• Dow Jones Transportation index rose 7.5% during the month of December. (Stock performance of twenty large, well-known U.S. companies in the transportation industry, average of December 10th thru January 10th);
• NASDAQ Transportation Index increased 9.3% in December. (Averaged share weights of NASDAQ-listed companies classified as transportation companies, average of December 10th thru January 10th);
• The USDOT's freight transportation services rose 1.7% in November 2012. The index’s reading of 108.9 matched the reading from November 2011. (Source: US DOT);
• The December shipments index fell 2% over the previous month and rose 1.4% year-over-year. The December expenditures index increased 0.9% for the month, and increased 4.0 % year over year. (Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies).