Spot Load Availability Soars, Rates Inch Higher Over Past Week
December 7, 2016
The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market surged last week compared to the previous week as expected, following the Thanksgiving...
Diesel, Oil Prices Expected to Jump Around 17% Next Year
December 6, 2016
Final government forecasts for diesel, gasoline and oil prices before 2017 gets underway are in with two of the three calling for double-digit percentage...
Analysis: The Uncertainty of a New President
December 5, 2016
After an uncertain first half of the year, we finally got the economic news that we had been hoping for with third-quarter GDP. But no sooner were we...
Economic Watch: Unemployment Lowest Since Great Recession
December 2, 2016
Unemployment in the U.S. continued falling in November, hitting its lowest level since 2007, according to Labor Department figures issued Friday, as the...
Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Construction Post Impressive Gains
December 1, 2016
In another sign the U.S. economy is gathering more steam, two reports released Thursday morning showed a strong rebound in the nation’s manufacturing sector...
Spot Freight Rates Move Little; Van, Flatbed Ratios Rise
November 30, 2016
Spot market truckload freight rates during the Thanksgiving holiday week remained in the same fairly narrow range they have been for the past month,...
Economic Watch: GDP Posts Biggest Jump in 2 Years, Consumer Confidence Soars
November 29, 2016
Overall U.S. economic growth increased more in the third quarter of the year than first projected, according to a new Commerce Department report, and will...
Cass Freight Measures Post First 2016 Gains
November 28, 2016
Two measures of freight shipping posted their first year-over-year improvements in more than 12 months, indicating there has been more than the usual fall...
Economic Watch: Latest Numbers Make Interest Rate Hike More Likely
November 17, 2016
New government numbers show housing starts in the U.S. surged in October, as a measure of consumer prices also rose, likely paving the way for the Fed to...
Earnings Watch: Patriot Profit Higher, Others Mixed
November 17, 2016
Third-quarter financial reports from fleets and equipment makers continue to reflect a tepid freight environment.