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July 19, 2015

Housing Market Greatly Improved

Conditions for the U.S. housing market look better than they have in years, according to two reports released late last week.

July 19, 2015

J.B. Hunt Profit Inches Higher in Second Quarter

J.B. Hunt Friday announced an increase in its second quarter 2015 net earnings to $103.4 million, or diluted earnings per share of 88 cents.

July 19, 2015

Economic Watch: Inflation Positive, Consumer Confidence Down

Consumer prices increased in June from the month before, in positive territory for the first time this year, according to the U.S. Labor Department. A separate report shows consumers' feeling about the economy a just a little less hot than earlier.

July 16, 2015

Freight Shipment, Expenditure Levels Mixed

The amount of freight moved and how much shippers paid recovered somewhat in June in the U.S., but both are below levels from a year ago, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report.

July 15, 2015

Truckload Linehaul Rates Improve, Intermodal Slides

A measure of base linehaul truckload rates show increases last month while intermodal rates fell for the sixth straight month, according to reports released Wednesday.

July 15, 2015

Economic Watch: Wholesale Prices, Industrial Production Rise

Wholesale prices advanced 0.4% in June, according to the U.S. Labor Department, more than many analysts were expecting.

July 14, 2015

Retail Sales Drop Surprises Analysts

Economic Watch: Retail sales in the U.S. eased up in June, according to a new Commerce Department report, while previous month's figures were revised lower.

July 13, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Drops, Environment Still Positive

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index measure for May dropped to a three-year low of 4.91 due to softer capacity, pricing, and fuel prices. The index is expected to move into significantly more positive territory as the anticipated regulatory drag in 2016 and 2017 dramatically tightens capacity.

July 9, 2015

For-Hire Freight Shipments Rebound in May

A measure of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. increased in May following an April decline, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.

July 6, 2015

Economic Watch: Service Sector Still Soft

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector inched higher in June after hitting a 13-month low in May, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives. Another report shows non-manufacturing growth slowed last month.

July 2, 2015

Unemployment Lowest in 7 Years, Manufacturing Eases

Economic Watch: The nation’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percent point in June to 5.3%, its lowest rate since April 2008, while 7,400 jobs were added in the for-hire trucking sector.

July 1, 2015

Economic Watch: Jobs Growing, Manufacturing Expanding

Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.

June 26, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Best in Five Months

American consumers are feeling better about the economy with one measure hitting its highest level since January.

June 25, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Jumps, Service Sector Declines

Economic Watch: American consumers opened their wallets a whole lot more in May, with consumer spending increasing the most in nearly six years.

June 25, 2015

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Value Declines

The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 6.8% from the same time a year earlier.

June 24, 2015

Econ Watch: GDP Slowdown Less Than Thought

The U.S. economy contracted less in the first quarter of the year than previously estimated, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday.

June 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Fall as Manufacturing Slows

A first look at May orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods, a key indicator for trucking freight.

June 22, 2015

May Truckload Rates Higher, Intermodal Rates Fall

Newly released figures show the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index once again remained higher in May than in each of the past three years, coming in 3.5% higher than May 2014 and 9.5% higher than two years ago.

June 22, 2015

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Surge

Fueled partly by an increase in sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales in May rose to their highest pace in nearly six years.

June 12, 2015

Consumer Confidence Improves, Producer Prices Jump

Consumer confidence rebounded this month, with more people expecting increases in their wages, according to the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers released Friday.


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