Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY


June 15, 2012

Truckers as leading indicator show stable U.S. growth


Further, forecasts for FTR's loadings index suggest activity will return steadily to 2007's pre-recession levels by late 2014, Starks said. The index has risen 12 percent from a 16-year low of 103.5 in December 2009, six months after the 18- month slump ended, the data show.

"We probably won't get a new peak for another couple years," Starks said. "But the data is clearly showing that we're also not entering any sort of recessionary environment at the moment."

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