December 20, 2006 - Industry News
Real gross domestic product (GDP) slowed during the third quarter of 2006 and inflation abated, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP increased 2.2 percent compared to 2.6 percen
December 13, 2006 - Industry News
November retail sales were 1 percent higher than the previous month and up 5.6 percent from last year, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Excluding automobiles, retail sales were up 1.1 percent
There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but even if sales are turning around, the worst is yet to come, say Global Insight analysts Patrick Newport and Margaret Rolley. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Market Composite Index,
December 12, 2006 - Industry News
Shipping costs are a big factor in the decision to buy online, according to a study done by The Conference Board and TNS, a market research firm. More than 90 percent of consumers surveyed sai
December 4, 2006 - Industry News
Nonresidential construction spending has been flat for the past two months but still has many areas of strength, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America.
Despite continuing softness in automobile and housing-related sales, consumer spending in most areas of the country increased in October and early November, and the outlook for holiday sales was “cautiously optimistic,”
December 1, 2006 - Industry News
Manufacturing activity in November declined to its lowest level in 42 months, registering below 50 percent on the Purchasing Managers Index for the first time since April 2003, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Inde
November 28, 2006 - Industry News
Inflation is still a concern, but over the coming year the U.S. economy should return to a comfortable rate, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday in a speech to the National Italian American Foundation.
New orders for manufactured durable goods in October dropped 8.3% from September, the biggest decline in more than 6 years, according to data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
October 23, 2006 - Industry News
According to FTR Associates, a leading transportation forecasting and research firm, factors that are likely to affect the overall 2007 economy are currently giving a mixed picture.
October 9, 2006 - Industry News
Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in September to a 16-month low, according to the Institute for Supply Management survey of manufacturers
August 11, 2006 - Industry News
By controlling specific factors of high-profit performance, a typical distributor can increase profits annually by 5 percent or $300,000, concludes the 2006 National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Distributor Profit Report.
December 15, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has revised the trucking industry's 2004 fuel costs and projected an increase in the amount it will spend on fuel in 2005.
November 30, 2005 - Industry News
For the second consecutive month, the American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3 percent.
October 4, 2005 - Industry News
New orders for manufactured goods in August increased $9.7 billion or 2.5 percent to $395.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
September 28, 2005 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.8 percent in August after contracting a revised 0.5 percent in July
September 21, 2005 - Industry News
Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, said it has raised prices on all polyester and nylon products sold to all industrial and engineered markets.
September 7, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations Wednesday revised the trucking industry’s projected fuel costs for 2005 in light of the energy impact caused by Hurricane Katrina and the Energy Information Administration’s newly released fuel price forecast.
July 28, 2005 - Industry News
The Bureau of Transportation Statistic announced Thursday that trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico rose 8.9% in May 2005 from May 2004 to a total of $57.9 billion
July 26, 2005 - Industry News
Heavy-duty natural gas powered vehicles (NGVs) that meet strict emissions standards are more cost-effective to own, operate and maintain over their lifetime than comparable diesel powered vehicles when the price of crude oil is more than $31 per barre
According to the current Driver Labor Market Indicators Report published monthly by FTR Associates, the number of people available to be hired into the trucking industry fell slightly in June
June 27, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns.' for-hire Truck Tonnage Index released on Monday rose 0.7% for May as tonnage volumes increased slightly. The increase marked the first sequential rise in tonnage volumes since January
June 23, 2005 - Industry News
Crude oil prices soared to a record $60 a barrel Thursday, and stocks tumbled after FedEx Corp. said high fuel prices will hurt profits
June 14, 2005 - Industry News
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said it is operating close to full capacity and has little power to lower refined oil product prices -- particularly diesel -- on open world markets
June 9, 2005 - Industry News
According to the Reuters news agency, DaimlerChrysler expects a truck boom in the key U.S. market to continue until at least 2007
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