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July 16, 2010

Industrial Production Inches Up Slowly; Manufacturing Loses Steam

Industrial production grew at a slower rate than expected in June, inching up 0.1 percent after a 1.3 percent rise in May, according to data released by the Federal Reserve

July 8, 2010

FTR: Risks Could Impact Economic Recovery in U.S.

Although the U.S. economic recovery is likely on track, there are several risks out there that could negatively impact the recovery, according to FTR Associates' June North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook. Due to risks such as the impact of Europe's economic crisis, the decline in the U.S. stock market, and high unemployment numbers, FTR's forecast was somewhat conservative in this outlook

July 2, 2010

June Payrolls Slip; Transportation Adds to the Ranks

While June payrolls fell for the first time in six months, the transportation and warehousing sectors added 15,000 jobs during the mont

July 2, 2010

Manufacturing Activity Grows at a Slower Rate

While the manufacturing sector still seems to be moving in the right direction, growth has slowed somewhat in the last few months, a sign that the second half of the year may see more moderate growth

June 28, 2010

Trucking Recovery in Full Swing on Gains in Freight Volumes

The trucking industry is finally experiencing a period of growth, as an economic recovery has led to solid freight volumes, tightening capacity and signs of a driver shortage waiting in the wing

June 24, 2010

Manufacturers' Orders Slip After Five Months of Growth

After five straight months of increases, new orders for manufactured durable goods were down 1.1 percent, or $2.2 billion, in Ma

June 23, 2010

Fed Keeps Interest Rate at Record Low on 'Less Supportive' Conditions

The Federal Reserve announced it will keep the federal funds interest rate at zero to 0.25 percent, a record lo

June 18, 2010

Manufacturing Continues to Grow; Price Indexes Fall Slightly

Manufacturing activity continued to improve in May, climbing 0.9 percent on its third straight monthly gain of about 1 percent, according to the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, the Producer Price Index was down 0.3 percent in May, and the Consumer Price Index fell 0.2 percen

June 11, 2010

Economic Indicators Mixed On Continued Uncertainty

Economic indicators coming out of the U.S. Census Bureau Friday were mixed, as the government announced that retail and food services sales were down 1.2 percent in May, while business inventories gained 0.4 percent in April

June 11, 2010

Ceridian Index Sees Largest Monthly Boost in 10 Years

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index gained 3.1 percent in May, the largest monthly boost in over 10 years

June 10, 2010

Trade Gap Widens in April

April exports fell 0.7 percent, while imports fell 0.4 percent, widening the trade gap from March

June 9, 2010

Federal Reserve: Transportation Activity on the Rise

Transportation and manufacturing activity has improved over the last few months, according to the Federal Reserv

June 7, 2010

Freight to Bounce Back Stronger Than Economy

Over the long term, freight is expected to grow at a stronger pace than the U.S. gross domestic product, said Paul Bingham, managing director of global commerce and transportation at IHS Global Insight

June 3, 2010

Orders For Manufactured Goods Continue to Rise

Following a 1.7 percent boost in March, new orders for manufactured goods continued to rise, up 1.2 percent, or $5.1 billion, in Apri

May 26, 2010

Orders For Manufactured Durable Goods Back Up in April

New orders for manufactured durable goods gained 2.9 percent in April, the fourth boost in the last five month

May 18, 2010

U.S. Producer Prices Down in April Following March Boost

The U.S. Producer Price Index fell 0.1 percent in April, following an increase of 0.7 percent in Marc

May 14, 2010

April Sees Gains in Retail Sales, Industrial Production

April retail sales were up 0.4 percent over March, the seventh straight gain, while industrial production grew by 0.8 percent in April, higher than expected

May 13, 2010

Forecast Outlines Growth in Tonnage, Other Economic/Industry Trends

The future's bright looking ahead to 2021, says a new forecast from the American Trucking Associations, as total freight tonnage and trucking will grow (albeit slightly slower than the overall economy) and trucking will continue to dominate modal market share

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


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