February 19, 2014 - Industry News
Housing starts in the U.S. fell 16% last month while the number of permits issued for new construction declined for the third straight month, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Housing Starts
February 17, 2014 - Industry News
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight
February 16, 2014 - Industry News
Industrial production in the U.S. decreased 0.3% in January after having risen 0.3% in December, according to numbers from the U.S. Federal Reserve released on Friday. This decline in the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities is the largest drop since May 2009.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. have fallen for a second straight month according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1% in December from November, declining after a one-month rise, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures, but activity is still very healthy.
Tags: Economy, For-hire Truck Tonnage, Freight
February 7, 2014 - Industry News
North American shipment volumes and freight expenditures both continued the decline that began in December after the economy abruptly reversed direction near the end of last year, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
UPDATED -- Unemployment in the U.S. continues moving lower, but job growth is also weakening, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Retail Sales
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Private sector employment increased by 175,000 jobs from December to January, according to new report released Wednesday from the payroll service provider ADP.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
February 4, 2014 - Industry News
Shipments and new orders for factor good both declined in December, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
February 3, 2014 - Industry News
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the eighth consecutive month, but retreated from levels seen in December, say the nation's supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
January 31, 2014 - Industry News
Consumer spending in the U.S. posted modest gains in December and all of last year, according to new Commerce Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending
January 30, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy pace in the final quarter of last year amid a big jump in consumer spending, according to new Commerce Department figures.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Spending
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
In one of his final moves as Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke on Wednesday announced the central bank would continue trimming its monthly purchases of mortgage and Treasury securities that it recently started.
Tags: Economy, Federal Reserve, People
Three of the five transportation modes - truck, rail and pipeline - carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in November 2013 than they did a year earlier, according to new figures from the U.S. Transportation Department.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods in the U.S. ended 2013 on a down note, but each were up for the year, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
LAS VEGAS -- The economic expansion is likely to continue through the balance of the year, predicts Bob Dieli, president and founder of RDLB Inc., an economic research and management consulting firm.
Tags: Economy, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Housing Starts, Truckable Economic Activity, HDAW 2014
Sales of new homes in the U.S. fell 7% in December from the month before, following a November drop of 3.9% from the month before, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
January 23, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Total new construction starts in the U.S. during 2013 increased 6% from the year before to $516.8 billion. This follows the 10% gain reported for 2012 and modest 2% gains in both 2010 and 2011, according to new data released from construction information services provider McGraw Hill Construction.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Construction Industry
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
Two measures about the health of the U.S. trucking industry turned in either their best or near-record numbers for December.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Freight, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truck Tonnage Index, Economy
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
The annual rate registered 923,400 single-family homes and apartments, an 18% increase above 2012 figure of 780,600.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Industrial Production, Home Starts
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
Despite the biggest jump in consumer prices in six months and the first hike in wholesale prices in three months, inflation remains tame, according two new reports.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
American consumers opened up their wallets a little bit more in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.
January 10, 2014 - Industry News
Anyone associated with getting to market new light vehicles, (cars, light trucks and SUVs), not to mention sales and manufacturing of them, has reason to be hopeful about business prospects in the New Year.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Auto Sales, Auto Haulers
While new figures show the nation’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since October 2008, job growth in December was the slowest in nearly three years.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment
January 9, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2% in November from October, rebounding from a one-month decline to reach its highest all-time level, according to a new U.S. Department of Transportation report.
Tags: Economy, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
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