September 14, 2015
There are a number of positives for the U.S. economy and for trucking going forward, but a number of “headwinds” remain. That according to John Larkin, managing director of the investment firm Stifel, Nicolaus & Company.
North American freight shipment volume and expenditures dropped for the second month in a row during August as the summer slowdown hit.
September 10, 2015
A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in July from June, following a single month decline.
September 4, 2015
August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.
September 2, 2015
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
August 27, 2015
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America Free Trade Agreement partners fell in June, according to a new Transportation Department report, totaling $99 billion, as all modes except truck carried less freight.
The U.S. economy grew by leaps and bounds in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter, according to a new government estimate released Thursday, which should ease investors fears in the wake of a global stock market sell-off.
August 26, 2015
In a wide-ranging discussion with trucking journalists at its headquarters Tuesday, Kenworth executives shared their insights on topics ranging from autonomous trucks to the safety of the industry.
August 25, 2015
The underlying fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than, or at least nowhere near as bad as, the panic that set into Wall Street starting late last week and extended into Monday, according to several newly released reports.
August 19, 2015
Inflationary pressures on the U.S. economy remain low, as evidenced by a report released Wednesday by the Commerce Department showing an increase of just 0.1% in July from the month before.
August 18, 2015
Truckload shipping rates continue to rise, while intermodal shipping continues to get cheaper, according to two of the latest monthly readings. A wider report on freight transportation showed a seasonal lull.
The U.S. housing market continues to improve, with new home starts hitting their highest level in seven years and builder optimism the best in nearly a decade.
August 14, 2015
The amount of activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities turned in its best performance in eight months during July, according to a new Federal Reserve report on Friday.
August 13, 2015
A measure of the amount of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. posted mixed numbers for June, according to new Transportation Department figures.
U.S. consumers showed a new willingness to spend more money last month, an indication there may be increasing momentum in the economy.
August 11, 2015
Despite projections of an economic slowdown, upcoming regulations could still require fleets to find large numbers of new drivers.
August 10, 2015
Two varied freight transportation and logistics providers recently reported second quarter earnings, with one showing a big leap in business following two purchases while the other moved into the red, but only slightly.
The trucking industry has enjoyed prosperity in recent years but as the recovery continues, some analysts are projecting a slowdown.
August 7, 2015
As for-hire trucking employment hit its highest level in more than eight years, total non-farm employment in the U.S. increased by 215,000 jobs while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.
August 5, 2015
Even as service sector growth surged in July, a lackluster employment report is leading to more speculation on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its September meeting.
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