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Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT

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Like competitor Swift Transportation, Werner is reducing its fleet capacity.
22 Jul 2016
The fifth-largest U.S. truckload carrier is cutting some shippers loose as they seek deep rate cuts in a soft market.
High inventories continue to drag on demand for trucking and transportation services.
19 Jul 2016
Tonnage drops in June despite other improving indicators for trucking.
Indian exports, such as this handcrafted jute weaving, are rebounding after a slide that lasted more than year.
18 Jul 2016
Indian exports are rebounding from a slide that lasted more than year.
15 Jul 2016
Economic indicator shows no sign of inventory destocking in May.
It is difficult to project how the U.S. container trade will develop this year because of difficult comparisons to 2015 rooted in the West Coast labor dispute at that time.
12 Jul 2016
U.S. containerized imports should slightly rise over the second half of 2016.
12 Jul 2016
Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.
06 Jul 2016
Californian merchandise exporters struggled in May.
04 Jul 2016
With next month’s summer Olympics a disaster long before the torch is lit, and with political and economic upheaval swirling, South America’s biggest economy is in the midst of one of its deepest recessions.
29 Jun 2016
The state of U.S. freight growth in 2016 and perhaps next year hangs on inventories.
29 Jun 2016
U.S. containerized poultry exports are set for a recovery after a miserable 2015.
29 Jun 2016
The impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is expected to be muted.