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U.S. 2010 construction machinery exports gain 28 percent to top $16.4 billion

The market for exports of U.S.-made construction machinery closed out 2010 with a gain of more than 28 percent compared to the previous year, for a total of $16.4 billion dollars’ worth ...

Diesel prices rise 2.1 cents to $3.534

Diesel prices rose for the 11th straight week during the week ended Monday, Feb. 14, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration. The national average price of on-highway diesel ...

Intermodal Market Share Dipped Slightly in Q4, FTR Reports

FTR Associates Intermodal Update, issued on February 7, reports that intermodal market share declined by 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.  The decline comes after steady increases for the previous ...

Trucks carry the most freight in almost all states, BTS reports

Trucking is the predominant mode used by businesses to ship freight in almost all states, according to “State Summaries: 2007 Commodity Flow Survey” from the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. BTS, ...

Diesel prices edge slightly higher to $3.438

Diesel prices rose for the ninth straight week during the week ended Monday, Jan. 31, but the pace slowed as the national average retail price added only eight-tenths of a cent to ...

Preliminary Net Order Activity Reported Shows Continued Strength

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM’s at 27,009 units, a modest 1 percent increase over the strong December ...

Manufacturing surge continues in January

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 18th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management's monthly survey of U.S. supply executives. The PMI -- ISM's composite ...

FTR Shippers Condition Index Remains in Neutral Territory

FTR Associates Shippers Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the January issue of the Shippers Update was hovering near the neutral reading of zero at the end of 2010, reflecting the continuing ...

Diesel prices nearly flat for the week

The national average retail price of diesel edged higher by a mere two-tenths of a cent to $3.333 during the week ended Monday, Jan. 10, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's ...

Year-End Surge Reported in Latest Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), a real-time measure of the flow of goods to U.S. factories, retailers and consumers, surged 2.4 percent in December and pushed the PCI above its ...

Forecasting, Overcapacity Lead Transportation Industry Concerns for 2011; 195

Forecasting concerns and overall economic uncertainty are tempering the recovery optimism of transportation executives across the supply chain, reports The Journal of Commerce in its Annual Review and Outlook, a comprehensive examination ...

Diesel prices rise 3.7 cents to $3.331

The National average retail price of diesel rose 3.7 cents to $3.331 during the week ended Monday, Jan. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration. The average price ...

October NAFTA trade up 14.9% from last year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 14.9 percent higher in October 2010 than in October 2009, reaching $70.6 ...

Diesel prices jump 4.6 cents to $3.294

Diesel prices continued their steady rise as the national average retail price rose 4.6 cents to $3.294 during the week ended Monday, Dec. 27, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy ...
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