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Bureau of Transportation Statistics - The Transportation Services Index: Its Methodology and Relationship to the Recent Recession

Bureau of Transportation Statistics - The Transportation Services Index: Its Methodology and Relationship to the Recent Recession

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TSI and the Recession

TSI freight's peak was in May 2006, 19 months before the recession began

TSI freight's trough coincided with the end of the recession

TSI freight does not currently indicate a double dip

Why did TSI lead the recent recession by so much more than it had earlier recessions and slowdowns?

  • A different kind of recession?
  • Energy cost issues?