September 17, 2003 - Industry News
Tim Solso, chief executive officer for Cummins Inc., told shareholders this week he is optimistic about the future of the engine maker and the trucking industry
September 16, 2003 - Industry News
Fewer trucks were repossessed in the first two quarters of 2003 than the same time last year, according to Nassau Asset Management's first public release of its NasTrac Quarterly Index (NQI)
September 10, 2003 - Industry News
Economic analysts are seeing the beginnings of improvement in the trucking industry, in contrast with similar signs last year that failed to materialize
August 28, 2003 - Industry News
The U.S. Commerce Department has revised gross domestic product figures for the 2nd quarter upward to 3.1 percent
The American Trucking Association reported that its seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.4 percent in July
August 4, 2003 - Industry News
A study of trucking fleets conducted last month by CK Marketing & Communications reveals that 74% of the fleets polled indicated they plan to purchas
Flatbed carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc., Clayton, Ala., reported that revenues rose 4% and profits 6% in the quarter ended June 30
July 30, 2003 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns.’ seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% to 147.3 (1993=100) in June, the association announced Wednesday
July 1, 2003 - Industry News
The ISM index of manufacturing activity inched up to 49.8 in June from 49.4 in May
June 30, 2003 - Industry News
Personal income and spending expanded modestly again in May at a pace that assures second quarter consumer spending will grow faster than in the last two weak quarters
June 24, 2003 - Industry News
Consumer confidence was steady in June, off only 0.1 from May to 83.5, according to The Conference Board
June 17, 2003 - Industry News
Manufacturing production increased 0.1% in May after declining 0.6% in both March and April.
June 12, 2003 - Industry News
A fall in gas prices masked a 0.2% rise in May non-gas station retail sales, repeating what happened in April, said Jim Haughey, Newport Communications senior economist
June 6, 2003 - Industry News
Non-durable goods manufacturing shipments fell 3.5% in April according to the Commerce Department
June 3, 2003 - Industry News
The ISM index of manufacturing activity rose to 49.4 in May from 45.4 in April on the strength of monthly gains in orders, production and order backlogs, now all just over 50.
June 2, 2003 - Industry News
A preliminary look at the American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index shows an increase to 153.0 -- or 5.4% -- in April 2003 compared with March 2003
May 30, 2003 - Industry News
The April income and consumption report from the Commerce Department shows only very slim improvement from March.
May 29, 2003 - Industry News
Durable goods shipments dropped 0.7% in April, orders declined 2.4% and inventories slipped 0.1%.
May 28, 2003 - Industry News
Tuesday economic reports confirmed that consumers will again be spending enough to provide modest growth and freight until investment and exports strengthen later this year,
May 23, 2003 - Industry News
The $330-billion tax approved Friday by Congress will almost immediately add some fiscal stimulus to the economy
May 19, 2003 - Industry News
April housing starts fell 6.8% to a 1.63 million annual rate, but the decline is not seen as a trend suggesting weakness
May 16, 2003 - Industry News
Factory output fell 0.6% in April after declining 0.1% in each of the two previous months, according to the Federal Reserve Board
May 14, 2003 - Industry News
April retail sales held their big gain in March, so the spring quarter has begun with sales 1% above the winter quarter average, according to Jim Haughey, senior economist for Newport Communications.
May 7, 2003 - Industry News
The amount of economic damage from the SARS virus cannot yet be fully measured because World Health Organization reports suggest that there are likely some contagious people not yet quarantined in several regions in China.
May 1, 2003 - Industry News
Manufacturing activity declined marginally in April after a big drop in February, with the ISM index of manufacturing activity falling to 45.4 from 46.2 based on a survey of industrial buyers
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