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Truck tonnage rose 6.5% in January from the same month last year to a record high reading, American Trucking Associations said.
The jump to a reading of 125.2 was the biggest year-over-year gain in more than a year, ATA said in its monthly seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage report released Tuesday.
Month-to-month, tonnage rose 2.9% after a revised 2.4% increase in December that was smaller than the 2.8% gain originally reported.
The January increase is the biggest year-over-year gain since December 2011, when the index had hit its previous record high reading of 124.4.
The not seasonally adjusted index — which represents tonnage actually hauled by fleets — rose 10.7% in January from the previous month to a reading of 122.4.