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Monday Morning Coffee: The Second Quarter Will See a Stronger Rebound

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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AKE’S TAKE: Boxers, Briefs, and Flatbed Trailers

How are men’s underwear sales similar to the flatbed trailer market? In the 1970s, former Fed chairman Allan Greenspan developed the “Men’s Underwear Index” as an economic indicator. The theory is that increases in men’s underwear sales signal an economic recovery. The logic is that men will

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Monday Morning Coffee: The Economy Will Rebound After a Weak First Quarter

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Monday Morning Coffee: The Economy Will Bounce Back

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Trans4Cast: The large truckload carriers are still showing strong results

After each quarter we review the numbers that the large publicly-traded truckload carriers report in their mandatory quarterly SEC reports. We have an archive of their data going back into the 1990’s that allows us to get a glimpse as to how a certain aspect of the market is performing

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Monday Morning Coffee: Economy Doing Better Following a Weak First Quarter

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Monday Morning Coffee: Economic Review

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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Monday Morning Coffee: Economic Data Mixed but Generally Positive

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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AKE’S TAKE: The Truck Market Says a Recession is Coming Soon

Right into the Danger Zone Highway to the Danger Zone Right into the Danger Zone                            – Kenny Loggins Economic recessions are incredibly hard to predict. The next one, even more so, because the Great Recession was so impactful that some economic indicators and industry cycles have yet to return to a

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Monday Morning Coffee: Economic Review for Week of March 14

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the

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