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June 11, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Falls as Capacity Availability Increases

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.

June 11, 2015

Retail Sales Improve for Third Straight Month

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

Report: For-Hire Freight Movements Ease Up

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

Economic Watch: U.S. Ports Returning to Normal

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

Employment Numbers Improve, Including Trucking

The current trucking employment level is close to its pre-recession peak, while nationwide employers added more jobs during May.

June 3, 2015

Economic Watch: Job Growth Best Since January

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

Economic Watch: Factory Orders Drop Again

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

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Construction Improve; Consumer Spending Stalls

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

Economic Watch: GDP Shrinks, Consumer Sentiment Sinks

A new government reports shows the American economy contracted in the first quarter of the year for the second straight time.

May 28, 2015

U.S. Cross Border Freight Value Declines

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

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence, New Home Sales Improve

A measure of consumer confidence has increased following a sharp downturn, while new home sales rebounded strongly, according to reports released on Tuesday.

May 26, 2015

Economic Watch: Key Durable Goods Indicator Rises

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

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Higher, Inflation Still Weak

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, Intermodal Rates Mixed in April

Truckload linehaul rates declined in April from the month before while intermodal rates moved higher, according to two separate reports released on Thursday.

May 21, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Declines, Leading Indicators Increase

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

Economic Watch: Home Starts Skyrocket

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

Economic Watch: Factory Output, Consumer Sentiment Decline

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

Economic Watch: April Retail Sales Go Nowhere

U.S. retail sales in April were virtually unchanged from March, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday morning.

May 12, 2015

Freight Shipments, Expenditures Increase in April from Month Before

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

Trucking Conditions Index Subdued by Weak Manufacturing

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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