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Emily Ricks Monday, February 17, 2020

This Week’s Forecast February 17-21, 2020

Manufacturing outlook: The coming week will give some insights into the outlook for manufacturing activity in the Northeast region via the Empire State Manufacturing Index. The overall segment remains depressed and sustained rise is not expected through the first quarter. Construction outlook: There will be updates for housing and construction from housing starts, building permits, […]

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FreightWaves Staff Monday, February 3, 2020

This Week’s Forecast February 3-7 2020

Tender rejections: Looking into the week, we expect the capacity to continue to loosen as volumes remain at midwinter levels. Occasional surges in demand are not unheard of in February, but they are unlikely to have much impact on capacity. Carriers who operate in California and around the ports need to start thinking about the […]

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FreightWaves Staff Monday, January 27, 2020

This Week’s Forecast January 27-31, 2020

Diesel fuel price outlook The rack-to-retail spread has widened to more than $1.10/gallon, creating an unearned windfall for trucking carriers. Diesel markets have been sliding in part on an overall decline in oil since the start of the year, but retail is slow to follow. Diesel itself has fallen farther than crude, primarily on fears […]

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