Over the past few months, the financial news has mentioned a drastic drop in oceanic shipping rates (baltic dry index). While bad for people with big boats, we don't know how much tonnage actually has been shipped across the waters, and we only have anecdotal evidence of ships other than oil tankers being parked.

The American Trucking Associations have just published their data on total tonnage shipped by truck in the US for December and the 7-year chart looks like:

If the US economy were a person, you could have a nice conversation with them before the blood-spattered nurse interrupted you, indicating that with ~1/6th of their blood now on the floor, they now had a Class II Hemorrhage, so they might start behaving unpredictably.