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25 Jan 2016
Despite unexpected volatility in the first few weeks of 2016, Cushman & Wakefield anticipates one more year of strong absorption of industrial real estate space before demand in the warehouse and distribution sector slows down.
21 Jan 2016
J.B. Hunt Transport Services beat both Wall Street and Main Street in the fourth quarter, winning more business and hauling more freight when overall U.S. shipment volumes were dropping.
19 Jan 2016
Speakers, attendees at the SMC3 JumpStart 2016 conference report inventory levels high enough to slow GDP growth, depress freight demand.
15 Jan 2016
Freight demand is likely to stay even lower than usual in early 2016, thanks to retail inventories that climbed higher in November and a drop in December retail sales, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
13 Jan 2016
Shipper spending on surface transportation fell 2.7 percent in December from November and was down 5.2 percent year-over-year, according to the Cass Freight Index.
13 Jan 2016
Stubbornly high inventories helped pushed freight volumes down in December, according to the Cass Freight Index, and could become more costly for shippers in 2016.
31 Dec 2015
Despite growing at the slowest pace in four years, U.S. containerized imports of tableware and household goods reached an all-time high in 2015, riding on the back of increasing disposable income and an ongoing recovery in the home sales market.
17 Dec 2015
Stubbornly high inventories of retail goods, coupled with drop and hook distribution strategies, is seen as driving demand for dry van and refrigerated trailers, despite a drop in Class 8 tractor demand.
07 Dec 2015
The U.S. will be importing heaps more of holiday cheer this year — 14 percent more plastic Christmas trees and decoration than in 2014, a sign of U.S. consumers’ building appetite for non-essential goods, JOC Senior Economist Mario O. Moreno said.
05 Dec 2015
U.S. trucking companies added 2,300 workers in November, after watching payroll drop from an eight-year high in September and October. The uptick may indicate stronger holiday freight demand, but trucking's hiring rate has slowed since 2014.