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Economic Growth: GDP Not as Weak as First Estimated; Factory Activity Slows
Economic Growth: GDP Not as Weak as First Estimated; Factory Activity Slows

May 26, 2017
Growth in the U.S. economy during the first quarter didn’t slow as much as first estimated, according to government numbers released Friday, while separate...

Spot Van, Flatbed Freight Rates Rebound Slightly
Spot Van, Flatbed Freight Rates Rebound Slightly

May 24, 2017
National average spot truckload rates for van and flatbed freight rose during the week ending May 20 while the refrigerated freight rate remained at its...

Economic Watch: Existing and New Home Sales Slow
Economic Watch: Existing and New Home Sales Slow

May 24, 2017
Sales of both existing and new homes fell in April, according to two separate reports, as the nation’s home supply continues tightening.

Economic Watch: May Manufacturing Activity Eases, Says Preliminary Report
Economic Watch: May Manufacturing Activity Eases, Says Preliminary Report

May 23, 2017
A surge seen early this year in the nation’s manufacturing sector continued to lose steam this month, hitting an eight-month low.

Cross Border Freight Value Jumps Nearly 11%
Cross Border Freight Value Jumps Nearly 11%

May 23, 2017
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbor countries has spiked as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo in...

Spot Reefer Rates Hit 4-Month High as Vans, Flatbeds Slip
Spot Reefer Rates Hit 4-Month High as Vans, Flatbeds Slip

May 17, 2017
The national average spot rate for refrigerated truckload freight gained 2 cents for the week ending May 13 for $1.99 per mile, the highest weekly average...

Economic Watch: Industrial Production, E-Commerce Jump; Home Starts Drop
Economic Watch: Industrial Production, E-Commerce Jump; Home Starts Drop

May 16, 2017
Industrial production in the U.S. rose in April more than expected and by the fastest rate in more than three years, according to a new report issued...

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Bounce Back along with Inflation Pressures
Economic Watch: Retail Sales Bounce Back along with Inflation Pressures

May 12, 2017
Retail sales in the U.S. bounced back in April after falling the month before as two readings of inflation also rebounded, all raising the prospect that the...

Analysis: Look Deeper Into GDP Numbers for Better Trucking Insight
Analysis: Look Deeper Into GDP Numbers  for Better Trucking Insight

May 11, 2017
GDP doesn't always tell the whole story of trucking's economic climate. That's why MacKay & Company developed its proprietary measure, Truckable Economic...

Spot Freight Rates Higher Than Expected as Truckload Volume Dips
Spot Freight Rates Higher Than Expected as Truckload Volume Dips

May 11, 2017
A gauge of the spot truckload freight market fell slightly last month but remained above levels from the same time the previous two years.

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