Posts Tagged ‘Economic Barometer’

Truck Tonnage Jumps in U.S., but Don’t Get Too Excited Yet

Economist view trucking activity as a reliable barometer of economic activity. So, it was welcome news last week when data from the American Trucking Associations showed a sharp increase in U.S. truck tonnage last month.

Specifically, American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 7.2% in February…

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How is the Economy Doing? Just Ask a Convenience Store Owner

Certain businesses act as particularly sensitive barometers of the economy. They are the first to see when the economy slows, or picks up steam. It’s a group that includes gas stations, truck stops, mid-priced restaurants and convenience stores.

Among these “canary in the coal mine” businesses, convenience stores…

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