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October 9, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for July

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 15.9 percent higher in July 2008 than in July 2007, reaching $71.6 billion

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October 8, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Index Fell 1.9 Percent in August from July

The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.9 percent in August from its July level, declining after four consecutive monthly increases, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

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September 24, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Falls

Confirming anecdotal reports of a slow August, the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.6 percent in August, the largest month-to-month drop since March

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Freight Index Rises For Fourth Consecutive Month

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.2 percent in July from its June level, rising for the fourth consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported

Tags: Economy

September 8, 2008 - Industry News

Conference Board Index Suggests Unemployment Will Continue To Rise

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index continued its year-long decline in August, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

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September 7, 2008 - Industry News

Oliver Announces Price Increase

Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C., is increasing prices up to 6 percent on its Oliver and MegaMile brand pre-cure and bonding gum products in North America

Tags: Economy

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for June

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico rose 6.6 percent from June 2007, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tags: Economy

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Falls in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month drop since April

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August 25, 2008 - Industry News

July Existing-Home Sales Show Gain

Existing-home sales rose in July to the highest level in five months, beating expectations, but are still anything but robust

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August 20, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases Freight Transportation Services Index

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.1 percent in June from its May level, rising for the second consecutive month

Tags: Economy

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

June Truck Registrations Lowest Since February 2003

Commercial new registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first six months of 2008 were down 25.6 percent from the same period last year, according to the Commercial Vehicle Market Intelligence Report from R.L. Polk & Co

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August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Employment Index Suggests Worse To Come

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index continued a now year-long decline in July, suggesting even more softening to come in the labor market

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July 29, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumps 1.3 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.3 percent in June, marking the second consecutive month-to-month gain. The index rose 0.5 percent in May

Tags: Economy

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders, Home Sales Beat Expectations

In a bit of surprise good news, durable goods orders rose in June, the biggest jump this year, while new home sales beat analysts' predictions

Tags: Economy

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Index Rises

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.9 percent in May from its April level, the largest monthly increase since January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Employment Trends Index Still on Downward Heading

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index fell again in June, continuing a decline that began in July 2007 and suggesting more job losses in the coming months

Tags: Economy

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Trade Hits Monthly Record

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.3 percent higher in April 2008 than in April 2007, reaching $74.3 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.5 Percent in May

The American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased on a month-to-month basis for the first time since January of this year, edging 0.5 percent higher in May

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

DOT's Freight Transportation Index Unchanged in April

The Freight Transportation Services Index was unchanged in April from its March level following the largest monthly decline since August 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports

Tags: Economy

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Allison Automatics Claim Optimum Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission, Inc. has announced that recent test results show fully automatic Allison transmissions, along with a vehicle spec that is appropriate for the particular duty cycle, can provide superior fuel efficiency and optimum fuel economy.

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Up Slightly From Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 1.5 percent higher in March 2008 than in March 2007, reaching $70.8 billion,

Tags: Economy

May 28, 2008 - Industry News

Oliver Rubber Company Announces Price Increase

Oliver Rubber Company, Greenville, S.C. will increase prices for its retread rubber products by 5 percent effective June 1

Tags: Economy

May 22, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage index fell 1.1 percent in April; March Figures Revised Upward

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in April 2008. March's tonnage reading, meanwhile, fell 1.7 percent instead of the previously reported 3.2 percent drop

Tags: Economy

May 15, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Monthly Commodity Surcharge

ArvinMeritor reported that it plans to initiate a new commodity surcharge starting June 1 in an attempt to offset surging steel and energy prices

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May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Mergers & Acquisitions Expected to Drop

Both deal volume and value in the transportation and logistics industry declined during the first quarter of 2008, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers, and global deal activity is not on track to match the levels seen in 2007

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