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Economic Watch: Latest Readings Show Mixed Results, Lower Expectations
Economic Watch: Latest Readings Show Mixed Results, Lower Expectations

March 24, 2017
Orders for long-lasting durable goods increased more than expected last month while a snapshot of manufacturing activity showed it slowed this month and...

Cross-Border Freight Value Up for Third Straight Month
Cross-Border Freight Value Up for Third Straight Month

March 23, 2017
The year started out with trucking and the other four major transportation modes carrying more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement...

Winter Storm Stalls Freight, Spot Truckload Rates Remain Stable
Winter Storm Stalls Freight, Spot Truckload Rates Remain Stable

March 23, 2017
At times, snow may have kept freight from moving last week but it didn’t prevent shippers from at least trying. The number of available loads on the spot...

Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings
Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings

March 21, 2017
FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net earnings in its most recent quarter, but it missed Wall Street expectations.

Truckload Linehaul Rates Slip Again, Intermodal Rates Better Than Year Ago
Truckload Linehaul Rates Slip Again, Intermodal Rates Better Than Year Ago

March 21, 2017
A measure of truckload linehaul rates fell again in February, but it is expected to improve, according to newly issued figures, while a gauge of intermodal...

Economic Watch: Latest Readings Full of Positives
Economic Watch: Latest Readings Full of Positives

March 17, 2017
A gauge of the health of the American economy has increased again, hitting its highest level in more than a decade. Meanwhile, manufacturing activity...

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Ease Slightly Following Jump
Spot Truckload Freight Rates Ease Slightly Following Jump

March 16, 2017
After a 17% jump the previous week, spot truckload freight volume increased a modest 1.3% during the week ending March 11 while rates gave back at least...

Economic Watch: Fed Pushes Interest Rates Higher Amid Improving Signs
Economic Watch: Fed Pushes Interest Rates Higher Amid Improving Signs

March 15, 2017
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday increased the nation’s benchmark interest rate for the third time since its first hike in nearly a decade in December 2015,...

Analysis: Mining for Economic Gold
Analysis: Mining for Economic Gold

March 13, 2017
There are largely overlooked nuggets of information buried in the numbers about the economy and trucking that could be the most telling sign of where...

Spot Freight Market Measure Falls from Previous Month, Up from Year Earlier
Spot Freight Market Measure Falls from Previous Month, Up from Year Earlier

March 13, 2017
Despite an increase freight volume during February, a measure of the total strength of the truckload spot freight market declined from the month before due...

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