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.
August 4, 2015
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported increases for both profit and revenue for the second quarter of the year.
August 3, 2015
The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth, a key indicator affecting trucking, slowed in July from its highest level in five months, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives.
With record second-quarter revenue, ArcBest's net income rose to $20 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, from $17.2 million, or 64 cents per diluted share a year earlier.
July 30, 2015
The first reading on how well the American economy performed in the second quarter of the year shows it accelerated well ahead of the first quarter pace, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
UPDATED -- The parent to several trucking companies moved from a loss in the second quarter of last year to a profit in the most recent quarter.
July 29, 2015
Five more trucking companies have reported quarterly earnings – but not all showed gains over a year ago.
Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago. Meritor results were hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets but were up on an adjusted basis.
July 28, 2015
UPDATED -- Economic Watch: Consumers are not feeling quite as rosy about the U.S. economy, while a separate report shows a rebound in economic conditions for the U.S. services sector.
Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS reported a huge increase in its second quarter profit – 170% – despite a slight drop in revenue.
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