Economy

Hot trucking sectors draw attention

| February 24, 2011

Two big parts of the trucking industry are bouncing back very strong and getting the attention of financial media outside of trucking.

Reports confirm strong freight demand

| February 01, 2011

Three positive reports came in today about the state of trucking (or the economy) at the end of last year. These agree with recent earnings statements from publicly traded truckload carriers, most of which made ...

Housing still lags rest of the economy

| January 21, 2011

The Census Bureau reported this week that new housing starts declined in December by 4.3 percent, notes the weekly economic recap from the American Trucking Associations. 2010 was the second worst year on record for ...

Trucking resumes growth as 2010 fades

| January 12, 2011

Freight improved in November and then surged in December – enough to offset the decline in August through October.

Electronics makers cranking out freight

| December 01, 2010

ISM says production of computers and other electronics led the way for manufacturing, which continued its rebound in November.

Freight 6.1 percent ahead of 2009

| November 22, 2010

Year-to-date through October, seasonally adjusted tonnage is up 6.1 percent compared with the same period in 2009.

Factory growth picks up from September

| November 03, 2010

Cars, computers and exports are leading some of the most recent manufacturing growth, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management. Only two areas (Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products) shrunk ...

N.Y. reps push to reopen cross-border trucking

Jill Dunn | October 24, 2010

Nine New York congressional representatives have asked President Obama to resolve the trade dispute with Mexico after it imposed new tariffs on apple exports to Mexico. Democrat Reps. Michael Arcuri, Scott Murphy, Maurice Hinchey, Bill Owens, ...

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