Economy

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November 17, 2017

Economic Watch: Housing, Industrial Production, E-Commerce Sales Improve

The U.S. housing market improved in October following some ups and downs earlier in the year, while industrial production jumped in part due to increased manufacturing. And e-commerce retail sales continued booming in the third quarter.

November 15, 2017

Economic Watch: Retail Sales, Consumer Prices Edge Higher

One of the biggest drivers of the American economy unexpectedly improved again in October, increasing hopes for a strong overall fourth quarter economic performance. A separate report showed just a minimal rise in inflation, but it’s likely strong enough to led the Federal Reserve to push interest rates higher next month.

November 14, 2017

Economic Watch: Estimated 164 Million Hitting Stores Thanksgiving Weekend

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is right around the corner, and two out of every three Americans are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to a new report. And that means a lot of freight moving by trucks.

November 13, 2017

Economic Watch: Global Growth Expected to Hit 3% in 2018

After exceeding expectations in 2017, the global economy is projected to continue its current momentum to generate a 3% growth rate through 2018, according to The Conference Board’s latest Global Economic Outlook.

November 8, 2017

For-Hire Freight Level Continues Hitting New Record Highs

A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry reached another all-time monthly high in September, according to newly released figures, rising 0.2% above the previous highest level hit a month earlier.

November 3, 2017

Perry, Gross to Leave FTR Transportation Intelligence

FTR Transportation Intelligence has announced the conclusion of its business relationships with Noël Perry, principle of Transportation Economics, and Lawrence Gross, president of Gross Transportation Consulting.

November 3, 2017

Economic Watch: Employment Recovers from Previous Month, Factory Orders Strong

Employers added another 261,000 non-farm jobs to the nation’s payrolls in October, but none were from trucking, according to a Labor Department report. A separate report showed another good month for the nation’s factories.

November 1, 2017

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Keeps Expanding but Construction Uneven

The nation’s manufacturing sector continued growing over an array of industries last month, though there is a bit of disagreement as to how fast it is expanding, following the release of two reports.

October 31, 2017

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Pricing Jump at Least 4%

Separate measures of truckload linehaul and intermodal rates moved higher in September, according to newly released reports, as the U.S. battered hurricanes and higher fuel prices.

October 25, 2017

Trucking Groups Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Support Trade

ORLANDO – Three of North America’s largest trucking associations – American Trucking Associations, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, and Mexico’s CANACAR – have come to the defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which they see as a business driver.

October 25, 2017

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Rises for 10th Straight Month

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement Partners totaled $97.4 billion during August as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

October 22, 2017

New Gauge of Freight Shipping and Economy Debuts at ATA

ORLANDO - U.S. Bank announced the launch of a new barometer for assessing the nation’s shipping industry on Sunday during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Florida.

October 18, 2017

Economic Watch: Hurricanes Hit Housing, Industrial Production

Home building in the U.S. slowed in September, according to a new report, while a separate one showed that the total amount of output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities moved higher during the month. Results of both reports would have been better had it not been for two hurricanes.

October 13, 2017

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Jump; Retail Sales and Consumer Sentiment Skyrocket

Retail prices recorded their biggest hike in eight months in September, according to a new report, while separate ones show the best improvement in retail sales in more than two years amid consumer sentiment hitting its highest level since 2004.

October 13, 2017

Trucking Drives Another Record-Setting Month in For-Hire Freight Movements

The amount of freight moved by U.S. for-hire transportation providers hit an all-time high again in August, according to Transportation Department figures, after breaking the previous record the month before.

October 6, 2017

Analysis: 3 Takeaways From This Year's FTR Conference

Trying to narrow down the single, biggest point made at the annual FTR Transportation Conference would be a fool’s errand. The event was content rich, covering everything from the economy and freight to equipment and everything in between. Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge found three takeaways.

October 6, 2017

Economic Watch: Employment Strong Despite Slip, Factory Activity Jumps

The nation’s unemployment rate dipped in September, while overall and trucking employment changed little, as factory orders, including those for core capital goods, rose in August.

October 4, 2017

Cross-Border Freight Value Increases for Ninth Straight Month

Trucking along with the other four major freight modes moved more cargo by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in July when compared to a year ago, according to new Transportation Department figures.

October 2, 2017

Celadon Refinancing Amid SEC investigation

The Celadon Group continues to restructure its assets in an attempt to create more liquidity, while it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

October 2, 2017

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Surges, Construction Rebounds

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. turned higher in September, hitting its highest level in 13 years, according to newly released survey results of supply executives. A separate report showed construction spending rebounded after two straight monthly drops.

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