truck tonnage

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

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

August Truck Tonnage Rises 5.9%; ATA Cites US Freight Volatility

U.S. truck tonnage jumped 5.9% in August, an increase attributed to volatility rather than clear economic growth and the largest year-over-year gain for the American Trucking Associations index since May.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 26, 2016

June Truck Tonnage Rises 5.9% to Record

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truck tonnage rose 5.9% in June from the same month last year to a record high, American Trucking Associations said.

Transport Topics
July 23, 2013

Truck Tonnage Jumps 7.5%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

U.S. truck tonnage jumped 7.5% in March from a year ago, the fourth straight year-over-year increase, American Trucking Associations said.

Transport Topics
April 28, 2010