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May 13, 2010

Recent Economic Indicators Mixed for April

Disappointing retail sales and a dip in an index that measures diesel purchases have some wondering if the economic recovery slowed in April, but other indicators including manufacturing and durable goods production, increased

May 7, 2010

U.S. Sees Labor Improvements Amid Market Volatility

Aside from the volatility in the stock market Thursday and Friday, last week yielded some positive signs that the economy is getting back on track, including an announcement by the Department of Labor that total employment grew by 290,000 in Apri

April 16, 2010

Manufacturing, Retail Sales Inch Up in March

The Federal Reserve said industrial production was up 0.1 percent in March, with the manufacturing sector alone jumping 0.9 percent in the one-month period

April 9, 2010

Wholesale Inventories Gain 0.6 Percent From January

Wholesale merchant inventories were up 0.6 percent in February from January levels, a positive sign that trucks may have more to carry in the near future

April 5, 2010

Economic Indicators Point to Positive Road Ahead

Over the last week, the U.S. has been seeing some economic indicators that are cause for celebration, especially for the trucking industry

March 5, 2010

U.S. Payrolls Drop; Not as Bad as Expected

While total net payrolls were down by 36,000 in February, compared to a 26,000 drop in January, the rate was not as bad as analysts had expecte

February 26, 2010

Revision of GDP Growth Bodes Well For Trucking Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce has revised its estimate for real gross domestic product growth to 5.9 percent for the fourth quarter, a boost over an earlier estimate of 5.7 percent growth

January 29, 2010

Economic Indicators Provide Positive Signs of Recovery

Last week, changes in a few economic indicators, such as the gross domestic product and consumer confidence, point to better days ahead for the U.S. economy and for the trucking industry

January 24, 2010

Economists Say Better Days Ahead, But Growth to be Moderate

The worst is behind us, but economic recovery will likely be slower than we would like, according to two economic analysts speaking at last week's Heavy Duty Dialogue, a one-day business conference for heavy-duty suppliers

January 19, 2010

Roadsigns to Recovery

It looks like the recession is over. Now the question on everyone's mind is the recovery. Even though the economy is heading in the right direction, expect a bumpy ride, said an economist speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Tuesday. "The recovery is one of the most difficult phases of the business cycle," said Bob Dieli, President and founder of RDLB Inc., an economic research and management consulting fir

January 14, 2010

The First Lesson of Recession: Survive It

The Great Recession has affected freight transportation in many ways but most of all it has provided a lesson in survival. "We did what most businesses did in order to survive - things that in our 25-year history we've never had to do," said Pat Quinn, co-chairman of U.S. Xpress. Such as: pay freezes, pay cuts from five to 20 percent and laying off non-driving personne

January 5, 2010

Economic Crisis Has People on the Move

As a result of the state of the economy and high rates of unemployment in some states, people flocked out of the Rust Belt and western regions, migrating to more promising states in the Southwest, Northeast and Southeas

January 2, 2010

November Truck Tonnage Index Has Best Year-Over-Year Showing in 12 Months

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent contraction in October

November 20, 2009

FTR Associates: Markets Do Recover After a Bad Recession

While this recession has been the longest and deepest we've seen in a while, the record shows that markets do recover after a bad recession, said Noel Perry, senior consultant at FTR Associates, during a webinar Friday morning

November 18, 2009

Freight Recovery Most Likely Headed For Elongated 'U' in 2010

During an interactive session at the 2009 Intermodal Expo and TransComp in Anaheim, Calif., this week, 44 percent of the audience said they expect the economic recovery to play out in a "U" shape, or a slow upturn. Meanwhile, 26 percent anticipate a "W" shape, or a double dip in economic activity. For the most part, panelists agreed with the audience and expect an elongated "U,"

November 13, 2009

Despite Stimulus, Transportation Contractors Don't See a Bright 2010

Despite the fact that nearly 70 percent of transportation contractors received stimulus-funded contracts work this year, most transportation contractors are not optimistic about the economic conditions, and about 77 percent expect the construction market to drop in 2010

November 6, 2009

FTR: We're on the Bottom, But Where Do We Go From Here?

"We really have reached a bottom, and that's a good thing." "We think the economy is starting to improve." These are just a few of the promising phrases listeners heard from Eric Starks, president of FTR Associate

October 29, 2009

Economic Signs Point to a Recovery

Recent economic indicators point to some positive reinforcement that we're coming out of the recession, including news of the gross domestic product rising 3.5 percent in the third quarte

October 2, 2009

Durable Goods Shipments Fall After Hopeful Two Months

Shipments in manufactured durable goods were disappointing in August, with a 1.4 percent drop from July, following a two-month uptick in shipment

October 1, 2009

U.S. Economy Dips Less Than Expected in 2Q

The U.S. Gross Domestic Product during the second quarter was not as bad as previously thought, with a 0.7 percent decline, compared to the 1 percent decrease forecasted in Augus

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