January 22, 2016
U.S. manufacturers started the year with a rebound in output and new business growth, according to preliminary results of a survey released Friday. A separate report shows sales of existing homes were the best since before the Great Recession.
Although many analysts are expecting generally lower fourth-quarter earnings for the nation’s publicly held companies, J.B. Hunt kicked off the earnings season for trucking on Thursday by reporting a 6% increase in profit.
January 20, 2016
Inflation at the retail level is anything but a threat to the health of the U.S. economy with newly released figures showing a drop in the final month of 2015 while the housing market is expected to continue improving.
January 15, 2016
The latest numbers about the state of the American economy show activity has slowed in key sectors, including one of the biggest drivers, with retail sales turning in its weakest improvement since 2009.
January 14, 2016
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation sector moved lower in a government index that it says is an indicator of economic cycles.
January 13, 2016
Federal government expectations for diesel and gasoline prices for this year have been revised significantly lower, as oil is expected to continue to sell for far less that it was in mid-2014.
Both the number of shipments and expenditures on freight transportation by shippers continued their downward slide in December, according to latest Cass Freight Index.
January 11, 2016
A measure of freight moving between the U.S. and its neighbors to the north and south shows for the first time the total value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows exceeded those between the U.S. and Canada.
January 8, 2016
Job creation in the U.S. surged in the final month of 2015, per a Labor Department report released Friday, as for-hire trucking employment hit a new record level.
January 6, 2016
Shipments of manufactured goods in the U.S. increased slightly in November, according to a new and full government report, while new orders posted its third decline in the last four months.
December 23, 2015
Two days before Christmas, the Commerce Department released three reports on the U.S. economy. When put together, they show a solid performance, though not as strong as it has been or some would like.
December 22, 2015
The latest measure of strength in the overall U.S. economy shows it maintained its momentum in the third quarter of the year. A separate report shows a big decline in existing home sales for the second straight month.
December 17, 2015
It's looking like a good Christmas for Navistar and FedEx. The truck and engine maker managed to cut back on its losses in its most recent fiscal quarter and likely no longer will have an SEC investigation hanging over its head. Meanwhile, FedEx saw better earnings due to record holiday business.
December 16, 2015
The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee on Wednesday decided to push short-term interest rates higher for the first time since 2006.
Economic reports Wednesday morning ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee didn't offer a clear picture on the state of the economy, with slower manufacturing growth but a boost in housing numbers.
December 14, 2015
From the economy to driver recruitment and retention, there will be several familiar faces in the trends to follow closely in the new year.
December 11, 2015
After an up and down year of sales and a new one on the horizon, all of the major truck manufacturers are showcasing their visions for the future.
Both retail sales and prices at the wholesale level rose the most in months during November, according to two separate economic reports released on Friday. These will join other numbers that will be considered in a few days when the Federal Reserve considers an interest rate hike.
December 9, 2015
Expectations for diesel and gasoline prices for next year have been revised lower, according to the latest Short Term Energy Outlook issued this week by the U.S. Energy Department.
A measure of the amount of freight moved by for-hire transportation in the U.S. rebounded following a one-month decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
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