June 11, 2015
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell 9% to a reading of 6.7 in April, weakened by more available capacity and less pressure on rates.
Retail sales in the U.S. continue improving after slowing at the end of last year and the beginning of this year, but things could still be better.
June 10, 2015
Large declines in trucking and pipeline, coupled with smaller declines in rail carloads and rail intermodal resulted in a decline in the total amount of U.S. for-hire freight movements in April from March.
June 9, 2015
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.
June 5, 2015
The current trucking employment level is close to its pre-recession peak, while nationwide employers added more jobs during May.
June 3, 2015
Two days before a government report on unemployment is set to be released, a report from a payroll processor shows 201,000 non-farm, private jobs were added in the U.S. during May, the biggest gain since January.
June 2, 2015
New orders for factory-made goods continue to disappoint, falling 0.4% in April from the month before and marking the eighth decline in the last nine months.
June 1, 2015
Business conditions in the nation’s manufacturing sector turned around in May from the month before, while construction spending hit a six-year high. A weak spot? Consumer spending.
May 29, 2015
A new government reports shows the American economy contracted in the first quarter of the year for the second straight time.
May 28, 2015
Newly released figures show the value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors totaled $96.1 billion in March, a 5.3% decline from a year ago, but three out of five transportation modes carried more cross-border cargo.
May 26, 2015
A measure of consumer confidence has increased following a sharp downturn, while new home sales rebounded strongly, according to reports released on Tuesday.
An advance report shows both new orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods declined in April, but a key indicator increased for the second consecutive month.
May 22, 2015
Consumer prices moved barely higher in April, but it was the third consecutive monthly increase, according to a new Commerce Department report.
May 21, 2015
Truckload linehaul rates declined in April from the month before while intermodal rates moved higher, according to two separate reports released on Thursday.
A first look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows activity has declined for the second straight month. However, a measure of future economy activity is on the upswing.
May 19, 2015
New homes starts in the U.S. increased dramatically in April from the month before, jumping 20.2% and hitting its highest level in more than seven years.
May 17, 2015
U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in April for its fifth consecutive monthly loss, according to a Federal Reserve report issued Friday.
May 13, 2015
U.S. retail sales in April were virtually unchanged from March, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday morning.
May 12, 2015
North American freight shipment volume and payments were up for the third month in a row during April, according to the latest readings from the Cass Freight Index.
May 11, 2015
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell slightly in March to a reading of 7.3, reflecting lessened demand for truck services and normalizing fuel costs.
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