Cass Information Systems

By LM Staff · July 20, 2017
Most key metrics in the June edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, which was released yesterday, were in the right direction, with both freight shipments and expenditures posting annual gains for the sixth consecutive month.
By LM Staff · June 30, 2017
May shipments, at 1.168, were up 4.3% compared to April and up 7.1% annually, continuing the streak of steady shipment growth that has remained intact going back to October 2016
By LM Staff · May 30, 2017
April marked the fourth month in a row that shipments and expenditures saw gains, with the report’s author, Broughton Capital Founder and Managing Partner Donald Broughton commenting that these gains are in tandem with multiple data points “suggesting that the economy continues to get slightly better,” adding “[s]ome data points are simply less bad, but an increasing number of them are better and even a few are becoming outright strong.”
By Jeff Berman · April 25, 2017
While I may have been on vacation this past week, that in no way means the rest of the industry was, not in the very least to be sure. And while I was out, there was plenty of stuff going on in the freight transportation and logistics sectors, especially as it relates to interesting and relevant data points. Freight data Q1 2017, Freight Transportation update
By Jeff Berman · March 20, 2017
Freight shipments and expenditures both showed significant signs of improvement for the second straight month, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By Jeff Berman · February 20, 2017
For January, the most recent month for which data is available, shipments were up 3.2 percent annually at 1.005 and down 6.4 percent compared to December. This follows a 3.5 percent annual gain in December, a 0.3 November decline, and a 2.7 percent gain in October, which marked the first time it headed up in the previous 20 months.
By Jeff Berman · January 18, 2017
On the freight shipments side, Cass reported that December shipments were up 3.5 percent annually at 1.074, following a slight 0.3 percent decline in November, and October’s 2.7 percent gain, which marked the first time it headed up in the previous 20 months.
By Jeff Berman · December 19, 2016
While shipments were down, the report noted that it does not create a major cause for concern, with some degree of normal seasonality at work, coupled with Donald Broughton, the report’s author and transportation analyst at Avondale Partners, noting that on an industry and anecdotal basis market sentiment indicates there are daily reports of stronger shipment volume in almost all modes of freight transportation.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
The most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which were released last week, continues to reflect the ongoing stretch of pricing declines for both modes.
By LM Staff · August 16, 2016
The most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report issued this week by Cass Information Systems showed annual declines in July for freight shipments and expenditures, with flattish annual spreads.
By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2016
Declines remained intact in June, based on data in the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which was released last week.
By LM Staff · July 20, 2016
June shipments were up 1.7 percent at 1.11 compared to May on the heels of a 1.3 percent increase from April to May, and freight expenditures expenditures were up 3.9 percent over May at 2.37, which Cass said represents the second largest increase in 2016.
By Jeff Berman · June 23, 2016
Truckload and intermodal pricing both saw another month of declines in May, according to the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which was released last week.
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.

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