September 12, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday reported August retail sales were up 0.6% from the month before and 5% higher than the same time a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of the amount of freight carried by the nation’s for hire transportation industry increased 0.9% in July following a one-month decline.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
North American freight volumes bounced back in August from a normal July dip, but it did not lead to a similar increase in freight spending, according to the Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
September 5, 2014 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic levels remained strong in August, hitting new highs or coming close to it, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Association of American Railroads
New U.S. Labor Department figures released Friday show more jobs were added in August, but the increase failed to continue the pace of more than 200,000 jobs that had been added each of the previous six months.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
Private sector employment increased in August from July by 204,000 jobs, according to the August National Employment Report from ADP released on Thursday. This marks the fifth straight month of employment gains above the 200,000 mark.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Shipments of U.S. manufactured goods increased again in July, while new orders for them skyrocketed, with both hitting record high levels going back to 1992.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments, Manufacturing, Durable Goods
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
New estimates released by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration show that American driving between July 2013 and June 2014 is at levels not seen since 2008.
Tags: Economy, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Funding, Highways, VMT, Anthony Foxx
U.S. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, hitting its highest level since March 2011, according to the nation's supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
August 29, 2014 - Industry News
Consumers unexpectedly backed off on personal spending in July by just a bit, while income moved slightly higher, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, raising concerns that wages are not keeping up with household needs.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $103 billion in June as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value than during June 2013, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
UPDATED -- The U.S. gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter of the year, according to a second estimate released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department -- its best pace since the third quarter of last year.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Auto Sales
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods continue moving higher, with both hitting record levels -- but the numbers may not be as bright as they seem.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Confidence
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
New home sales in the U.S. declined in July, according to the Commerce Department, falling for the second month in a row and hitting a four-month low.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
August 22, 2014 - Industry News
New construction starts in July climbed 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to industry date provider McGraw Hill Construction.
Tags: Economy, Construction
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
The total value of shipments in the heavy-duty truck manufacturing business have increased the most of three vehicle classes over the past five-years, according to new 2012 Economic Census statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tags: SUV, Vans, Economy, Pickup Trucks, OEM, Light-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Manufacturing, Manufacturing
Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
The latest measure on the condition of the U.S. economy and where it's heading shows improvement again, according to the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the previous month, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage
UPDATED -- Consumer prices increased as the slowest pace in five months during July, increasing just 0.1% from the month before, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts, Consumer Prices
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August, released Monday.
Tags: Economy, Home Building
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.4% in July for its sixth consecutive monthly gain, according to new Federal Reserve numbers, due in large part to a big increase in activity within the auto sector.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment, Producer Prices
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Index declined 0.9% in June from May, falling after four consecutive monthly increases, according to numbers released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index, Freight
The freight logistics sector slowed in July, following a seasonal trend, with both freight shipments and freight payments down 3.9% from the previous month, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed some positive movement in June after moderating slightly during the prior two months.
Tags: Economy, GDP, FTR Trucking Index
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