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Truckload Linehual, Intermodal Rates Continue Increasing
Truckload Linehual, Intermodal Rates Continue Increasing

January 22, 2018
A measure of truckload linehaul rates has hit a new record high while a separate gauge of intermodal shipping rates showed it posted its 15th straight increase.

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Hits 6-Month Low, Housing Starts Fall
Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Hits 6-Month Low, Housing Starts Fall

January 19, 2018
Consumers are feeling less upbeat, due to uncertainty about economic conditions following the tax overhaul recently signed into law, according to a new...

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Profit More Than Triples
Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Profit More Than Triples

January 18, 2018
Trucking, intermodal and logistics services provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. kicked off the fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings season in...

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Posts Biggest Annual Gain in 7 Years
Economic Watch: Industrial Production Posts Biggest Annual Gain in 7 Years

January 17, 2018
A surge in industrial production for December exceeded expectations, but the strength was largely a function of a weather-related utilities spike. A...

Spot Rates Decline Slightly as Truckload Capacity Returns
Spot Rates Decline Slightly as Truckload Capacity Returns

January 16, 2018
National average spot truckload rates declined as the number of available trucks jumped 52% during the week ending Jan. 13, according to DAT Solutions and...

Economic Watch: Annual Retail Sales Best in 3 Years, Inflation Threat Eases
Economic Watch: Annual Retail Sales Best in 3 Years, Inflation Threat Eases

January 12, 2018
Retail sales ended 2017 on a high note, while price inflation at both the retail and wholesale levels are of so little threat to the economy, some analysts...

For-Hire Freight Index Hits Another Record High
For-Hire Freight Index Hits Another Record High

January 10, 2018
The amount of freight moved by the U.S. for-hire transportation industry hit a second consecutive all-time high in November, according to new Transportation...

Spot Truckload Rates Surge to Start New Year
Spot Truckload Rates Surge to Start New Year

January 10, 2018
Amid extreme weather and tight capacity, national average spot truckload rates saw double-digit increases during the week ending Jan. 6, according to DAT...

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Expected to Jump Less This Year
Diesel, Gasoline Prices Expected to Jump Less This Year

January 9, 2018
The outlook for national average on-highway diesel prices is for them to be higher this year and in 2019 than they were last year and in 2016, but they...

Economic Watch: Retail Imports Show 7% Annual Growth
Economic Watch: Retail Imports Show 7% Annual Growth

January 8, 2018
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports grew 7% during 2017 over 2016 as retail sales continued to increase and the industry wrapped up the...

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