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Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Job Growth Best Since January

Two days before a government report on unemployment is set to be released, a report from a payroll processor shows 201,000 non-farm, private jobs were added...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129778/economic-watch-job-growth-best-since-january
Categories: Fleet Management
Latest Economic Numbers Disappointing

Retail sales and consumer confidence have taken a downturn, but the reasons for it aren’t clear, while producer prices fell and business inventories have...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111033/latest-economic-numbers-are-disappointing
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Service Sector Continues Expanding

Two reports released Monday show the nation’s service sector continues increasing, albeit at different rates.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128840/economic-watch-service-sector-continues-expanding
Categories: Fleet Management
Spot Truckload Rates, Demand for Trucks Remain High

The number of posted loads gained 2.5% while truck posts dipped 1.2% on the spot truckload market during the week ending June 24, according to DAT Solutions...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141072/spot-truckload-rates-demand-for-trucks-remain-high
Categories: Fleet Management
Roadrunner Transportation Profit Inches Higher

Trucking and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems reported record revenue and operating income for the third quarter.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126225/roadrunner-transportation-profit-inches-higher
Categories: Fleet Management
Trucking Posts Smallest Drop in Cross Border Freight Movements

Trucking posted the smallest decrease of the five major transportation modes when it came to the amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134351/trucking-posts-smallest-drop-in-cross-border-freight-movements
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Retail Sales Rebound, Consumer Sentiment Upbeat

Retail sales in the U.S. rebounded in October due to broad-based gains, as consumers get ready to head into the Christmas shopping season, according to a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126473/economic-watch-retail-sales-rebound-consumer-sentiment-upbeat
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel
Diesel, Gasoline Prices Expected to Jump Less This Year

The outlook for national average on-highway diesel prices is for them to be higher this year and in 2019 than they were last year and in 2016, but they...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143755/diesel-gasoline-prices-expected-to-jump-less-in-2018
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: New Home Sales Fall During July

New home sales in the U.S. declined in July, according to the Commerce Department, falling for the second month in a row and hitting a four-month low.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119906/economic-watch-new-home-sales-ease-during-july
Categories: Fleet Management
Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Stuck

Freight rates on the spot market continue in their holding pattern, moving up little from one week to the next, according to the freight-matching service...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131705/spot-market-freight-rates-remain-stuck
Categories: Fleet Management
Earnings Watch: FedEx Quarterly Profit Totals $715 Million

Earnings for trucking and package delivery company FedEx Corp. moved up modestly to $715 million, or $2.65 per share, in its fiscal quarter ending Aug 31...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/136878/earnings-watch-fedex-quarterly-profit-totals-715-million
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Weaker Numbers for Manufacturing, Housing

A measure of industrial production in the U.S. moved higher despite an easing in manufacturing, while the housing market also gave up some recent gains,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140031/economic-watch-weaker-numbers-for-manufacturing-housing
Categories: Fleet Management
Rates for Vans, Reefers Gain Momentum on Spot Freight Market

The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the biggest increase on its network of load boards was in the van segment.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128437/rates-for-vans-reefers-gain-momentum-on-spot-freight-market
Categories: Fleet Management

UPDATED -- Numbers released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department show 288,000 jobs were added, the most since January 2012, with the unemployment rate...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117930/economic-watch-unemployment-hits-lowest-level-in-more-than-five-years
Categories: Fleet Management
Spot Freight Market Could Be Looking Up

If you’ve given up on the truckload spot freight market or have been using it less because of the past year’s depressed rates, it might be time to give it a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156869/spot-freight-market-could-be-looking-up
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

Phoenix-based truckload carrier Knight Transportation, has responded to USA Truck’s recent rejection of its purchase offer, saying it's disappointed and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114052/knight-disappointed-over-usa-truck-s-rejection
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Overall Conditions Improve, Manufacturing Eases

Third-quarter GDP numbers fuel talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in many years – despite a disappointing...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132561/economic-watch-overall-conditions-improve-manufacturing-eases
Categories: Fleet Management

