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August 25, 2008

July Existing-Home Sales Show Gain

Existing-home sales rose in July to the highest level in five months, beating expectations, but are still anything but robust

August 20, 2008

BTS Releases Freight Transportation Services Index

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in June from its May level, rising for the second consecutive month

August 20, 2008

June Truck Registrations Lowest Since February 2003

Commercial new registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first six months of 2008 were down 25.6 percent from the same period last year, according to the Commercial Vehicle Market Intelligence Report from R.L. Polk & Co

August 4, 2008

Employment Index Suggests Worse To Come

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index continued a now year-long decline in July, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

July 29, 2008

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumps 1.3 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.3 percent in June, marking the second consecutive month-to-month gain. The index rose 0.5 percent in May

July 25, 2008

Durable Goods Orders, Home Sales Beat Expectations

In a bit of surprise good news, durable goods orders rose in June, the biggest jump this year, while new home sales beat analysts' predictions

July 9, 2008

Freight Transportation Index Rises

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.9 percent in May from its April level, the largest monthly increase since January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

July 7, 2008

Employment Trends Index Still on Downward Heading

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index fell again in June, continuing a decline that began in July 2007 and suggesting more job losses in the coming months

June 30, 2008

NAFTA Trade Hits Monthly Record

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.3 percent higher in April 2008 than in April 2007, reaching $74.3 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded

June 27, 2008

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.5 Percent in May

The American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased on a month-to-month basis for the first time since January of this year, edging 0.5 percent higher in May

June 12, 2008

DOT's Freight Transportation Index Unchanged in April

The Freight Transportation Services Index was unchanged in April from its March level following the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

June 11, 2008

Allison Automatics Claim Optimum Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission, Inc. has announced that recent test results show fully automatic Allison transmissions, along with a vehicle spec that is appropriate for the particular duty cycle, can provide superior fuel efficiency and optimum fuel economy.

May 29, 2008

NAFTA Surface Trade Up Slightly From Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 1.5 percent higher in March 2008 than in March 2007, reaching $70.8 billion,

May 28, 2008

Oliver Rubber Company Announces Price Increase

Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C. will increase prices for its retread rubber products by 5 percent effective June 1

May 22, 2008

ATA Truck Tonnage index fell 1.1 percent in April; March Figures Revised Upward

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in April 2008. March's tonnage reading, meanwhile, fell 1.7 percent instead of the previously reported 3.2 percent drop

May 15, 2008

ArvinMeritor Announces Monthly Commodity Surcharge

ArvinMeritor reported that it plans to initiate a new commodity surcharge starting June 1 in an attempt to offset surging steel and energy prices

May 14, 2008

Transportation Mergers & Acquisitions Expected to Drop

Both deal volume and value in the transportation and logistics industry declined during the first quarter of 2008, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers, and global deal activity is not on track to match the levels seen in 2007

May 14, 2008

BTS Freight Index Falls in March

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in March from its February level, the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

May 8, 2008

Bridgestone Bandag Raises Prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced price increases in the United States of up to 5 percen

May 8, 2008

Firestone Increases Air Spring Prices

Firestone Industrial Products Company has increased prices between 3 percent and 7 percent on air springs for the light duty and heavy duty markets.

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