May 8, 2015 - Industry News
Unemployment in the U.S. fell in April, hitting a near seven-year low following weak job additions in the first quarter of the year.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
May 6, 2015 - Industry News
Private sector, non-farm employment increased by less than 200,000 jobs in April for the second straight month, according to a new report released Wednesday.
The economy is in a “particularly volatile state,” with some saying it is going up while others think it is going down, according to Noel Perry, founder of Transport Economics, speaking at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.
Tags: Economy, ALK
Total intermodal shipments in the U.S. and Canada rose 2% over last year’s first quarter volumes despite port congestion issues that impacted international container traffic, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, IANA
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
Economic activity in the nation’s service sector increased in April, according to two reports released on Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
New orders and shipments of factory made goods turned around in March, according to a new Commerce Department Report released Monday.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending
Trucking operator YRC Worldwide Inc. cut some of its losses the first quarter of the year, but was still $21.6 million in the red.
Tags: YRC Worldwide, Economy, Quarterly Earnings
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
The pace of economic growth in the U.S. slowed dramatically in the first quarter of the year, according to the first estimate from the Commerce Department. Economists disagree whether bad weather and port problems are largely to blame.
Tags: Economy, GDP
April 28, 2015 - Industry News
At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.
Tags: National Private Truck Council, ACT Research, NPTC, Freight, Economy, Private Fleets, Information Technology
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence fell in April, its biggest drop since October 2013 and the lowest level in four months.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
Growth in the U.S. service sector during April eased from a seven-month high in March, according to the financial information services provider Markit, but numbers still point to strong start to the second quarter.
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
Orders for big ticket, long lasting durable goods increased 4% in March, the biggest gain in eight months, but a key indicator of business investment fell for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales
Freight movements between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico fell in February, hitting its lowest level in terms of value since 2011, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
Existing-home sales in the U.S. jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, according to the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
Consumer prices moved up for the second straight month in March after falling during much of the winter, but remain at their lowest level in years.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Leading Economic Indicators
April 16, 2015 - Industry News
Nationwide housing starts rose 2% in March, hitting an annual rate of 926,000 units, but it's not as much as many analysts were hoping.
Tags: Housing Starts, Economy
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
For the first quarter of 2015 this measure of the total activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities declined at an annual rate of 1%, the first quarterly decrease since the second quarter of 2009.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Building
April 14, 2015 - Industry News
North American freight volume and expenditures rose again in March as shipments picked up significantly from the West Coast ports, according to the latest readings of the Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight Rates, Freight Volume, Cass Freight Index
Prices at the wholesale level rose in March for the first time since October, according to the U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Producer Prices
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.
Tags: Economy, Freight, FTR, Spot Freight
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $89.3 billion in January, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 1.2% from a year earlier,
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
Two reports released Monday show the nation’s service sector continues increasing, albeit at different rates.
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of freight rates in one trucking sector improved in February over the past year, but declined from the month before.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
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