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Earnings Watch: Swift, Covenant Profits Plummet More Than 80%
Earnings Watch: Swift, Covenant Profits Plummet More Than 80%

April 24, 2017
Profits for two trucking operations in the first quarter of the year fell dramatically, both saying they battled a tough pricing environment and excess...

Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge
Truckload Rates Continue Struggling, Intermodal Pricing Continues Surge

April 24, 2017
Truckload linehaul rates struggled in March, according to a recently released measure, while intermodal rates moved higher for another consecutive month.

Earnings Watch: Heartland First Quarter Profit Slips 2.4%
Earnings Watch: Heartland First Quarter Profit Slips 2.4%

April 21, 2017
First quarter earnings for trucking company Heartland Express Inc. edged lower from the same time a year ago as revenue posted a significant decline,...

Economic Watch: Conditions Not as Bad as Recent Hard Numbers Suggest
Economic Watch: Conditions Not as Bad as Recent Hard Numbers Suggest

April 21, 2017
There are good indications the U.S. economy will further strengthen following recent reports that conditions slowed a bit in the first quarter of the year...

Earnings Watch: Werner Falls 20%, Marten Transport Unchanged
Earnings Watch: Werner Falls 20%, Marten Transport Unchanged

April 20, 2017
Profit for trucking and logistics provider Werner Enterprises Inc. fell 20% in the first quarter of the year compared to the same time in 2016 while...

Economic Watch: Weaker Numbers for Manufacturing, Housing
Economic Watch: Weaker Numbers for Manufacturing, Housing

April 18, 2017
A measure of industrial production in the U.S. moved higher despite an easing in manufacturing, while the housing market also gave up some recent gains,...

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt First Quarter Profit Inches Higher
Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt First Quarter Profit Inches Higher

April 17, 2017
The first quarter earnings reporting season for trucking kicked off on Monday morning when multi-modal freight transportation provider J.B. Hunt...

What, Me Worry About Higher Interest Rates?
What, Me Worry About Higher Interest Rates?

April 14, 2017
What does last month's interest rate hike by the Fed mean to trucking? Evan Lockridge explores the question in his monthly HDT Econ Watch column.

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Ease as Consumer Prices Drop Slightly
Economic Watch: Retail Sales Ease as Consumer Prices Drop Slightly

April 14, 2017
Retail sales fell for the second straight month during March, according to the Commerce Department on Friday. Separate reports showed consumer prices...

Monthly Spot Truckload Freight Index Jumps 47%
Monthly Spot Truckload Freight Index Jumps 47%

April 13, 2017
A monthly gauge of the spot freight market moved sharply higher in March, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions, marking the...

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