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Tonnage Index Rises 4.5% 
Truck tonnage rose 4.5% in October from a year ago and reached the second-highest level on record, American Trucking Associations reported.

October Truck Sales Top 22,000 
This year’s surge in Class 8 sales continued in October as they jumped 22.5% from a year earlier to 22,032 units, the highest monthly total in almost eight years, WardsAuto.com reported.

Freight Execs See Many Options to Boost Industry Productivity 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Shippers are missing collaboration opportunities to help themselves and fleets to improve productivity and more effectively tackle escalating driver and capacity challenges, industry executives said.





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Thanksgiving Messages From ATA's Bill Graves and Others in the Trucking World
Transport Topics is closed until Monday, Dec. 1. We asked American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves what he is most thankful for this year. Here's what he told Transport Topics.

Consumer Sentiment in US Rises to Highest in Seven Years
Consumer confidence climbed to a more than seven-year high in November as Americans’ views of their financial well-being improved heading into the holiday-shopping season.

New Home Sales Up, But at Slower Pace Than Forecast
New homes in the United States sold at a slower pace than forecast in October as builders focused on meeting demand at the upper end of the market.


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