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September 3, 2014

Economic Watch: Factory Shipments, Orders Hit Record Highs

Shipments of U.S. manufactured goods increased again in July, while new orders for them skyrocketed, with both hitting record high levels going back to 1992.

September 2, 2014

U.S. Driving Level Highest in Six Years

New estimates released by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration show that American driving between July 2013 and June 2014 is at levels not seen since 2008.

September 2, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Construction at Highest Level in Years

U.S. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, hitting its highest level since March 2011, according to the nation's supply executives.

August 29, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Posts First Decline Since January

Consumers unexpectedly backed off on personal spending in July by just a bit, while income moved slightly higher, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, raising concerns that wages are not keeping up with household needs.

August 28, 2014

Trucking Adds to 10.2% Gain in U.S.-NAFTA Freight Movements

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $103 billion in June as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value than during June 2013, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

August 28, 2014

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Revised Upward, Auto Sales Shrink

UPDATED -- The U.S. gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter of the year, according to a second estimate released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department -- its best pace since the third quarter of last year.

August 26, 2014

Economic Watch: Durables Surge, Consumer Confidence Best Since 2007

UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods continue moving higher, with both hitting record levels -- but the numbers may not be as bright as they seem.

August 25, 2014

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Fall During July

New home sales in the U.S. declined in July, according to the Commerce Department, falling for the second month in a row and hitting a four-month low.

August 22, 2014

Economic Watch: Construction Starts Index Hits Highest Level of the Year

New construction starts in July climbed 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to industry date provider McGraw Hill Construction.

August 21, 2014

Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing Value Up More Than 50%

The total value of shipments in the heavy-duty truck manufacturing business have increased the most of three vehicle classes over the past five-years, according to new 2012 Economic Census statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

August 21, 2014

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Heading Higher

Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates.

August 21, 2014

Economic Watch: Indicators, Existing Home Sales, Manufacturing Jump

The latest measure on the condition of the U.S. economy and where it's heading shows improvement again, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

August 19, 2014

Truck Tonnage Increases 1.3% in July, Near Record High

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the previous month, according to newly released figures.

August 19, 2014

Economic Watch: Inflation Lowest in Five Months, Housing Best Since January

UPDATED -- Consumer prices increased as the slowest pace in five months during July, increasing just 0.1% from the month before, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

August 18, 2014

Economic Watch: Homebuilder Confidence Up Amid Bearish Expectations

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August, released Monday.

August 15, 2014

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Surges, Inflation Tame

Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.4% in July for its sixth consecutive monthly gain, according to new Federal Reserve numbers, due in large part to a big increase in activity within the auto sector.

August 13, 2014

DOT Freight Index Near All-Time High Despite Slight Drop

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Index declined 0.9% in June from May, falling after four consecutive monthly increases, according to numbers released Wednesday.

August 13, 2014

Cass Freight Index Posts Usual Summer Decline

The freight logistics sector slowed in July, following a seasonal trend, with both freight shipments and freight payments down 3.9% from the previous month, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

August 11, 2014

Trucking Conditions Index Moves Higher

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed some positive movement in June after moderating slightly during the prior two months.

August 8, 2014

July Truckload Freight Volume, Rates Up from a Year Earlier

Truckload freight availability remained elevated in July compared to previous years despite a seasonal dip, according to the DAT North American Freight Index released Friday.

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