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Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Tonnage Jumps in September

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Truck tonnage increased on both a sequential and year-over-year basis in September, recording a 2021 high mark amid an environment where a shortage of drivers and trucks is keeping rigs fully loaded on most runs, American Trucking Associations reported Oct. 19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 19, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Breaking News

August Truck Tonnage Posts First Monthly Gain Since March

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Truck tonnage in August notched its first sequential monthly gain in five months, and dipped just slightly on a year-over-year basis, American Trucking Associations said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

July Sees 2.9% Year-Over-Year Decline in Truck Tonnage

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Truck tonnage in July declined 2.9% when measured against the same month in 2020, according to American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 24, 2021
Business, Safety, Fuel, Breaking News

May Tonnage Rises 3.7% Year-Over-Year

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Truck tonnage rose 3.7% in May compared with year-ago levels and is pacing well against comparisons to the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

March Truck Tonnage Falls 9.5% Year-Over-Year

Tonnage Traffic on a highway in Missouri. (MoDOT/Flickr)

Truck tonnage in March declined on an annual and month-to-month basis, but the year-ago decline is up against comparisons to the first month that the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the nation, said American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello in the federation’s monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index release.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

February Tonnage Takes Winter Weather Hit

Texas Traffic in Midland, Texas, during the freeze. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

Severe winter weather took a toll on truck tonnage in February, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Breaking News

Tonnage Dips 2.1% Year-Over-Year in January

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

January truck tonnage fell 2.1% compared with year-ago levels, but ticked up 1.4% over December 2020 — a continuation of several months’ worth of sequential gains, American Trucking Associations announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Truck Tonnage Surges in December to First Year-Over-Year Gain Since March

Truck on snowy road On a month-to-month basis, truck tonnage in December jumped 7.4% compared to November. (THEPALMER/Getty Images)

Trucking closed the tumultuous year of 2020 on an upswing, as truck tonnage in December rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3% year-over-year and jumped 7.4% compared with November in the strongest month-over-month gain since summer, American Trucking Associations reported.

Dan Ronan and Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporters
January 19, 2021
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Slides 3.8% in November

Trucks on the road in autumn When measured month-to-month, tonnage increased 3.7%. ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said the rise was fueled by a rush in e-commerce sales. (Willowpix/Getty Images)

Truck tonnage in November declined a seasonally adjusted 3.8%, marking the eighth consecutive month of year-over-year declines, American Trucking Associations said Dec. 22. However, the ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.7% in November after falling 5% in October when measured month-to-month.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Declines 8.7% in October

Trucks on highway by John Sommers II Trucks in traffic on Interstate 65 in Kentucky. Sequentially, tonnage in October decreased 6.3% after increasing 5.7% in September. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in October declined a seasonally adjusted 8.7% when compared with year-ago levels, American Trucking Associations said Nov. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 24, 2020

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