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February 24, 2015

Truck Tonnage Hits All-Time High In January

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.

February 24, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Falls, Service Sector Rebounds Strongly

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

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Fall, Total Construction Rises

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

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Increase at Slower Pace

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

Trucking Conditions Index Shows Improvements

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

Economic Watch: Homebuilder, Consumer Confidence Ease

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

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Slump, Container Volume to Increase

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

For-Hire Freight Index Stable, Remains Near Record High

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

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.

February 10, 2015

Intermodal Freight Posts Near 5% Annual Increase

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

Report: Trucking Contributes Little to Overall January Employment Gain

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

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Shipments, New Orders Drop

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.

February 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending, Manufacturing Drop; Construction Rises

Consumer spending during December posted its biggest drop since September 2009, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report on Monday.

January 30, 2015

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Slows, Consumer Sentiment Best in 11 Years

A first look at one of the widest measures of the U.S. economy shows activity cooled in the fourth quarter of 2014.

January 29, 2015

Trucks See Most of Cross-Border Freight Increase

Newly released U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its Canadian and Mexican neighbors edged higher by just 0.1% in November from the same time a year earlier.

January 27, 2015

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Mixed; New Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Higher

Shipments of U.S. manufactured durable goods, those designed to last three years or more, rebounded in December but new orders turned in its worst performance since August, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.

January 26, 2015

Economic Watch: New Construction Drops in December, Up for 2014

New construction starts in December retreated 16% from the month before totaling $568.2 billion, according to construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics, but posted another annual gain.

January 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Expanding, Leading Indicators Rise

One of the first looks at how the economy is doing in the New Year shows a further upturn in business conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, but the overall rate of improvement eased further from last August’s peak.

January 21, 2015

Economic Watch: 2014 Housing Starts Best Since 2007

The U.S. housing market showed its best signs of recovery last year, well above 2013’s level, according to a new Commerce Department report.

January 20, 2015

Truck Tonnage Unchanged in December, Up 3.5% in 2014

A new report shows the amount of freight moved in the final month of last year was unchanged from the month before but posted a healthy gain for all of last year.

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