April 29, 2015
The pace of economic growth in the U.S. slowed dramatically in the first quarter of the year, according to the first estimate from the Commerce Department. Economists disagree whether bad weather and port problems are largely to blame.
April 28, 2015
At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence fell in April, its biggest drop since October 2013 and the lowest level in four months.
April 27, 2015
Growth in the U.S. service sector during April eased from a seven-month high in March, according to the financial information services provider Markit, but numbers still point to strong start to the second quarter.
April 24, 2015
Orders for big ticket, long lasting durable goods increased 4% in March, the biggest gain in eight months, but a key indicator of business investment fell for the second consecutive month.
April 23, 2015
Sales of new homes in the U.S. during March fell the most in more than 18 months following three straight monthly gains, according to the Commerce Department.
Freight movements between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico fell in February, hitting its lowest level in terms of value since 2011, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
April 22, 2015
Existing-home sales in the U.S. jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, according to the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace.
April 17, 2015
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.
April 16, 2015
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.
April 15, 2015
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.
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.
Prices at the wholesale level rose in March for the first time since October, according to the U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday.
April 7, 2015
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.
April 6, 2015
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,
Two reports released Monday show the nation’s service sector continues increasing, albeit at different rates.
March 23, 2015
A measure of freight rates in one trucking sector improved in February over the past year, but declined from the month before.
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.
March 20, 2015
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.
March 19, 2015
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.
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