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Business

Tonnage Rises 7.8% in June, Up 8% in First Half of 2018

JB Hunt J.B. Hunt

Truck tonnage continued its powerful run in June, rising 7.8% compared with year-ago levels and up nearly 8% through the first half of 2018, according to American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Truck Tonnage Continues Robust Run, Climbing 7.8% in May

Werner truck (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage rose 7.8% in May compared with the same month last year, according to American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index. The index was up 0.7% in May compared with April.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: The Ceiling on a Hot Freight Market

As the U.S. economy and truck tonnage continue to power forward, trucking companies are enjoying the benefits of a hot freight market where their services are in high demand. At the same time, tight hauling capacity is making it tougher for shippers to find the trucks needed to transport their goods.

April 26, 2018
Business

Tonnage Remains Solid, Takes Breather in March

C.R. England on the road C.R. England

Truck tonnage rose 6.3% in March compared with the same period a year ago, according to American Trucking Associations’ monthly for-hire truck tonnage index.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Truck Tonnage Down in December, Up for 2017

Tonnage TT File Photo

Truck tonnage rose 3.7% in 2017, the largest annual increase since a 6.1% gain in 2013, according to American Trucking Associations’ Truck Tonnage Index. The annual increase came despite a 5.7% year-end drop in tonnage from November to December.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018
Business

Truck Tonnage Surges in October

Amazon Shipping Associated Press

Freight surged in October and carriers are bracing for what could be a record-breaking holiday shipping season.

November 21, 2017
Business

ATA Tonnage Index Continues Surge Into September

Trucks on a Missouri highway TT File Photo

Recent growth in truck tonnage eased up a bit in September, but still advanced 7.4% year-over-year, American Trucking Associations reported Oct. 24.

October 25, 2017
Business

Tonnage Up 2.3% Year-Over-Year in July

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For the third consecutive month, American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index rose on a year-over-year basis, signaling trucking may be heading toward brighter days, experts said.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2017
Business

ATA’s Tonnage Index Rises 1.3% for June

Trucks on Interstate 71 Truck traffic on Interstate 71 in LaGrange, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. truck tonnage rose by 1.3% in June, compared with the same month in 2016, American Trucking Associations said July 18, and industry stakeholders expect steady, sustainable growth to last into 2018.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 18, 2017
Business, Logistics

May Tonnage Gains 4.8%, Reversing Downward Trend

Truck tonnage rose 4.8% in May compared with one year ago, the largest year-over-year gain since November 2016, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations index, suggesting that the freight market has tightened in recent weeks.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

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