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Paper products leading factory growth

| June 02, 2010

The latest news from manufacturers, reporting a strong May, backs up reports that freight is growing. Manufacturing expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 13th consecutive month, according ...

‘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 ...

You gotta know when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em

| April 13, 2010

Anyone who’s been to an intermodal port or seen the container ships that serve them knows there is no shortage of big colored boxes being stacked like giant Lego walls. They’re also shuffled all over ...

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 ...

Spot freight index up 215% in February

| March 16, 2010

Freight availability on the North American spot market in February more than tripled from a year earlier, based on the TransCore Freight Index. February’s increase of 215 percent marked the fifth consecutive month of improvement on ...

Survey: Intermodal transport gains

| February 10, 2010

Intermodal transport gained market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2009, reaching a new high in the process, an analysis by FTR Associates shows. Intermodal’s share of U.S. long-haul (550-plus miles) movements of international ...

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.

South Pole ice roads redux

| January 11, 2010

More pictures from South African Antarctic research expedition -- now that's extreme intermodal.

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