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Truckload demand remains in a funk, April measures show
FTR trucking index stays negative, DAT blames uncertainty over trade agreements and impact of record flooding, tornadoes.
North American robot orders down in Q1
Orders declined slightly and shipments normalized following a record 2018, Robotic Industries Association reports.
Imports soar at nation's ports amid peak shipping prep, trade wars
Port of Los Angeles and Port of Virginia both report record monthly volumes for May.
Logistics industry growth slows in May
Logistics Manager's Index remains in growth territory but hits all-time low, researchers say.
FTR: shippers see improving freight transportation conditions
Outlook good for 2019 if fuel prices remain stable, firm says.
Trucking conditions dropped into negative territory in March, FTR report shows
Slump continues as carriers see a softening market and sluggish demand.
Freight market continues to slump as hot truck sales add capacity
Rebound possible in second half of 2019, but trade tensions threaten recovery, ACT Research says.
Truck tonnage index falls in March
For-hire truck tonnage was down 2.3 percent compared with February, ATA says.
Trucking business conditions continue to tumble, FTR index shows
Monthly measure for February hits lowest mark since August 2017, as industry retreats from record high demand of 2018.
Logistics industry growth slows in March
Although still in positive territory, the Logistics Manager's Index fell in March, continuing a trend toward moderating growth across the industry, trade group reports.

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