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Economic Watch: Business Investment Sinks as Durable Orders Decline
Economic Watch: Business Investment Sinks as Durable Orders Decline

June 24, 2016
Orders and shipments of long-lasting durable goods fell in May, according to a preliminary Commerce Department report. One measure of business investment...

Trucking Only Mode to See Monthly Hike in NAFTA Freight
Trucking Only Mode to See Monthly Hike in NAFTA Freight

June 23, 2016
Trucks carried more U.S. freight by value between North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in April 2016 compared to the same time a...

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Rebounding, Overall Growth Moderate
Economic Watch: Manufacturing Rebounding, Overall Growth Moderate

June 23, 2016
The nation’s manufacturing is continuing to show signs of renewed life following a downturn, while separate reports show overall moderate economic growth...

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Continue Seasonal Strength
Spot Truckload Freight Rates Continue Seasonal Strength

June 22, 2016
Seasonal increases in spot truckload freight rates are continuing, according to new figures posted by the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Earnings Watch: Covenant Latest to Lower Second Quarter Outlook
Earnings Watch: Covenant Latest to Lower Second Quarter Outlook

June 22, 2016
Covenant Transportation Group Inc. has lowered expectations for its second quarter earnings report due to the current freight market as well as internal...

Earnings Watch: FedEx Narrows Loss, Werner Lowers Expectations
Earnings Watch: FedEx Narrows Loss, Werner Lowers Expectations

June 21, 2016
FedEx Corp. cut much, but not all, of its second quarter losses compared to a year earlier, while a preview of Werner Enterprises Inc. second quarter...

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Still Dropping
Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Still Dropping

June 21, 2016
Separate gauges of truckload line haul rates and intermodal rates both fell in May, according to newly released figures, following a Monday report showing...

Slow Economy Reflected in Lower Freight Shipments, Spending
Slow Economy Reflected in Lower Freight Shipments, Spending

June 20, 2016
Although North American freight shipments continued to climb in May, they are still well below those of the last several years, and expenditures for freight...

Fleets Answer the Question, 'How's Business?'
Fleets Answer the Question, 'How's Business?'

June 16, 2016
After enduring a bruising first quarter that saw falling profits at many fleets, it comes as no surprise that in a second quarter survey of business...

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Within Fed Target
Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Within Fed Target

June 16, 2016
Retail prices inched up again in May, while a closely watched measure of inflation by the U.S. Federal Reserve remains slightly above a level that sets the...

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