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April 6, 2015

Economic Watch: Service Sector Continues Expanding

Two reports released Monday show the nation’s service sector continues increasing, albeit at different rates.

March 23, 2015

Truckload Rates Improving, Intermodal Falling

A measure of freight rates in one trucking sector improved in February over the past year, but declined from the month before.

March 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Increase Slightly

Existing-home sales in the U.S. increased modestly in February, but constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors on Monday.

March 20, 2015

Economic Watch: Construction Starts up 34% in First Two Months of 2015

Construction starts in the U.S. posted healthy gains in February compared to the month before and the same time in 2014, according to a new report from the construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics.

March 19, 2015

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Rise, Interest Rates Staying Put

A look at where the U.S. economy is headed in the next three to six months showed another rise, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.

March 18, 2015

U.S. Freight Movements with Canada, Mexico Increase 4.5% Last Year

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

Economic Watch: Housing Starts Post Largest Drop in 4 Years

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

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Rises, Home Builder Confidence Down

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

Economic Watch: Producer Prices Fall Again, Consumer Optimism Dips

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

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Fall for Third Straight Month

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

DOT Freight Index Moves Lower For Second Straight Month

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.

March 11, 2015

Freight Shipments, Spending Increase in Latest Cass Index

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

Economy Still Sending Mixed Signals as Capacity Crunch Looms

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

Used Truck Sales 2nd Highest in a Decade, IHS Says

Class 8, the largest single segment, last year accounted for 271,000 units. 2010 was even stronger, with 320,000 Class 8 transactions.

March 6, 2015

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls Again, Factory Activity Down

Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.

March 4, 2015

Economic Watch: Job Gains Ease Last Month, Service Sector Expands

Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.

March 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Growth Continues, Construction Spending Slows

Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.

March 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Falls Slightly, GDP Revised Downward

U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.

February 26, 2015

Trucks Continue Moving Majority of U.S.-NAFTA Trade

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.

February 26, 2015

Economic Watch: Retail Prices Fall, Durable Goods Orders Up

Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.

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