Cass Freight Index

By Jeff Berman · June 20, 2016
An ongoing malaise within various freight transportation- and logistics-related subsectors shows no signs of changing, based on data in the May recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report.
By Jeff Berman · May 16, 2016
Numbers issued in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems appear to be in lockstep with signs and themes related to an economic slowdown in the United States.
By Jeff Berman · April 18, 2016
Freight transportation shipments and expenditures finished the first quarter in declining fashion, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2016
Freight shipments and expenditures in February shot up from January to February while showing sequential declines, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2016
On the freight shipments side, Cass reported that January shipments––at 1.025––trailed December by 1.3 percent and January 2016 by 0.2 percent. These declines were less than the 4.9 percent drop from November to December, though, and January shipments still topped the 1.0 mark for the 65th straight month in December.
By Jeff Berman · January 13, 2016
Declines for both shipments and freight transportation expenditures continued to end 2015, according to the December edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems. While declines for both categories in December are commonplace in December, the report pointed out that December’s output marked the second straight quarter in which both shipments and expenditures dropped.
By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2015
The numbers don’t tell the full story in the November edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2015
Continuing a pattern of stops and starts in the freight transportation market, October marked the third straight month of both annual and sequential declines for shipments and expenditures, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By Jeff Berman · September 14, 2015
August followed a similar pattern laid out in July in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, with declines for both freight shipments and expenditures.
By LM Staff · August 14, 2015
July lived up to its reputation as a slow month for freight activity, based on the results of the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By Jeff Berman · July 16, 2015
June freight shipments—at 1.160—picked up where May left off in posting its highest level of the year, topping May by 0.2 percent and down 3.4 percent compared to June 2014. This gain comes at a time when the economy shows signs of “weakening,” according to the report.
By Jeff Berman · June 15, 2015
In picking up where April left off, the May edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems included the best results of the report on a year-to-date basis.
By Jeff Berman · May 13, 2015
Annual declines and sequential gains for freight shipments and expenditures for the month of April were the main themes of the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems released this week.
By Jeff Berman · March 11, 2015
Even with the myriad challenges that stemmed from the West Coast port labor disruption, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems found that both freight shipments and expenditures both showed annual and sequential growth in February.
By Jeff Berman · January 15, 2015
Even with nearly matching declines in freight shipments and expenditures in December, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index report from Cass Information Systems indicated that 2014 ended up as the best year in freight transportation and logistics over the last seven years.

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