels calling at the facility, according to port officials.
Tags: Economy, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal, California
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Residential construction in the U.S. has rebounded but remains volatile, hitting an annual rate of just more than 1 million units for only the third time this year in September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Housing Starts, Economy, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building
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