July 13, 2015
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index measure for May dropped to a three-year low of 4.91 due to softer capacity, pricing, and fuel prices. The index is expected to move into significantly more positive territory as the anticipated regulatory drag in 2016 and 2017 dramatically tightens capacity.
July 9, 2015
A measure of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. increased in May following an April decline, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.
July 6, 2015
Economic activity in the nation’s service sector inched higher in June after hitting a 13-month low in May, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives. Another report shows non-manufacturing growth slowed last month.
July 2, 2015
Economic Watch: The nation’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percent point in June to 5.3%, its lowest rate since April 2008, while 7,400 jobs were added in the for-hire trucking sector.
July 1, 2015
Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.
June 26, 2015
American consumers are feeling better about the economy with one measure hitting its highest level since January.
June 25, 2015
Economic Watch: American consumers opened their wallets a whole lot more in May, with consumer spending increasing the most in nearly six years.
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 6.8% from the same time a year earlier.
June 24, 2015
The U.S. economy contracted less in the first quarter of the year than previously estimated, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday.
June 23, 2015
A first look at May orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods, a key indicator for trucking freight.
June 22, 2015
Newly released figures show the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index once again remained higher in May than in each of the past three years, coming in 3.5% higher than May 2014 and 9.5% higher than two years ago.
Fueled partly by an increase in sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales in May rose to their highest pace in nearly six years.
June 12, 2015
Consumer confidence rebounded this month, with more people expecting increases in their wages, according to the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers released Friday.
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.
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