August 13, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Index declined 0.9% in June from May, falling after four consecutive monthly increases, according to numbers released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index, Freight
The freight logistics sector slowed in July, following a seasonal trend, with both freight shipments and freight payments down 3.9% from the previous month, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed some positive movement in June after moderating slightly during the prior two months.
Tags: Economy, GDP, FTR Trucking Index
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
Truckload freight availability remained elevated in July compared to previous years despite a seasonal dip, according to the DAT North American Freight Index released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
August 7, 2014 - Industry News
First time jobless claims over the last month in the U.S. fell to its lowest level since February 2006, well before the Great Recession.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Shipments increased 0.5% from the month before following a May drop of 1%, hitting its highest level on record.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Factory Shipments
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
International containers increased 9.6%, trailers improved by 4.3%, and domestic containers grew 7.6% quarter-over-quarter, all indications that the intermodal industry is recovering from a harsh winter and a contracted economy.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
The number of jobs created in the U.S. posted its sixth straight month of being above the 200,000 mark in July but the number was softer than the previous month’s level.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. economy surged in the second quarter of the year, bouncing back from its worst performance in five years, according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Unemployment, Employment
July 29, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. consumer confidence increased in July -- the third month in a row, according to a new survey from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1% more than in 2012, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, U.S. DOT
The value of trade between the United States and its North American trading partners rose in May compared to a year ago, reports the Department of Transportation, led by petroleum products going by pipeline between the U.S. .and Canada, and electrical machinery going by truck between the U.S. and Mexico.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, BTS
UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for durable manufactured goods both increased in June following declines the month before, while total U.S. construction in June hit its highest level so far this year.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Construction
July 24, 2014 - Industry News
New home sales dropped in June and the Commerce Department revised the extraordinarily strong May figures downward.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.8% in June, following a revised 0.9% gain the previous month.
Tags: Economy, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
Consumer prices rose again in June, but the pace was less than it was the month before, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Home Sales
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
Truckload linehaul rates paid by North American shippers in June were 5.2% higher than in June of last year, according to the latest Cass Truckload Line Index released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index
July 17, 2014 - Industry News
Housing starts in the U.S. fell 9.3% in June, the second consecutive monthly decline, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, pushing the annual rate down to 893,000, the weakest showing since last September.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Prices at the wholesale level rose 0.4% in June from the month before, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures, following a 0.2% decline in May and a 0.6% advance in April.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Wholesale Prices, Home Building
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales increased in June, according to a new Commerce Department report, but the gain was far less than analysts were expecting.
Tags: Retail Sales, Economy
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
The Port of Virginia set a new mark for volume in fiscal 2014, handling more than 2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units in the twelve months ending June 30, eclipsing the previous fiscal year record by 140,476 TEUs.
Tags: Economy, Virginia, Ports, Port Trucking
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index in May, at a reading of 5.74, reflects some headwinds affecting truck fleet results, according to this latest report from the transportation forecasting firm.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6 percent in May from April, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index released Thursday.
Tags: Economy, Research, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
July 8, 2014 - Industry News
The freight logistics sector continued to strengthen in June, with both shipment volumes and expenditures rising once again, according to the Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
After hitting record high levels for two straight weeks, intermodal rail traffic set another new record during June.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal
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