August 29, 2014
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed some positive movement in June after moderating slightly during the prior two months.
August 8, 2014
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.
August 7, 2014
First time jobless claims over the last month in the U.S. fell to its lowest level since February 2006, well before the Great Recession.
August 5, 2014
UPDATED -- Shipments increased 0.5% from the month before following a May drop of 1%, hitting its highest level on record.
August 4, 2014
International containers increased 9.6%, trailers improved by 4.3%, and domestic containers grew 7.6% quarter-over-quarter, all indications that the intermodal industry is recovering from a harsh winter and a contracted economy.
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