While American’s are split on how President Obama is handling the economy, the latest numbers out show things are decidedly on the upswing, with increasing...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112888/economic-watch-latest-economic-numbers-hit-multi-year-highs
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Employment, Factory Activity, and a Possible Drag on GDP

The number of overall job additions in the U.S. slowed in December as the trucking industry shed some positions, while separate reports show a bit of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143707/economic-watch-employment-gains-moderate-factory-activity-remains-strong-gdp-concerns
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Gasoline
Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/141217/forecast-calls-for-continued-low-oil-fuel-prices
Categories: Fleet Management
For-Hire Freight Level Up 6.3% from Year Earlier

The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.4% in January from the month before, after it reached an all-time...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279278/for-hire-freight-level-up-6-3-from-year-earlier
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: GDP Growth Slows, Consumers Still Optimistic

Overall U.S. economic activity eased back on the gas considerably in the final quarter of last year while it expanded in 2015 at the same pace as the year...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133485/economic-watch-gdp-growth-slows-consumers-still-optimistic
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Service Sector Builds Momentum, Trade Deficit Up

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector increased in April, according to two reports released on Tuesday.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129310/economic-watch-service-sector-builds-momentum-trade-deficit-up
Categories: Fleet Management
Analysis: Could History Repeat Itself With Truck Capacity?

When you look back just four years ago to 2014, a lot of heavy-trucks were sold. Freight demand had suddenly increased, and everyone was trying to move more...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279699/analysis-could-history-repeat-itself-with-truck-capacity
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Home Construction Rises, Consumer Sentiment Hits Seven-Year High

Residential construction in the U.S. has rebounded but remains volatile, hitting an annual rate of just more than 1 million units for only the third time...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125969/economic-watch-home-construction-rises-consumer-sentiment-hits-seven-year-high
Categories: Fleet Management
Housing Market Greatly Improved

Conditions for the U.S. housing market look better than they have in years, according to two reports released late last week.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/130495/housing-market-greatly-improved
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Manufacturing Activity Contracts, Construction Booms

A closely watched gauge of activity within the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it not only declined for the fifth straight month, but also that activity...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132643/economic-watch-manufacturing-activity-contracts-construction-booms
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Equipment Spending Solid, New Homes Sales Brisk

New orders for long-lasting durable goods increased less than expected during March, according to a new Commerce Department report, but business investment...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140196/economic-watch-equipment-spending-solid-new-homes-sales-brisk
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Three Reports Show Underlying Strength

Two days before Christmas, the Commerce Department released three reports on the U.S. economy. When put together, they show a solid performance, though not...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132993/economic-watch-three-reports-show-underlying-strength
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Retail Sales Edge Higher in December

American consumers opened up their wallets a little bit more in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115873/economic-watch-retail-sales-edge-higher-in-december
Categories: Fleet Management
Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics Profit Sets 1st Quarter Record

Trucking and logistics provider XPO Logistics Inc. reported records for first quarter profit and revenue due to increasing e-commerce business.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/297581/earnings-watch-xpo-logistics-profit-sets-1st-quarter-record
Categories: Fleet Management
Spot Truckload Freight Rates Slip But Stay High

The availability of spot truckload freight dipped 1.8% while the number of trucks posted fell 2.4% during the week ending Oct. 28, according to DAT...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142857/spot-truckload-freight-rates-slip-but-stay-high
Categories: Fleet Management
Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Third Quarter Profit Slips

Profits for multi-modal freight transportation provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services fell a little more than 8% in the third quarter of the year despite...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142606/earnings-watch-j-b-hunt-third-quarter-profit-slips
Categories: Fleet Management
What Happens to Trucking When Interest Rates (Finally) Rise?

One day the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates – perhaps as early as this fall. But what will this mean for trucking?

