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ACT For-Hire Trucking Index Jumps 20 Points

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ACT Research Co. reported its for-hire trucking index in July rose for the seventh consecutive month to 57.1, up 20 points from a year earlier.

August 21, 2017
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BTS Freight Index Set Record in May

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U.S. freight transportation put in a strong performance in May, setting a monthly record for the second time this year, according to a July 12 report from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

July 13, 2017

Cass Freight Index Rises in January


The Cass Freight Index, a measure of shipping activity in trucking and other transportation modes, increased in January as expenditures also rose, Cass Information Systems said.

February 10, 2015

Cass Freight Index Improves in March

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The March Cass Freight Index rose 0.4% over the same month last year and improved 6.6% above February’s level, reflecting an improving market for motor carriers and other transport providers.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
April 9, 2014

Cass Freight Index Edges Up in September; Expenditures Jump

The Cass Freight Index, which measures shipment activity in trucking and other transport modes, edged up 0.1% in September from a year ago, while expenditures jumped by the most since March.

October 7, 2013

Freight Volume Rises in August, DAT Report Shows

The latest DAT North American Freight Index report of spot market freight volume showed increases in August from the previous month.

September 23, 2013

Cass Freight Index Declines in July

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The Cass Freight Index, which measures shipment activity in trucking and other transport modes, declined 3.1% in July from a year ago.

August 8, 2013

DOT Freight Transportation Index Rises 2.7%

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The Department of Transportation said its freight transportation services index rose 2.7% in February from the same month last year.

April 11, 2013