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Clothes, fuel and computers lead factory report

| January 07, 2010

Clothing was one of nine growing sectors that produced the fifth consecutive month of expansion for the nation’s manufacturing sector.

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.

Jobs in transition — in more ways than one

| December 09, 2009

As with the 2001 recession, there’s been much talk of a “jobless recovery.” It peaked with two reports in early November: Productivity increased 9.5 percent in the third quarter, while unemployment rose to 10.2 percent ...

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 ...

Truck Tonnage Index dips

Avery Vise | November 30, 2009

ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 0.2 percent in October.

Chalk it up as a decent quarter

| October 30, 2009

There was a mixed bag of trucking-related economic reports Friday, though the good seems to outweigh the bad. The American Truck Dealers, citing trade press reports, notes that third-quarter earnings reports from fleets show freight volumes ...

Landstar optimistic in spite of lower earnings

| October 15, 2009

Landstar System Inc., reported its share of lower revenue and income numbers in its third-quarter earnings statement, but the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier also sees a turnaround taking shape. The company earned $20 million from revenue ...

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