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Economic Watch: September Manufacturing, Leading Indicators Improve
Economic Watch: September Manufacturing, Leading Indicators Improve

September 22, 2017
A first-look at how the manufacturing economy is performing this month shows conditions have improved to a two-month high, while a separate report indicates...

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Growing Stronger
Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Growing Stronger

September 21, 2017
Newly released figures show the market for truckload freight shipments is improving and the intermodal sector has completed nearly a year of increasing...

Spot Truckload Rates Hit 2-Year Highs, Hurricane Effects Continue
Spot Truckload Rates Hit 2-Year Highs, Hurricane Effects Continue

September 21, 2017
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone but their effects on supply chains continue, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions,...

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Slow, New Construction Uneven
Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Slow, New Construction Uneven

September 20, 2017
Existing-home sales stumbled in August for the fourth time in five months as strained supply levels continue to subdue overall activity. And housing starts...

Earnings Watch: FedEx Profit Falls Due to Cyberattack, Hurricane Harvey
Earnings Watch: FedEx Profit Falls Due to Cyberattack, Hurricane Harvey

September 19, 2017
FedEx earnings during its fiscal 2018 first quarter fell 17% from a year ago as a result of a cyberattack and Hurricane Harvey, despite a slight improvement...

Economic Watch: New Figures Showing Storm Damage
Economic Watch: New Figures Showing Storm Damage

September 15, 2017
Retail sales in the U.S. reversed course in August along with industrial production, both taking a hit due to due to recent storms, as price inflation...

Spot Truckload Rates Jump in Wake of Hurricanes
Spot Truckload Rates Jump in Wake of Hurricanes

September 15, 2017
The number of loads on the spot truckload freight market fell 3% during the week ending Sept. 9, which included the Labor Day holiday and supply chain...

The Amazon Effect on Freight Transportation Discussed at FTR Conference
The Amazon Effect on Freight Transportation Discussed at FTR Conference

September 14, 2017
Talk about how the company Amazon is changing the future of freight transportation kicked off the final day of the FTR Transportation Conference in...

Fleets Talk ELDs, Specs, Self-Driving Trucks on FTR Equipment Panel
Fleets Talk ELDs, Specs, Self-Driving Trucks on FTR Equipment Panel

September 13, 2017
How fleets think about equipment, electronic logging devices and even the future of autonomous vehicles were in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon at the...

Trucking Helps Push For-Hire Freight Movements to New High
Trucking Helps Push For-Hire Freight Movements to New High

September 13, 2017
The level of for-hire freight shipments in the U.S during July hit another record high, according to new Transportation Department figures, eclipsing two...

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