Economy

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, ...

So you want a good deal on a low-mileage truck…

| October 20, 2010

Sales of trucks, like everything else, slumped badly during the recession. Now there’s a shortage of used trucks in the sweet spot of four to five model years old, and it’s not going away anytime ...

Learning from a crash course

| October 14, 2010

Such opportunities will increase as the economy struggles to get on its feet, and trucking already is ahead of the curve. It’s easy in the flush of good times to forget lessons so clearly illustrated ...

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