economic indicators

Monthly tonnage index up 3.2% year over year

| September 25, 2012

ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shrunk 0.9 percent in August but is still up

Equipment leasing confidence up in September

| September 24, 2012

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry is 53.0, up from the August index of 50.2, reflecting increased optimism.

Freight index up 8.4 percent

| September 12, 2012

The index outpaced August 2011 volume by 8.4 percent, the sixth time in 2012 that volume has exceeded prior-year levels.

New orders accelerate in May, production slows

| June 04, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 34th consecutive month.

Growth indices up in April

| May 01, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded for the 33rd month, and the overall economy grew for the 35th consecutive month.

Pulse of Commerce Index rises 0.3 percent in March

| April 11, 2012

The monthly report, based on trucking data, serves as an indicator of the current state and possible future of the economy.

Dollars and Sense: Expect more pain before any gain

By Kevin Rutherford | September 09, 2009

I predict some pickup in freight and rates in this fourth quarter, but the real upward climb will not begin until the second quarter of 2010.

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