April 28, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence fell in April, its biggest drop since October 2013 and the lowest level in four months.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
Growth in the U.S. service sector during April eased from a seven-month high in March, according to the financial information services provider Markit, but numbers still point to strong start to the second quarter.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
Orders for big ticket, long lasting durable goods increased 4% in March, the biggest gain in eight months, but a key indicator of business investment fell for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
Sales of new homes in the U.S. during March fell the most in more than 18 months following three straight monthly gains, according to the Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales
Freight movements between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico fell in February, hitting its lowest level in terms of value since 2011, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
Existing-home sales in the U.S. jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, according to the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
Consumer prices moved up for the second straight month in March after falling during much of the winter, but remain at their lowest level in years.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Leading Economic Indicators
April 16, 2015 - Industry News
Nationwide housing starts rose 2% in March, hitting an annual rate of 926,000 units, but it's not as much as many analysts were hoping.
Tags: Housing Starts, Economy
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
For the first quarter of 2015 this measure of the total activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities declined at an annual rate of 1%, the first quarterly decrease since the second quarter of 2009.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Building
April 14, 2015 - Industry News
North American freight volume and expenditures rose again in March as shipments picked up significantly from the West Coast ports, according to the latest readings of the Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight Rates, Freight Volume, Cass Freight Index
Prices at the wholesale level rose in March for the first time since October, according to the U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Producer Prices
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.
Tags: Economy, Freight, FTR, Spot Freight
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $89.3 billion in January, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 1.2% from a year earlier,
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
Two reports released Monday show the nation’s service sector continues increasing, albeit at different rates.
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of freight rates in one trucking sector improved in February over the past year, but declined from the month before.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
Existing-home sales in the U.S. increased modestly in February, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors on Monday.
March 20, 2015 - Industry News
Construction starts in the U.S. posted healthy gains in February compared to the month before and the same time in 2014, according to a new report from the construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics.
Tags: Economy, Construction Spending
March 19, 2015 - Industry News
A look at where the U.S. economy is headed in the next three to six months showed another rise, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve
March 18, 2015 - Industry News
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased 4.5% in 2014 compared to a year earlier, while over the longer term trucking has some lost market share to other transportation modes.
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
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