March 7, 2014
Despite continued weather problems, North American shipment volume and freight spending both soared in February 2014.
Employers added 175,000 jobs in February, better than the previous two months, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.
March 6, 2014
New orders fell 0.7% from the month before, following a December drop of 2%, larger than first reported. Excluding transportation, new orders in January increased 0.2%.
March 5, 2014
UPDATED -- Private sector employment increased by 139,000 jobs from January to February, according to the National Employment Report released Wednesday by the payroll management services provider ADP.
March 3, 2014
UPDATED -- Consumers opened their wallets a little more in January than they did in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.
February 28, 2014
The estimated level of U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of last year was revised sharply downward by the Commerce Department on Friday.
February 27, 2014
Trucking increased its dominance over other transportation modes in December when it comes to hauling freight between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico.
Shipments fell 0.4% in January from the month before, it’s third straight decline, after dropping 1.8% in December. Shipments of machinery led the decline, falling 2.6%.
February 26, 2014
Following several recent less than encouraging recent economic reports one was issued Wednesday showing things are high stepping in at least one segment.
February 25, 2014
A measure of how consumers feel about the economy fell this month after increasing in January, according to the data from the private research group The Conference Board.
February 23, 2014
The value of new construction starts fell 13% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485 billion, according to new figures released by industry data provider McGraw Hill Constructio
February 21, 2014
Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to a report released on Friday by the National Association of Realtors.
February 20, 2014
UPDATED -- U.S. manufacturing has hit is highest level in nearly four years, according to a report released Thursday
February 19, 2014
Like many other parts of the American economy, trucking felt negative effects in January due to extremely cold weather, snow and ice, according to just released figures.
Housing starts in the U.S. fell 16% last month while the number of permits issued for new construction declined for the third straight month, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
February 17, 2014
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.
February 16, 2014
Industrial production in the U.S. decreased 0.3% in January after having risen 0.3% in December, according to numbers from the U.S. Federal Reserve released on Friday. This decline in the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities is the largest drop since May 2009.
February 13, 2014
Retail sales in the U.S. have fallen for a second straight month according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.
February 12, 2014
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1% in December from November, declining after a one-month rise, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures, but activity is still very healthy.
February 7, 2014
North American shipment volumes and freight expenditures both continued the decline that began in December after the economy abruptly reversed direction near the end of last year, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
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