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Durable Goods Orders Ended the Second Quarter on a Strong Note

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China’s trade surplus with the United States swelled to a record in June

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All the Major Inflation Reports will be in the Spotlight

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Ake’s Take: Bottleneck In The Supply Chain Is An Economic Threat

The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI for Manufacturing (Purchasing Managers Index) jumped to 60.2 in June, up from 58.7 in May and rising for the second straight month.  Considering that anything over 50 represents growth, the 60.2 is a robust reading which means everything must be wonderful in the manufacturing sector, right? Well

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It will be difficult to derail the U.S. economy

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If Tariffs at 20-25% Begin Around the Globe, Global Recession will Follow

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Trade Wars Will Have a Negative Impact

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Shortage of truck drivers are starting to affect operations

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Service, rates on shippers’ minds at NARS

The state of rail service and the ability to get rate relief were top of mind for rail shippers at last month’s North American Rail Shippers Association meeting in Chicago.   Many of the shippers at the annual event were eager to discuss the state of their rail service

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Ake’s Take: A Very Simple Freight Analysis

Trucking conditions are in wonderful shape. Fleets can’t keep up with demand, and freight rates are high. Sales of new trucks and trailers are expected to approach record levels this year. The need for additional truck drivers is huge, and fleets and many owner-operators are making lots of money

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