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Tonnage Surges 7.4% in April

Tonnage Trucks and cars sit in traffic in Illinois. (Safe Roads Illinois)

Tonnage saw a big surge in April, according to American Trucking Associations, even as spot rates and volumes declined in the same month, according to other surveys.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index Slips in March

Car on snowy highway in Chicago Weather in Chicago was a factor. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index in March declined 2.3% after decreasing 1.5% in February.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 23, 2019
Business

February Tonnage Up 5.4%

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index in February was 117.4, a gain of 5.4% from the same period a year ago.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019
Business

ATA’s Bob Costello Predicts Slower Market Growth in 2019

Bob Costello Bob Costello. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The freight market will grow at a slower pace this year than it did in 2018, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2019
Business

January Tonnage Index Improves Over December and Year-Ago Levels

Tonnage Heavy truck traffic on I-81 near Salem, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.3% in January after falling 1% in December.

February 19, 2019
Government, Business

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Has Best Year in 20 Years

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage closed out 2018 on a 20-year high with an annual increase of 6.6%, American Trucking Associations announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 23, 2019
Business

Truck Tonnage Surges 9.5% in October

Truck tonnage Highway traffic on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage surged in October after a brief lull in September as shippers stockpiled goods ahead of possible tariffs on imports from China, according to data released Nov. 20 by American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2018
Business, Logistics

Truck Tonnage Dips, but Freight Outlook Remains Strong

Trucks on a highway, reflected cobalt123/Flickr

A year-long surge in freight volume continues despite a modest dip in a widely followed truck tonnage index over the past two months.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 25, 2018
Business

Tonnage Slips 1.8% in August

A truck owned by Beemac Trucking carrying a load. A truck owned by Beemac Trucking carrying a load. (Beemac Trucking)

Truck tonnage showed a slight downturn of 1.8% in August, according to American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 20, 2018
Business

Two Reports Show Trucking Economy Remains Strong

Tonnage Index John Sommers II for Transport Topics

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.9% in July, a jump of 8.6% compared with the same month a year ago. Another key indicator of the trucking industry’s overall health, the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, shows that from both a volume and pricing perspective the U.S. freight economy remains strong.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 21, 2018

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