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.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
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.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
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.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade
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
March 10, 2015 - Industry News
Some economic indicators have not bounced back as well as others in the recovery from the Great Recession, but trucking is doing well, and a capacity crunch leads economic expert John Larkin to project truckload rates will rise this year.
Tags: Economy, TCA, Freight Rates, Truckload Carriers Association
March 6, 2015 - Industry News
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
Tags: GDP, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Economy
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
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