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Outlook for Freight Activity Seen as Improved
Outlook for Freight Activity Seen as Improved

January 19, 2017
Three measures of freight activity and spending were mixed, according to new figures, but the outlook for their performances has improved, according to Cass...

NAFTA Freight Value Up for Only Second Time in Nearly 2 Years
NAFTA Freight Value Up for Only Second Time in Nearly 2 Years

January 19, 2017
Newly released figures show the value of cross-border freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors directly to the north and south increased in November...

J.B. Hunt Reports Higher Earnings, Revenue
J.B. Hunt Reports Higher Earnings, Revenue

January 19, 2017
J.B. Hunt Thursday reported higher profits for the final quarter of 2016 and for all of last year, driven by growth in its brokerage and dedicated segments.

Spot Market Freight Rates Retreat as Truck Capacity Jumps
Spot Market Freight Rates Retreat as Truck Capacity Jumps

January 18, 2017
While truckload volumes increased 18% on the spot freight market a 34% hike in available truck capacity sent both rates and load-to-truck ratios lower for...

Economic Watch: Retail Spending Helps Support Growth
Economic Watch: Retail Spending Helps Support Growth

January 13, 2017
Retail sales in the U.S. finished 2016 on a somewhat positive note, posting the fourth straight monthly gain, according to a new Commerce Department numbers...

For-Hire Freight Volume Rises to Second Highest Level in 2 Years
For-Hire Freight Volume Rises to Second Highest Level in 2 Years

January 11, 2017
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation sector rose 0.5% in November from the month before, according to new Transportation...

Spot Truckload Freight Market Sees Weekly, Monthly Gains
Spot Truckload Freight Market Sees Weekly, Monthly Gains

January 11, 2017
Unseasonably high freight volumes combined with higher fuel prices and rough winter weather pushed spot truckload rates upward to start 2017, according to...

Economic Watch: Trucking Continues to Help Employers Add Jobs
Economic Watch: Trucking Continues to Help Employers Add Jobs

January 6, 2017
The for-hire trucking industry was partly to thank for the 156,000 non-farm jobs additions in the U.S. during December, according to new Labor Department...

Cross-Border Truck Freight Value Falls Again
Cross-Border Truck Freight Value Falls Again

January 5, 2017
Trucking and two other freight transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and...

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Jump, Capacity Tightens at Year’s End
Spot Truckload Freight Rates Jump, Capacity Tightens at Year’s End

January 5, 2017
Strong load-to-truck ratios during the final week of 2016 led to some of the highest spot truckload rates of the year, according to DAT Solutions and its...

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