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December 13, 2006

Housing Market: Worst is Yet to Come?

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but even if sales are turning around, the worst is yet to come, say Global Insight analysts Patrick Newport and Margaret Rolley. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Market Composite Index,

December 12, 2006

Free Shipping is Key for Online Retailers

Shipping costs are a big factor in the decision to buy online, according to a study done by The Conference Board and TNS, a market research firm. More than 90 percent of consumers surveyed sai

December 4, 2006

Still Signs of Strength in Construction

Nonresidential construction spending has been flat for the past two months but still has many areas of strength, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America.

December 4, 2006

Moderate Economic Growth, Slower Freight Demand, Says Fed Report

Despite continuing softness in automobile and housing-related sales, consumer spending in most areas of the country increased in October and early November, and the outlook for holiday sales was “cautiously optimistic,”

December 1, 2006

Manufacturing Slowing but Economy Still Growing

Manufacturing activity in November declined to its lowest level in 42 months, registering below 50 percent on the Purchasing Managers Index for the first time since April 2003, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Inde

November 28, 2006

Economy Should Rebound – But Inflation's Still an Issue

Inflation is still a concern, but over the coming year the U.S. economy should return to a comfortable rate, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday in a speech to the National Italian American Foundation.

November 28, 2006

October Durable Goods Orders Fall 8.3%

New orders for manufactured durable goods in October dropped 8.3% from September, the biggest decline in more than 6 years, according to data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 23, 2006

FTR Associates Says Transportation Outlook Unclear for 2007

According to FTR Associates, a leading transportation forecasting and research firm, factors that are likely to affect the overall 2007 economy are currently giving a mixed picture.

October 9, 2006

Manufacturing Growth Slows in September

Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in September to a 16-month low, according to the Institute for Supply Management survey of manufacturers

October 1, 2006

Slower Growth – But It's Still Growth

Industry experts look at the economy and trucking.

August 11, 2006

NTEA Releases 2006 Distributor Profit Report

By controlling specific factors of high-profit performance, a typical distributor can increase profits annually by 5 percent or $300,000, concludes the 2006 National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Distributor Profit Report.

December 15, 2005

ATA Hikes Diesel Fuel Cost Estimates

The American Trucking Associations has revised the trucking industry's 2004 fuel costs and projected an increase in the amount it will spend on fuel in 2005.

November 30, 2005

October’s ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 0.3 Percent

For the second consecutive month, the American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3 percent.

October 4, 2005

Manufacturers’ Report Shows New Orders Up

New orders for manufactured goods in August increased $9.7 billion or 2.5 percent to $395.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

September 28, 2005

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Dropped 0.8 Percent in August

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.8 percent in August after contracting a revised 0.5 percent in July

September 21, 2005

Seaman Corp. Announces Price Hikes

Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, said it has raised prices on all polyester and nylon products sold to all industrial and engineered markets.

September 7, 2005

ATA: Trucking to Spend $85 Billion on Diesel This Year

The American Trucking Associations Wednesday revised the trucking industry’s projected fuel costs for 2005 in light of the energy impact caused by Hurricane Katrina and the Energy Information Administration’s newly released fuel price forecast.

July 28, 2005

Surface Trade With Canada, Mexico Up 8.9% from May 2004

The Bureau of Transportation Statistic announced Thursday that trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico rose 8.9% in May 2005 from May 2004 to a total of $57.9 billion

July 26, 2005

Study Says Natural Gas More Economical Than Diesel For Local Fleets

Heavy-duty natural gas powered vehicles (NGVs) that meet strict emissions standards are more cost-effective to own, operate and maintain over their lifetime than comparable diesel powered vehicles when the price of crude oil is more than $31 per barre

July 26, 2005

Pool of Available Drivers Shrinks Slightly in June

According to the current Driver Labor Market Indicators Report published monthly by FTR Associates, the number of people available to be hired into the trucking industry fell slightly in June

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