October 19, 2016
After offering a glimmer of “less bad” hope in August, one measure of freight shipments data in September disappointed.
September 21, 2016
Freight shipments across all U.S. domestic modes continued improving in August but remain weak, according to the latest Cass Freight Index, while freight spending moved lower again with both resulting in mixed feelings when it comes to their economic impact.
August 16, 2016
Overall shipment volumes and pricing are persistently weak, with increased levels of volatility as all levels of the supply chain continue to try to work down inventory levels, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report.
July 19, 2016
Freight shipments and expenditures edged up in June after three months of lackluster performance, hitting their highest levels of the year, according to the Cass Freight Index – but it remains unclear if this is part of a larger trend.
June 20, 2016
Although North American freight shipments continued to climb in May, they are still well below those of the last several years, and expenditures for freight fell for the third time in five months, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
May 16, 2016
The amount of North America freight shipments and freight spending remain below levels from a year ago despite monthly gains, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report, and there is a concern conditions could get worse.
May 6, 2016
For many trucking companies business has slowed, and recent numbers bear this out, both in first-quarter earnings reports as well as in broader statistics.
April 18, 2016
Growth in freight shipments slowed in March, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report, while freight spending turned negative – but a longer-term view of cargo movements and the overall economy appears at least somewhat brighter.
March 10, 2016
The number of North American freight shipments and the amount of expenditures both posted strong increases in February from the month before, according to newly released Cass Freight Index figures.
February 12, 2016
The number of freight shipments and the dollars spent on freight declined again in January as part of a seasonal trend. However, that's not necessarily a sign of further weakening for the overall economy, according the latest Cass Freight Index report.
January 13, 2016
Both the number of shipments and expenditures on freight transportation by shippers continued their downward slide in December, according to latest Cass Freight Index.
November 12, 2015
Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.
October 14, 2015
Freight shipments and payments rose in September following two straight monthly declines, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
September 14, 2015
North American freight shipment volume and expenditures dropped for the second month in a row during August as the summer slowdown hit.
August 18, 2015
Truckload shipping rates continue to rise, while intermodal shipping continues to get cheaper, according to two of the latest monthly readings. A wider report on freight transportation showed a seasonal lull.
July 16, 2015
The amount of freight moved and how much shippers paid recovered somewhat in June in the U.S., but both are below levels from a year ago, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report.
May 12, 2015
North American freight shipment volume and payments were up for the third month in a row during April, according to the latest readings from the Cass Freight Index.
April 14, 2015
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.
March 11, 2015
North American shipment volume jumped up in February, while total freight expenditures reversed a four-month slump, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
February 10, 2015
North American shipment volumes and total spending on freight both dropped in January, according to the Cass Freight Index, but they were also at their highest level for the month in at least three years.
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