Economy

‘Flatbed is particularly strong’ and other upbeat news

| May 03, 2010

Lots of good economic reports all around for trucking in the last few days. If you’re not with a carrier who’s keeping you busy, figure out why or look elsewhere. Morgan Stanley’s truckload freight research report “continues ...

Factories humming; inventories start growing

| April 01, 2010

Today’s report on manufacturing shows it expanded in March for the eighth consecutive month, says the Institute for Supply Management, which does a monthly survey of supply executives. The good news mirrors what many in the ...

Saying goodbye to Michigan’s Te-Khi and Tekon independent truckstops

| March 03, 2010

Soft freight and high fuel got you down? You're not alone. Though business for the nation's truckers has picked up since the extremely slow period we all saw last year, difficulties continue for many, and for ...

Is it recovery yet?

| February 05, 2010

It’s hard some weeks to stack up the economic reports and figure if things are getting better or worse. This week was no exception.

A confident public and stronger freight

| January 27, 2010

Two bits of news breaking Wednesday offered some encouragement that the economy, and trucking with it, will continue rebounding.

Index at year’s highest level

Deirdra Drinkard | December 30, 2009

The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November.

A creeping, sputtering recovery

| December 29, 2009

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

Manufacturing sustains its hot streak in November

| December 01, 2009

Manufacturing monitor ISM issued a good news, bad news report today, but the good outweighs the bad.    The sector expanded in November for the fourth consecutive month, says the Institute for Supply Management. The downside ...

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