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Economic Watch: Manufacturing Remains Soft; Homes, LEI Slip
Economic Watch: Manufacturing Remains Soft; Homes, LEI Slip

September 23, 2016
A preliminary report released Friday shows growth in the nation’s manufacturing sector is easing this month amid the slowest expansion of new orders so far...

NAFTA Trucking Freight Falls; 19th Straight Overall Monthly Drop
NAFTA Trucking Freight Falls; 19th Straight Overall Monthly Drop

September 22, 2016
Trucking and all other transportation modes except rail carried less cross-border freight by value in July compared to a year earlier, according to new U.S....

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Dip; Hanjin Bankruptcy Could Push Them Higher
Spot Van, Reefer Rates Dip; Hanjin Bankruptcy Could Push Them Higher

September 21, 2016
The number of loads on the DAT network of load boards gained 20% during the week ending Sept. 17 compared to the week before and the number of trucks added...

Latest Freight Shipment, Spending Levels Show Economic Uncertainty
Latest Freight Shipment, Spending Levels Show Economic Uncertainty

September 21, 2016
Freight shipments across all U.S. domestic modes continued improving in August but remain weak, according to the latest Cass Freight Index, while freight...

Earnings Watch: FedEx Quarterly Profit Totals $715 Million
Earnings Watch: FedEx Quarterly Profit Totals $715 Million

September 20, 2016
Earnings for trucking and package delivery company FedEx Corp. moved up modestly to $715 million, or $2.65 per share, in its fiscal quarter ending Aug 31...

Another Carrier Lowers Expectations, Three LTLs Hiking Rates
Another Carrier Lowers Expectations, Three LTLs Hiking Rates

September 20, 2016
Forward Air Corp. has become the latest trucking operation to lower expectations ahead of releasing its next earnings report.

Economic Watch: Home Starts Slow, Overall Optimism Remains
Economic Watch: Home Starts Slow, Overall Optimism Remains

September 20, 2016
Nationwide housing starts fell 5.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million units in August, according to newly released data from the Commerce...

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Tumbling
Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Tumbling

September 19, 2016
Measures of both truckload and intermodal rates posted another rounds of declines, according to new figures released by freight payment processor Cass...

FTR: Future Transportation Will Require a Whole New Playbook
FTR: Future Transportation Will Require a Whole New Playbook

September 16, 2016
Changes on the way for trucking could be as sweeping as the deregulation of the early 1980s or the invention of the Interstate Highway System, according to...

For-Hire Freight Movements Hit New Record High Level
For-Hire Freight Movements Hit New Record High Level

September 15, 2016
New U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of for-hire freight rose 1.6% in July from June, the fourth consecutive monthly gain and a new...

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