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May 4, 2016

Logistic Dynamics Offers Freight Tracking With MacroPoint

Transportation management company Logistic Dynamics, Inc., has partnered with asset tracking provider MacroPoint to offer freight tracking for shippers, brokers, third-party logistics companies and carriers.

April 20, 2016

March Truck Tonnage Index Down But Still Solid

After a surge in February, the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in March, taking away about half of the gains made the month before.

April 19, 2016

Truckload Linehaul Rates Drop, Intermodal Continues Decline

A measure of truckload linehaul rates moved lower last month compared to a year earlier for the first time since May 2010 as intermodal freight rates continued their downward slide.

April 18, 2016

Freight Shipments Ease as Spending Declines

Growth in freight shipments slowed in March, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report, while freight spending turned negative – but a longer-term view of cargo movements and the overall economy appears at least somewhat brighter.

April 11, 2016

YRC Freight Adds Accelerated Shipping Service

YRC Freight is offering a new accelerated service with shipment times that are one or two days faster than standard shipment times.

March 30, 2016

Freight Awaits Business Buying Big

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The U.S. economy is "nowhere near” slipping into recession. But the economy is sending mixed signals, so what's going to happen to freight demand over the next several months? FTR's Eric Starks shared his insights at the MATS Fleet Forum Wednesday.

March 23, 2016

Increased Regional Activity Pushes Spot Freight Rates Higher

Led by strong regional demand, spot truckload rates rose across all three equipment types during the week ending March 19, hitting their highest levels in at least a month, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

March 22, 2016

February Tonnage Makes Up for Weak Previous Month

American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose by 7.2% in February, hitting an all-time high reading of 144.

March 15, 2016

Trucking Conditions Index Shows Slow Growth in Freight

The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.

March 10, 2016

Freight Shipments, Spending Rebound Somewhat

The number of North American freight shipments and the amount of expenditures both posted strong increases in February from the month before, according to newly released Cass Freight Index figures.

February 23, 2016

Truck Tonnage Drop Tied to Excess Inventories

The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.4% in January following a flat December reading.

February 18, 2016

FTR Forecasts Stable Trucking Conditions in 2016

FTR is forecasting stable trucking conditions for 2016 after its Trucking Conditions Index rose more than two points in December to a reading of 10.88.

February 12, 2016

Lower Freight Index Numbers Mask Increased Expectations

The number of freight shipments and the dollars spent on freight declined again in January as part of a seasonal trend. However, that's not necessarily a sign of further weakening for the overall economy, according the latest Cass Freight Index report.

February 12, 2016

Freight Slowdown Could Hinder Driver Wage Increases

Driver wage increases may be limited by slowdown in freight in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a carrier survey by Transport Capital Partners.

January 29, 2016

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Declines More Than 8%

The value of trans-border freight movements between the U.S. and its neighbors took a steep decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department numbers, while Canada regained its historical rank as top North America trade partner after falling behind Mexico.

January 19, 2016

Truck Tonnage Index Ends 2015 on a Strong Note

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December, ending 2015 on a strong note despite an overall slow year.

January 19, 2016

Trucking Conditions Point to Potential 2016 Improvements

The November FTR Trucking Conditions Index jumped by more than three points to a reading of 8.64, possibly pointing to improvements for truckers in 2016, according to FTR.

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 11, 2016

Southern Cross-Border Freight Outpaces U.S.-Canada Cargo for First Time

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.

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