Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Truck Tonnage Rises 1.7% in October

Tonnage A forklift operator loads pallets onto an Xtra Lease truck. (Xtra Lease Inc.)

Truck tonnage on a seasonally adjusted basis rose 1.7% in October compared with year-ago levels, according to American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

ATA, DAT Freight Indexes Show Solid Growth; Cass Points Down

Trucks on the highway Seasonally adjusted truck tonnage rose 4.1% in August compared with a year earlier, according to ATA’s For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Two of the three major monthly freight indexes showed positive trends in August, leading economists to downplay fears the trucking industry is heading into a downturn leading up to the holiday shipping season.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 24, 2019
Business, Logistics

Truck Tonnage Surges 7.3% in July

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage surged 7.3%, the largest year-over-year gain since April, compared with July 2018, according to American Trucking Associations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2019
Government, Business

ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.1% in June

Tank truck on highway Heavy freight sectors, like tank truck, are witnessing better freight levels than sectors like dry van. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations’ June advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined by 1.1% in June, after also falling 4% in May.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 23, 2019
Business

Tonnage Drops 6.1% in May, ATA For-Hire Index Shows

Tonnage Traffic on Interstate 81 in Virginia. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

Tonnage took a 6.1% decline in May, according to American Trucking Associations’ For Hire Truck Tonnage Index. Compared with May 2018, the seasonally adjusted index increased 0.9%, the smallest year-over-year gain since April 2017.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 19, 2019
Business

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

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