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March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Small Business Confidence Drops to 35

The Small Business Research Board's Transportation Small Business Confidence Index dropped to 35 during the fourth quarter of 2007

Tags: Economy

March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Freight Index Rose 2.4% in January

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 2.4 percent in January from its December level, matching its largest monthly increase in the last two years

Tags: Economy

March 11, 2008 - Industry News

Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 4.9 Percent in 2007

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 4.9 percent higher in 2007 than in 2006

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March 9, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Repossessions Increased Significantly in 2007

Repossessions and liquidations of tractor-trailer trucks increased 110 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, according to Nassau Asset Management's NasTrac Quarterly Index

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March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Factory Orders Drop

New orders for manufactured goods fell 2.5 percent in January, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. It was the first time U.S. factory orders had fallen in five months,

Tags: Economy

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Trade Up December From Year Earlier

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.1 percent higher in December 2007 than in December 2006, reaching $60.9 billion

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February 26, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.4 Percent in January

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.4 percent in January 2008, after rising an amended 1.5 percent in December 2007

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January 30, 2008 - Industry News

4th Quarter Gross Domestic Product Up Only 0.6%

Real gross domestic product - the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States - increased at an annual rate of 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to advanc

Tags: Economy

January 23, 2008 - Industry News

New HDMA Chief Sees Prosperous Future for Trucking Industry

During his first address as chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) board of directors, Joe McAleese, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, encouraged members to be in a position to adapt

Tags: Economy

January 22, 2008 - Industry News

Economist: Stock Market Doesn't Necessarily Predict Recession

What the media is calling "market meltdowns around the globe" this week are signaling the "R" word to many. But during a presentation at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas Tuesday, one economist said not so fast

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December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Survey: Slow Rebound of Equipment Purchases in 2008

As part of its fourth quarter Fleet Sentiment inquiry, CK Commercial Vehicle Research included questions about 2008 equipment buying plans. Fifty-nine for-hire, private and government fleet managers responded to the questionnaire.

Tags: Economy

December 13, 2007 - Industry News

Fitch: Weak Demand in '08 Pressures Freight Transportation

The past year proved challenging for the freight transportation industry in the United States, and 2008 will likely remain difficult, at least through the first half, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch is a global rating agency providin

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November 21, 2007 - Industry News

Online Holiday Shopping Holds Strong - Zogby Poll

More than three in four Internet users plan to do as much or more of their holiday shopping online this year as they did last year - even though many plan to cut back on overall spending

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2007 - Industry News

Conference Board: U.S. Households to Spend More on Christmas This Year Than Last

U.S. households are expected to spend an average of $471 on gifts during the holiday season, up from last year's estimate of $449, The Conference Board reported Tuesday. The Conference Board is the world's preeminent business

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November 8, 2007 - Industry News

Economists Provide 2008 Forecasts at NTEA Summit

Commercial truck sales will experience a slow recovery after the first quarter of 2008, while heavy-duty sales are likely to grow faster next year than medium-duty trucks, according to Stephen Latin-Kasper

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October 4, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Economist Predicts "Subdued" Fall Freight Season

October has traditionally been the peak of the fall freight season, but don't expect to see a big bump in freight this month, says ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello - or much economic improvement until the second half of 2008

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September 27, 2007 - Industry News

Q2 Economy Grew 3.8 Percent

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.8 percent in the second quarter of 2007, according to final estimates released Thursday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter

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August 28, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 0.3% in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month increase since March of this year. The not-seasonally adjusted index decrease

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Won't Lower Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee decided Tuesday to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent, citing lingering inflation concerns

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July 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls Another 0.1% in June

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.1 percent in June, marking the third consecutive month-to-month drop. Tonnage fell 1.3 percent in May and has dropped 3.5 percent since March.

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Orders for Manufactured Durable Goods Up 1.4% in June

New orders for manufactured durable goods increased 1.4 percent in June, led by new orders for non-defense aircraft and parts, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. New orders fell 2.3 percen

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July 5, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Still Growing in June

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management. "Following a weak first quarter

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June 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.3% in May

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.3 percent in May, marking the second consecutive month-to-month drop. In April, tonnage fell 2.2 percent

Tags: Economy

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Economy Still Growing, Albeit Slowly

June opened with a series of reports indicating slow economic growth, but growth nonetheless. The Institute for Supply Management's latest Manufacturing Report on Business logged the fourth consecutive month of expansion.

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May 31, 2007 - Industry News

AGC Economist: Construction Spending Up Despite Housing Drag

"Total construction spending inched up in April, as nonresidential outlays shook off the plunge in homebuilding and sluggishness in gross domestic product (GDP)," Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractor

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