March 18, 2015
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased 4.5% in 2014 compared to a year earlier, while over the longer term trucking has some lost market share to other transportation modes.
March 17, 2015
Nationwide housing starts dropped 17% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 units in February, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department.
March 16, 2015
UPDATED -- Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.1% in February from the month before, but is 3.5% higher than the same time a year ago.
March 13, 2015
Prices at the wholesale level fell again in February, down 0.5% from the month before, the fourth straight month this has happened, and is the largest drop since 2009.
March 12, 2015
Retail sales in the U.S. fell for the third straight month in February as harsh weather in much of the country kept consumers and their wallets at home.
March 11, 2015
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell slightly in January from the month before, but remains close to its record high level.
North American shipment volume jumped up in February, while total freight expenditures reversed a four-month slump, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
March 10, 2015
Some economic indicators have not bounced back as well as others in the recovery from the Great Recession, but trucking is doing well, and a capacity crunch leads economic expert John Larkin to project truckload rates will rise this year.
March 6, 2015
Class 8, the largest single segment, last year accounted for 271,000 units. 2010 was even stronger, with 320,000 Class 8 transactions.
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
March 4, 2015
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
March 2, 2015
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
February 26, 2015
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.
Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.
February 25, 2015
Sales of new single-family homes slipped in January from the month before but are up compared to the same time a year earlier.
February 24, 2015
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.
Consumer confidence fell this month from a more than seven-year high last month, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.
February 23, 2015
Existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.
February 19, 2015
A measure of where the American economy is headed three to six months down the road registered another monthly increase but the pace was slower than in recent months.
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