Cass Freight Index

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January 13, 2016

Freight Spending, Shipments Continue Decline

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

Economic Watch: 3 Reports Show Uneven Freight Movements

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, Payments Increase After Two Monthly Declines

Freight shipments and payments rose in September following two straight monthly declines, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

September 14, 2015

Cass Freight Index Posts Unusual Drop for August

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 Rates Rising Rapidly, Intermodal Lagging

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

Freight Shipment, Expenditure Levels Mixed

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

Freight Shipments, Expenditures Increase in April from Month Before

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

Cass Freight Index Shows Increasing Shipments, Spending

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

Freight Shipments, Spending Increase in Latest Cass 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.

February 10, 2015

Freight Spending, Shipments Decline from Month Before, Up Over 2014

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.

January 15, 2015

Cass Freight Index Performing Well Despite December Decline

A new report shows freight shipments and expenditures in shipping fell in the final month of 2014 but posted gains for the entire year.

December 10, 2014

Cass Freight Index Posts November Drop, 2014 Still Looks Strong

The newly released November Cass Freight Index shows a drop in total freight expenditures of 0.7% and a corresponding decline in shipment volumes of 0.2%, however the level was higher than expected, pointing to strong finish for 2014.

November 10, 2014

Cass Freight Index Shows ‘Turmoil’

Some freight is having trouble entering the country and moving quickly to final end users while, the “transportation ecosystem is finding itself in turmoil” as freight shipments, particularly imports, climb in anticipation of a stronger holiday shopping season this year.

October 8, 2014

Cass Freight Index Mixed In September

The freight logistics sector was relatively flat in September, with a drop in North American shipment volume and a slight increase in total freight expenditures, or payments, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

September 9, 2014

Cass Freight Index Advances, Freight Spending Slips

North American freight volumes bounced back in August from a normal July dip, but it did not lead to a similar increase in freight spending, according to the Cass Freight Index.

August 13, 2014

Cass Freight Index Posts Usual Summer Decline

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.

July 8, 2014

Freight Expenditures Hit Record High During June

The freight logistics sector continued to strengthen in June, with both shipment volumes and expenditures rising once again, according to the Cass Freight Index.

June 9, 2014

Cass Freight Index Increases, Shipment Volume Highest Since 2011

North American freight shipments and expenditures continued to buck the historic trend and increased again in May, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

May 7, 2014

Cass Freight Index: Freight Expenditures Hit Highest Level Since 1999

Freight expenditures increased for the third straight month during April while its 2.8% hike follows a 5.4% rise in March and an increase of 6.8% in February.

April 8, 2014

Strong Volume Reflected in Cass Freight Index

March freight shipment volume in the U.S. increased 6.6% over the prior month, on top of the 7.3% rise seen in February, according to the just released Cass Freight Index.

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