October 2, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Construction Spending, Employment, Factory Shipments
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing
September 2, 2015 - Industry News
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
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.
Tags: China, Double Coin, Tires, Manufacturing, CMA
August 25, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Non-Manufacturing, Leading Economic Indicators
August 3, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales
July 1, 2015 - Industry News
Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Employment
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
A first look at May orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods, a key indicator for trucking freight.
June 1, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending
May 21, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Manufacturing
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
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.
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.
Tags: Dry Vans, FTR, Manufacturing, Trailer Orders, Trailers
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, but it was the slowest pace in six months, according to the nation’s supply executives.
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, but at a slower pace, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest survey by the Institute for Supply Management
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing
November 3, 2014 - Industry News
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of where the American economy is headed in the next three to six months shows conditions are improving, but not as fast as they have been, according to the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Leading Economic Indicators
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
Both the trucking industry and the overall economy added jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down below 6% for the first time since July 2008 and hitting its lowest level in six years.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Non-Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Employment
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