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Economic Watch: Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment Rise as Fed Mulls Rake Hike
Economic Watch: Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment Rise as Fed Mulls Rake Hike

February 24, 2017
There are increasing signs the U.S. economy is gaining momentum in the first quarter of the year with gains in home sales and consumer confidence, but it is...

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Value Inches Higher, Trucking’s Share Falls
U.S. Cross-Border Freight Value Inches Higher, Trucking’s Share Falls

February 23, 2017
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its border neighbors increased in December for the third time in five months following a string of declines,...

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Level Off Following Gains, Declines
Spot Truckload Freight Rates Level Off Following Gains, Declines

February 22, 2017
Spot truckload freight rates appear to have stabilized after flatbeds trended slightly higher the past few weeks while vans and reefers moved downward,...

Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics Reports Annual Profit of $69 Million
Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics Reports Annual Profit of $69 Million

February 21, 2017
XPO Logistics moved well into the black for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, with a number of fourth-quarter metrics setting company records as strong...

Intermodal Freight Rates Jump, Truckload Linehaul Slips
Intermodal Freight Rates Jump, Truckload Linehaul Slips

February 21, 2017
Intermodal rates rose in January by the largest amount in more than two years, while truckload linehaul rates retreated, according to one measure.

Economic Watch: Pace of Manufacturing Expansion Slows
Economic Watch: Pace of Manufacturing Expansion Slows

February 21, 2017
A preliminary look at economic conditions in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February shows they improved at a slightly slower pace than the 22-month...

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators, E-Commerce Sales Post Impressive Gains
Economic Watch: Leading Indicators, E-Commerce Sales Post Impressive Gains

February 17, 2017
Three new economic reports add to increasing evidence the U.S. economy will have a better overall first quarter of the year than the final three months of 2016.

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Fall While Flatbeds Keep Climbing
Spot Van, Reefer Rates Fall While Flatbeds Keep Climbing

February 15, 2017
The flatbed market continued to be the brightest of the three major spot truckload sectors last week, according to new numbers released by DAT Solutions,...

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Jump But Price Pressures Building
Economic Watch: Retail Sales Jump But Price Pressures Building

February 15, 2017
Retail sales, one of the largest drivers of the U.S. economy, advanced in January, pointing to increased overall growth in the first quarter of the year. At...

Spot Freight Index Drops Slightly as 2017 Begins
Spot Freight Index Drops Slightly as 2017 Begins

February 13, 2017
A measure of the spot truckload freight market edged downward in January as the level of freight settled into a typical post-holiday pattern, though at...

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