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October 27, 2015

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Orders, Consumer Confidence Both Fall

A stretch of recently leaner times for at least one part of the nation’s manufacturing sector could be nearing an end, despite a new report showing lower new orders.

October 27, 2015

Earnings Watch: Cummins, Paccar

A major OEM announced it is cutting its workforce even though it’s still well in the black as it released third quarter earnings this week while a truck and engine maker reported continued higher numbers.

October 26, 2015

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Plunge, Manufacturing Rebounds

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to their lowest level since last November, while a separate report shows the first improvement in the nation’s manufacturing sector in five months.

October 23, 2015

Earnings Watch: Volvo Doubles, Landstar Sets New Record

One truck maker has reported its third quarter profit doubled and is considering the sale of its used truck business while one of the nation’s largest trucking fleets has reported new records for the period in several areas.

October 22, 2015

Economic Watch: Home Market Booming, Leading Indicators Mixed

Existing home sales rebounded strongly in September following an August decline, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's not the only good news when it comes to an improving home market, and a separate report shows the overall economy isn't as bad as you may think.

October 22, 2015

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Dana and Rush Enterprises

Daimler AG, Dana and Rush Enterprises all saw weaker third-quarter financials compared to a year ago, thanks in part to the recession in Brazil and the downturn in the North American oil and gas industry.

October 22, 2015

Earnings Watch: Werner, Knight, Ryder, Forward Air

Two large trucking fleets reported big increases in profits for the third quarter of the year. A fleet management and related services conglomerate also saw a hike, but things slipped for a niche trucking provider.

October 20, 2015

Marten Transport Profit Improves Nearly 10 Percent

Marten Transport reported a 9.9% increase in third quarter net income from a year earlier, due in part to increased dedicated business.

October 19, 2015

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Falls, Consumers Optimistic

A report released Friday shows industrial production in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive month, the latest confirmation the economy lost some ground in the third quarter of the year.

October 19, 2015

Covenant Transport Reports Strong Earnings Increase

Covenant Transportation Group reported a big gain in third quarter profit. Revenue slipped 2.3% but freight revenue moved higher.

October 18, 2015

Graves Cites Carriers’ Health, Decries Congressional ‘Disarray’

PHILADELPHIA – “Most motor carriers have had a pretty good year – not great – but pretty good for 2015,” said Bill Graves, president of the American Trucking Associations, in his annual report on the state of the industry.

October 18, 2015

Economic Fundamentals Better Than They Appear

PHILADELPHIA — Freight volumes and GDP growth have not been as high as many hoped this year, but trucking companies should be ready for growth to return to higher levels, according to a presentation by two economists at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 15, 2015

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit New Record in August

The amount of for-hire freight increased for the second consecutive month, hitting a new record high, due in large part to a jump in truck shipments, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

October 15, 2015

What Happens to Trucking When Interest Rates (Finally) Rise?

One day the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates – perhaps as early as this fall. But what will this mean for trucking?

October 15, 2015

Economic Watch: Overall Inflation Absent, Core Prices Jump

Overall inflation is posing no threat to the U.S. economy, with a new report showing retail prices fell in September, the biggest drop in eight months. However, a key measure inside this moved higher, leading to more guessing about whether the Fed will raise interest rates.

October 14, 2015

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Barely Increase, Wholesale Prices Drop

Retail sales in the U.S. barely moved higher last month -- about half what many analysts were expecting. With wholesale prices falling the most in eight months. there's more speculation on what will happen with interest rates.

October 14, 2015

Freight Shipments, Payments Increase After Two Monthly Declines

Freight shipments and payments rose in September following two straight monthly declines, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

October 8, 2015

Slow Economic Growth Likely to Continue; Fed Policy Big Unknown

One economist is predicting continued slow growth for the economy, but believes our current economic models aren’t working when it comes to federal fiscal policy.

October 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Employment, Manufacturing Disappoint; Construction Skyrockets

Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.

October 1, 2015

Truck Demand May Be Slower Through 2016

After a strong end to 2014 and early 2015, the truck market has softened. With several unknown factors like regulations and fluctuating economic conditions, it looks like this trend may continue for a while.

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