I just read this article today on Bloomberg.  The article reads,

“April 14 (Bloomberg) — The amount of diesel fuel bought using credit cards at U.S. truck stops increased in March to the highest level in more than a year, indicating the recovery is broadening beyond manufacturing.

“We’re climbing out of the hole,” Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, said in an interview. “It is a moderate economic recovery and trucking is going to be like that as well.”

Back on March 9th I wrote this post indicating that I had seen a substantial tick of trucks moving across the interstate as I sit in my office and look out the window.  It’s not difficult to do, just pick a consistent hour on each day and count how many big rigs you see barrel down the freeway.  If the number goes up things are improving, if the number goes down then things are not improving -simple observation.

Unfortunately, the stock market has become totally detached from reality so I’m expecting a disaster in that arena but only time will tell.   I’ll be sure you remind you about it in a few months 😉