Freight Index

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December 5, 2017

Analysis: Freight Payment Index Offers Helpful Regional Benchmark

If you want to know how your trucking operation is stacking up against other freight shipping businesses, there is a new barometer available, U.S. Bank's Freight Payment Index, and it offers some features that have not been seen before, says business contributing editor Evan Lockridge in his December Hotline column.

November 8, 2017

For-Hire Freight Level Continues Hitting New Record Highs

A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry reached another all-time monthly high in September, according to newly released figures, rising 0.2% above the previous highest level hit a month earlier.

September 13, 2017

Trucking Helps Push For-Hire Freight Movements to New High

The level of for-hire freight shipments in the U.S during July hit another record high, according to new Transportation Department figures, eclipsing two previous records set just earlier this year.

August 9, 2017

For-Hire Freight Movements Remain High Despite Trucking Decline

After hitting a new record high in May, a measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry declined in June, according to new Transportation Department figures.

August 7, 2017

Trucking Freight Growth up Nearly 38% Since End of Great Recession

Newly released U.S. Transportation Department figures show all but one of the major freight modes have grown since the end of the Great Recession, with trucking posting the second-highest increase.

July 12, 2017

For-Hire Freight Rebounds, Hits New Record High

The level of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transporters rebounded in May following a two-month decline, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

June 14, 2017

For-Hire Freight Falls for Second Straight Month

A measure of total for-hire freight movements in the U.S. fell for the second straight month in April, according to a report issued Wednesday by Transportation Department.

May 10, 2017

For-Hire Freight Eases Back from Record High

After setting a new record high, a monthly gauge of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry retreated, according to new Transportation Department figures.

April 12, 2017

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit New Record High

A measure of U.S. for-hire freight movements set another record high in February, according to new Transportation Department figures released Wednesday, following no change the month before.

March 8, 2017

For-Hire Freight Movements Remain Steady

While the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation sector was unchanged in January from December, according to a new Transportation Department report, it did manage a slight increase from the same time a year ago.

February 8, 2017

For-Hire Freight Movements Rise Again, Tying Record High

The amount of for-hire freight moved across multiple transportation modes increased 1% in December from the month before, marking the third consecutive monthly gain, according to the Transportation Department.

January 11, 2017

For-Hire Freight Volume Rises to Second Highest Level in 2 Years

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation sector rose 0.5% in November from the month before, according to new Transportation Department figures.

December 14, 2016

Trucking Helps For-Hire Freight Movements Bounce Back

The amount of for-hire freight moved in the U.S. increased following two months of declines, according to new Transportation Department figures.

November 9, 2016

For-Hire Freight Shipments Fall for Second Straight Month

A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the total amount of for-hire freight moved in the country fell 0.6% in September from the month before, the second consecutive monthly drop.

October 13, 2016

For-Hire Freight Slips Following Four Straight Monthly Gains

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell in August after rising four straight months, according to new Transportation Department figures, and reflecting trends in the overall economy.

September 15, 2016

For-Hire Freight Movements Hit New Record High Level

New U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of for-hire freight rose 1.6% in July from June, the fourth consecutive monthly gain and a new record high.

August 10, 2016

Trucking Pushes For-Hire Shipments Higher for Third Straight Month

A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in June from the month before, due in part to increased trucking shipments, and is up 0.4% from the same time

July 13, 2016

Total For-Hire Shipments Rise Despite Trucking Decline

A U.S. Transportation Department measure of the amount of freight carried by the nation's for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in May from April, the second consecutive monthly gain, and is just 1.5% below the all-time high level hit in December 2014.

May 11, 2016

For-Hire Freight Measure Falls to Lowest Level in Two Years

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation industry declined for the second straight month in March, hitting its lowest level since March 2014, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures released on Wednesday.

April 14, 2016

For-Hire Freight Movements Decline Slightly

Following two straight months of growth, the amount of freight moved by for-hire operations in the U.S. fell in February from the month before, due in part to a substantial decline in trucking, according to new Transportation Department figures.

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