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Intermodal rail traffic in February 2013 was 10.5% higher than in February 2012 and 3% higher than January 2013 totals. Intermodal loadings have experienced year-over-year gains for 39 straight months.
· The trucking industry added 5,600 jobs in February. The trucking workforce increased 0.4% over the previous month and rose 3.2% over the previous year. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
· The unemployment rate in America decreased to 7.7% in February 2013 as there were 236,000 net new jobs. (Source: US DOL)
· The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 69.6 in February 2013, up from 58.4 in January 2013.