Americans grew more pessimistic this month about the direction of the economy, though a measure of consumer sentiment rose in the most recent week, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Oct. 19.
Filings for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level since 1973 as workers affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma continued to return to their jobs, Labor Department figures showed Oct. 19.
Technology, tax reform and new initiatives to resolve the trucking industry’s persistent labor shortage will be front and center later this month at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.
The distribution of essential supplies and recovery kits is occurring in higher volumes, helping to improve conditions in Puerto Rico, according to two freight firms with operations in the U.S. territory.
Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are at loggerheads after the latest round of NAFTA negotiations, with America’s neighbors rejecting hard-line proposals by the Trump administration that risk throwing automotive trade on the continent into disarray.