US Economy News

US Economy News

News & Analysis

16 Sep 2014
Given the slightly stronger-than-expected first half, and that economic conditions in the U.S. are improving, JOC Group Economist Mario Moreno is upgrading the 2014 imports projection to 6.7 percent annual growth, up from the March projection of 5.9 percent.
warehouse
12 Sep 2014
U.S. inventory and sales data released by the Commerce Department this week point to increased need to restock already lean inventories heading into the fourth quarter.
08 Sep 2014
Trucking’s hiring plans stalled in August, as for-hire motor carriers with payroll numbers tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lost approximately 800 employees.
14 Jul 2014
A stronger U.S. industrial economy and surging imports are helping trucking companies hire more workers, despite continued reports of a driver shortage.
Translucent varieties of DuPont’s Corian® solid surface material.
13 Jul 2014
The top 10 companies among JOC’s Top 100 exporters were responsible for exporting 1,454,700 TEUs in 2013.
Stacks of money
26 Jun 2014
A West Coast port strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union would have a multibillion-dollar impact on a still-shaky U.S. economy, according to a study commissioned by retailers and manufacturers.
LTL shipment at warehouse
24 Jun 2014
Freight is flowing more quickly through LTL terminals nationwide — a sign, carriers hope, of a steadier economic recovery.
04 Jun 2014
Available truck capacity will increase this year for the first time since 2007, though not by much, ACT Research predicts
20 May 2014
U.S. shippers haven’t been this optimistic about volume growth in the coming 12 months since The Hurt Locker won the Academy Award for Best Picture and an Icelandic volcano disrupted flights to and from Europe.
National Industrial Transportation League President and CEO Bruce Carlton
19 May 2014
For the first time since the 2008-09 Great Recession, shippers have a “small smile on their faces” when it comes to the economy, National Industrial Transportation League President and CEO Bruce Carlton said. Their increasing optimism in the economy, however, doesn’t quell their concerns over a myriad of other issues, from tightening capacity to infrastructure investment. Carlton recently spoke with JOC senior editors William B. Cassidy and Mark Szakonyi about the expectations NITL members have for the coming months.