trucking economy

Shippers Index unchanged

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for June basically was unchanged from the previous month and remains in near-neutral territory.

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Trucking Conditions Index continues downward trend

FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index for June continued its downward trend, declining a half point from May to a reading of 4.5.

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Record-low bankruptcies shows signs of stability

Trucking fleet bankruptcy report shows some semblance of stability for trucking companies.

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Trucking adds 3,100 jobs in July

For-hire trucking companies added 3,100 payroll jobs in July as the overall U.S. economy added a net of 163,000 nonfarm jobs.

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FTR: Class 8 orders weak in July

FTR Associates on Thursday, Aug. 2, released preliminary data showing July Class 8 truck net orders at 12,568 units, the lowest month for orders since August 2010.

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Manufacturing index contracts in July

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in July for the second time since July 2009.

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Economic outlook: Slow growth, weak employment

Economist William Strauss told CCJ Symposium attendees that the economy's growth is being constricted in a few key areas.

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Pulse of Commerce Index rises 0.3 percent in March

The monthly report, based on trucking data, serves as an indicator of the current state and possible future of the economy.

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