PMI

Growth indices up in April

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded for the 33rd month, and the overall economy grew for the 35th consecutive month.

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Factory freight finishing strong

Owner-operators with hauls tied closely to factory output should see good demand through year-end, based on today’s report from the Institute for Supply Management.

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Wood production leads September growth

Manufacturing activity, and the economy in general, kept growing in September, though some related measurements tempered that good news. Wood Products was the leading manufacturing category reporting growth. The monthly analysis comes from the Institute for Supply Management, which also notes slower supplier deliveries and a contraction of new orders last month. The Purchasing Managers Index “registered 51.6 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point from August, indicating expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 26th consecutive ...

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Manufacturing expansion passes two years

Factory activity expanded for the 25th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 27th consecutive month.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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Economic growth slows in May

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 22nd consecutive month.

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These 14 sectors were hopping in May

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

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Manufacturing activity grows for 21st straight month

Manufacturing sector economic activity expanded in April, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

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Transport equipment a big part of factory growth

In ISM indices that measure growth in manufacturing and manufacturing employment, “transportation equipment” was the third fastest growing segment in February.

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Factory growth picks up from September

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 during October, says ISM, while 14 showed expansion. October was the 15th consecutive month for manufacturing to expand, and the overall economy grew for the 18th consecutive month, ISM reports. And last month’s growth measured 56.9 percent on ISM’s scale, up 2.5 ...

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