Spring Starts Slowly

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Business Inventories. . While we are on the Commerce Department reports, let’s take a look at inventories, a key part of the GDP. The high levels of inventories held at the retail and wholesale levels are restraining the freight markets. . Retail Sales . .

Economic challenges continue springtime

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Inventories fell 1.5 Durable goods inventories remained almost the same as stocks remain even with slow demand. . It’s no wonder that the freight recession continues with tepid demand for goods from manufacturing and retailers. Manufacturing is steady.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

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Category winners were autos as dealers discounted heavily to clear their inventories. It should be noted that freight volume and load-to-truck ratios started out higher than normal for this time of year and it’s usual for load counts to decline. . Whenever a large infrastructure bill is passed and the time comes to shovel the dirt, history has shown us that people would prefer to be home and report to a job site as opposed to going out on the road to deliver freight.