Economy Watch

FedEx raised revenue, profit in its first quarter as owner of TNT Express, despite integration costs following acquisition.

Seasonal adjustments may account, in part, for an unusually strong gain in truck tonnage in "difficult-to-read" August.

Largest US truckload carrier sees increase in demand from contract customers, but rates still down 1 to 1.5 percent.

Trucking companies and freight shippers shouldn't expect a "rally" or "retreat" but a very slow rebound.

A new white paper commissioned by the Van Horne Institute and completed by JOC outlines how Canada can build on its success in creating inland ports.

IHS economist: the volume of containerized U.S. imports will grow at a slower pace than expected in 2016.

The U.S. economy created 255,000 jobs in July, a higher number than expected and although trucking employment has declined since 2015, it is still slightly above its pre-recession peak.
Does an uptick in trucking jobs indicate the trucking market is stabilizing?

The slight year-over-year drop in quarterly revenue was the first for ODFL since 2009.

Although international intermodal volume at Canadian National Railroad fell in the second quarter, its domestic intermodal business was up.
The railway, Canada’s largest, said that traffic figures took a hit from weakened demand, but business was also curbed by challenges at Port Metro Vancouver.

TransForce's package division increased sales 6 percent, but its trucking business struggled in the second quarter.