October 2, 2015
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.
September 24, 2015
Economic watchers got a mixed bag of reports on Thursday. One showed an easing in part of the manufacturing sector, including a measure of business investment. However, two others were upbeat regarding housing and the upcoming holiday sales season.
September 23, 2015
September marks another month of relatively subdued growth across the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a preliminary report, and construction activity in the U.S. retreated in August.
September 2, 2015
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year.
August 25, 2015
The underlying fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than, or at least nowhere near as bad as, the panic that set into Wall Street starting late last week and extended into Monday, according to several newly released reports.
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.
July 27, 2015
New orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods rebounded in June following two straight monthly drops, while business investment also turned around, according to the Commerce Department.
July 24, 2015
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. dropped 6.8% in June from the previous month but are still up 18% over last year.
July 1, 2015
Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.
June 23, 2015
A first look at May orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods, a key indicator for trucking freight.
June 1, 2015
Business conditions in the nation’s manufacturing sector turned around in May from the month before, while construction spending hit a six-year high. A weak spot? Consumer spending.
May 21, 2015
A first look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows activity has declined for the second straight month. However, a measure of future economy activity is on the upswing.
May 11, 2015
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell slightly in March to a reading of 7.3, reflecting lessened demand for truck services and normalizing fuel costs.
May 1, 2015
The level of manufacturing in the U.S. was unchanged in April compared to the month before, according to a new survey of the nation’s purchasing managers.
April 23, 2015
Sales of new homes in the U.S. during March fell the most in more than 18 months following three straight monthly gains, according to the Commerce Department.
March 2, 2015
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
February 2, 2015
Consumer spending during December posted its biggest drop since September 2009, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report on Monday.
January 23, 2015
One of the first looks at how the economy is doing in the New Year shows a further upturn in business conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, but the overall rate of improvement eased further from last August’s peak.
January 22, 2015
December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.
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