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American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.8 percent in February after falling 0.3 percent in January. In February, the index equaled 119.1 compared with 116.9 in January.“Before any impacts... Read Story
March 30, 2020, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.3 percent in all of 2019, about half the annual gain in 2018 (6.7 percent), for the tenth straight annual increase.The advanced SA For-Hire... Read Story
January 24, 2020, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.5 percent in November after falling 0.7 percent in October. In November, the index equaled 113.5 compared with 117.6 in October. "It's tough... Read Story
December 27, 2019, 06:59 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.3 percent in October after rising 1 percent in September. In October, the index equaled 118.1 compared with 118.5 in September."October's... Read Story
November 26, 2019, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 3.2 percent in August after jumping 6.2 percent in July. In August, the index equaled 118.3 (2015=100) compared with 122.2 in July.“The large... Read Story
September 25, 2019, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.1 percent in May after jumping 7 percent in April. In May, the index equaled 114 compared with 121.4 in April.“As expected, tonnage corrected... Read Story
June 19, 2019, 07:10 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was down 0.2 percent in February after increasing 2.5 percent in January. In February, the index equaled 117.4 (2015=100) compared with 117.6 in... Read Story
March 26, 2019, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell 11 percentage points in the third quarter, undoing two quarters worth of increases in the annualized churn rate.The turnover rate fell... Read Story
January 04, 2019, 07:15 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.9 percent in July after decreasing 0.5 percent in June. In July, the index equaled 115 (2015=100), up from 112.8 in June.ATA revised the June... Read Story
August 22, 2018, 07:00 AM


U.S. Bank has launched a new barometer for assessing the nation's shipping industry. The U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index measures quantitative changes in shipment and spend activity, based on data from transactions processed through U.S. Bank Freight... Read Story
October 20, 2017, 07:06 AM


The American Trucking Associations released its latest forecast for the next decade of freight transportation, projecting continued growth for freight transportation overall and for the trucking industry. “As the U.S. population grows and the economy... Read Story
July 20, 2017, 07:05 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May.  Compared with June 2016, the SA... Read Story
July 19, 2017, 07:48 AM


The turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets rose slightly in the first quarter of 2017 while remaining at historically low levels."The slight uptick in turnover, despite weak freight volumes in the first quarter, may be indicative of a tightening in... Read Story
July 05, 2017, 07:03 AM


American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello said, the trucking industry has seen soft volumes in 2016 due to bloated inventories and a weak manufacturing environment. “The current cycle of larger than normal inventories has taken... Read Story
October 03, 2016, 07:14 AM


American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7% in August, following a 2.1% decline during July. In August, the index equaled 141.8 (2000=100), up from 134.2 in July. The all-time high was... Read Story
September 21, 2016, 07:00 AM


American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told fleet executives that freight volumes continue to be varied, depending on the sector and trucking’s outlook will be cloudy in the months ahead. “As far as freight volumes, the trucking... Read Story
October 10, 2012, 08:01 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1% in June.  (June’s gain was slightly smaller than the 1.2% increase ATA reported on July 25.)  In July, the... Read Story
August 22, 2012, 07:22 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.2% in June after falling 1.0% in May. (May’s loss was larger than the 0.7% drop ATA reported on June 19.) June’s increase was the largest... Read Story
July 26, 2012, 06:49 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7% in May after falling 1.1% in April. (April’s loss was the same as ATA reported on May 22.) The latest drop lowered the SA index to 117.8... Read Story
June 20, 2012, 07:45 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.1% in April after increasing 0.6% in March. (March’s gain was more than the preliminary 0.2% increase ATA reported on April 24.) The latest... Read Story
May 24, 2012, 07:00 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.2% in March after increasing 0.5% in February. (February’s rise was unchanged from the preliminary gain reported on March 27th.) The SA index... Read Story
April 25, 2012, 07:00 AM


The release of the 2012 edition of ATA American Trucking Trends by American Trucking Associations, now available for sale through ATA Business Solutions, shows that trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral... Read Story
April 18, 2012, 08:00 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in February after falling 4.6% in January (revised from 4%). The latest gain put the SA index at 119.3, up from January’s level of 118.7. ... Read Story
March 29, 2012, 05:45 AM