March 6, 2015
Class 8, the largest single segment, last year accounted for 271,000 units. 2010 was even stronger, with 320,000 Class 8 transactions.
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
March 4, 2015
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
March 2, 2015
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
February 26, 2015
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.
Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.
February 25, 2015
Sales of new single-family homes slipped in January from the month before but are up compared to the same time a year earlier.
February 24, 2015
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.
Consumer confidence fell this month from a more than seven-year high last month, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.
February 23, 2015
Existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.
February 19, 2015
A measure of where the American economy is headed three to six months down the road registered another monthly increase but the pace was slower than in recent months.
February 18, 2015
Business conditions in the trucking industry improved dramatically the final month of 2014, according to a new report from the transportation forecasting firm FTR.
February 17, 2015
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released on Tuesday.
February 12, 2015
U.S. retail sales slumped in January for the second straight months, falling 0.8% from the month before, according to a new Commerce Department report and double the amount forecast by many economists.
February 11, 2015
The latest reading on freight movements in the U.S. shows the amount carried by the for-hire transportation industry was virtually unchanged in December from November, failing to rise after five consecutive months of increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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.
Significant mid-year gains, paired with across-the-board growth in the final quarter of last year, contributed to strong overall intermodal freight performance in 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.
February 6, 2015
According to the U.S. Labor Department, 257,000 jobs were added last month, while total jobs gains in December were revised upward to 329,000 from 252,000.
February 3, 2015
A full report on activity at U.S. factories in December shows drops in both shipments and new orders, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
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