Economy

Driver’s “beans-and-rice budget” needed in D.C.

| September 30, 2011

Someone who’s experienced his own financial crisis during this period is hot-shot hauler Frank Hagwood.

Manufacturing expansion passes two years

| September 01, 2011

Factory activity expanded for the 25th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 27th consecutive month.

The harsh realities of excessive debt

| August 10, 2011

Congress has muddled through the debt-ceiling crisis, but it's obvious the problem is not solved. Not only has the nation's debt rating been lowered, but massive deficit spending remains the norm in Washington, D.C. We're ...

Landstar sees “continued strength in revenue per load”

| July 22, 2011

If this week’s earnings report from Landstar Systems is any indication, the rest of the year looks good for owner-operators. “I would characterize the overall second quarter freight environment as a little choppy, but moving in ...

Reports good for factory freight

| July 02, 2011

You might have heard that the stock market just logged its best weekly gain in two years. One major reason was good manufacturing news.

These 14 sectors were hopping in May

| June 01, 2011

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

A possible windfall for independents

| May 25, 2011

If you’re independent, there could be some real opportunities if your bigger competitors don’t have the capacity – the trucks and drivers – to handle what could be a big influx of freight.

Transport equipment a big part of factory growth

| March 02, 2011

In ISM indices that measure growth in manufacturing and manufacturing employment, “transportation equipment” was the third fastest growing segment in February.

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