Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Report: Overall consumer spending tepid in July

Report: Overall consumer spending tepid in July

NEW YORK — American shoppers dug in their heels in July, bad news for the stalling economy and worse for struggling retailers.

July Class 8 sales approach 10,000, new high for 2010

July Class 8 sales approach 10,000, new high for 2010

Heavy-duty truck sales in July posted the best total of the year, improving 7.8 percent from June and a healthy 27.8 percent from the year before.

Trucking-based indicator points to continuing recovery

Trucking-based indicator points to continuing recovery

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — All signs continue to point to an economy in recovery, says the latest release of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index. The July PCI climbed 1.7 percent after dropping 1.9 percent in June.

Port Tracker report calls for 15 percent annual volume increase and a new peak month

Port Tracker report calls for 15 percent annual volume increase and a new peak month

The latest Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates projects 2010 volume to hit 14.5 million containers for a 15 percent annual increase.

DOT freight index ticks upward in June

DOT freight index ticks upward in June

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.2 percent in June from its May level, rising after one monthly decline, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Wednesday.

Trucker profits point to continued CV sector rebound

Trucker profits point to continued CV sector rebound

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second calendar quarter is expected to fuel continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers, according to the market analysts at ACT Research Co. (ACT).

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