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Cross-Border Freight Value Moves Lower for 18th Straight Month
Cross-Border Freight Value Moves Lower for 18th Straight Month

August 26, 2016
New Transportation Department figures show June marked the 18th consecutive month the total value of U.S. freight movements with North American Free Trade...

Spot Truckload Rates Fail to Gain Except in Louisiana Flood Zone
Spot Truckload Rates Fail to Gain Except in Louisiana Flood Zone

August 25, 2016
A 0.9% decline in the number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market outweighed a 0.2% drop in truck postings for the week ending August 20,...

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Declines, GDP Expectations Lowered
Economic Watch: Manufacturing Declines, GDP Expectations Lowered

August 24, 2016
A preliminary look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it continues to expand following a recent downturn. Separate reports show expectations of...

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Falling
Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Falling

August 22, 2016
Truckload linehaul rates fell again in July from the same time a year ago, marking the fifth straight month of year-over-year declines, according to latest...

Commentary: In Search of the Bright Side Following "Brexit"
Commentary: In Search of the Bright Side Following

August 17, 2016
Opinions vary about the effect on the U.S. of the surprise June vote by residents of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, but you should be aware...

Less Freight, More Trucks Push Spot Truckload Rates Lower
Less Freight, More Trucks Push Spot Truckload Rates Lower

August 17, 2016
A decline in the amount of freight on the spot truckload market coupled with an increase in the number of trucks needing cargo pushed rates down across the...

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Pushes Industrial Production Higher Amid Other Reports
Economic Watch: Manufacturing Pushes Industrial Production Higher Amid Other Reports

August 16, 2016
The output from the nation's factories, mines and utilities increased in July, the largest gain since November 2014, and there also are improvements in...

Cass Freight Index: Shipments, Freight Spending Continue Declines
Cass Freight Index: Shipments, Freight Spending Continue Declines

August 16, 2016
Overall shipment volumes and pricing are persistently weak, with increased levels of volatility as all levels of the supply chain continue to try to work...

Spot Truckload Rates Improve, Freight Availability Matches Year Earlier
Spot Truckload Rates Improve, Freight Availability Matches Year Earlier

August 15, 2016
Average spot truckload dry van rates increased in July from June for the first time in six years, while July spot market freight availability caught up with...

Trucking Pushes For-Hire Shipments Higher for Third Straight Month
Trucking Pushes For-Hire Shipments Higher for Third Straight Month

August 10, 2016
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in June from the...

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