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156374/what-happens-to-trucking-when-interest-rates-finally-rise
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Manufacturing at 40-Month High, Existing Home Sales Slip Again

A preliminary report about the U.S. manufacturing sector for this month showed business conditions continue improving, hitting a 40-month high, while a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/278827/economic-watch-manufacturing-at-40-month-high-existing-home-sales-slip-again
Categories: Fleet Management
Intermodal Rail Traffic Posts More Than 5 Percent Yearly Increase

Intermodal rail traffic moved by U.S. railroads posted a healthy gain for all of last year, according to new figures released by the Association of American...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127271/intermodal-rail-traffic-posts-more-than-5-percent-yearly-increase
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations, Vehicle Research
Earnings Watch: Paccar Doubles Quarterly, Annual Income

Truck and engine maker Paccar Inc. on Tuesday reported big gains in both profits and revenue for the final quarter of 2017 as well as for all of last year.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/278493/earnings-watch-paccar-doubles-quarterly-annual-income
Categories: Fleet Management
Spot Market Rates Continue Drifting Down

Spot market freight rates and activity remained stuck in a seasonal lull during the final week of January, according to the freight matching service...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127813/spot-market-rates-continue-drifting-down
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Positive Indicators Prompt Talk of Interest Rate Hike

U.S. private sector employers reported another month of strong job gains on Wednesday, two days ahead of a government report. With increases in consumer...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/136592/economic-watch-positive-indicators-prompt-talk-of-interest-rate-hike
Categories: Fleet Management

Economic growth in the U.S. non-manufacturing and factory sectors slowed in December, according to two separate reports released Tuesday, possible signs the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127299/economic-watch-non-manufacturing-factory-orders-shipments-slow
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: New Figures Showing Storm Damage

Retail sales in the U.S. reversed course in August along with industrial production, both taking a hit due to due to recent storms, as price inflation...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/142161/economic-watch-new-figures-showing-storm-damage
Categories: Fleet Management
Truckload Linehaul Rates Stabilize, Intermodal Rates Continue Strength

Truckload line haul rates may finally be ready to turn around for the better following recent declines while intermodal rates continue their recent...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140727/truckload-linehaul-rates-stabilize-intermodal-rates-continue-strength
Categories: Fleet Management
Earnings Watch: Navistar Reports Quarterly Profit of $55 Million

Navistar International Corp. on June 5 announced it turned around its financial picture in the second quarter of the year, with net income of $55 million...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/303670/earnings-watch-navistar-reports-quarterly-profit-of-55-million
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Industrial Production, E-Commerce Jump; Home Starts Drop

Industrial production in the U.S. rose in April more than expected and by the fastest rate in more than three years, according to a new report issued...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/140472/economic-watch-industrial-production-e-commerce-jump-home-starts-drop
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Manufacturing Rebounding, Overall Growth Moderate

The nation’s manufacturing is continuing to show signs of renewed life following a downturn, while separate reports show overall moderate economic growth...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135655/economic-watch-manufacturing-rebounding-overall-growth-moderate
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Annual Retail Sales Best in 3 Years, Inflation Threat Eases

Retail sales ended 2017 on a high note, while price inflation at both the retail and wholesale levels are of so little threat to the economy, some analysts...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143803/economic-watch-annual-retail-sales-best-in-3-years-inflation-threat-eases
Categories: Fleet Management
For-Hire Freight Level Hits Third Record High in Past Four Months

A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rebounded to another record high in October, according to new...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143430/for-hire-freight-level-hits-third-record-high-in-past-four-months
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Manufacturing Slows, Construction Spending Slips

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, but it was the slowest pace in six months, according to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127257/economic-watch-manufacturing-slows-construction-spending-slips
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Watch: Industrial Production Rises, Home Builder Confidence Down

UPDATED -- Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.1% in February from the month before, but is 3.5% higher than the same time a year ago.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/128479/economic-watch-industrial-production-rises-home-builder-confidence-down
Categories: Fleet Management
Spot Market Rates Increase Following Recent Lull

The increases happened despite a 19% drop in the total number of spot market loads available, due to an end-of-month push that coincided with Labor Day weekend.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125275/spot-market-rates-increase-following-recent-lull


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