Freight Index

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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.

March 9, 2016

For-Hire Freight Up Two Months Straight, Near Record High

Intermodal and pipeline transportation helped drive the DOT's Freight Transportation Services Index to near a record high in January.

February 10, 2016

For-Hire Freight Posts 2% Decline for Last Year

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire sector fell in both the final month of last year and all of 2015, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

January 14, 2016

For-Hire Freight Movements See Biggest Drop in Nearly a Year

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

Class 8 Truck Supply Outstrips Demand in December

The supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand, according to the ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.

January 13, 2016

Freight Spending, Shipments Continue Decline

Both the number of shipments and expenditures on freight transportation by shippers continued their downward slide in December, according to latest Cass Freight Index.

December 9, 2015

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit Highest Level of 2015

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.

November 12, 2015

Economic Watch: 3 Reports Show Uneven Freight Movements

Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.

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.

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