trucking economic indicators

Trucking employment continues to gain

The December employment report released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows trucking added 4,200 jobs.

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Indicators: Shipper conditions improve, tonnage rebounds

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index improved in October from September, but the research firm forecasts that conditions at the end of 2012 and into 2013 will worsen.

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Indicators: Trucking sees employment gains

The number of payroll jobs at for-hire trucking companies rose in November, as did the number of trailer orders.

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Indicators: Surface trade, truck orders, others improve

The week's highlights in potential economic indicators all show positive growth for both the trucking economy and the U.S. economy as a whole.

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Indicators: Tonnage index up, orders down

Three indicators of the trucking economy's current state and potential future trends show slightly mixed readings this week.

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Freight index lowest since Nov. 2011

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.6 percent in August from July, declining after a one-month rise.

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Trucking adds 700 jobs in September

For-hire trucking companies added 700 payroll jobs in September on a seasonally adjusted basis as the overall U.S. economy added 114,000 nonfarm jobs.

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Manufacturing expands for first time in four months

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction.

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Monthly tonnage index up 3.2% year over year

ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shrunk 0.9 percent in August but is still up

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Equipment leasing confidence up in September

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry is 53.0, up from the August index of 50.2, reflecting increased optimism.

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