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Truck Tonnage Surges in October

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

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
November 21, 2017
Business

ATA Tonnage Index Continues Surge Into September

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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.

Ari Ashe and Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Reporters
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

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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
Business, Logistics

Truck Tonnage Rises in May

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Truck tonnage rose 4.8% year-over-year in May, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations Tonnage Index, the largest gain since November 2016, echoing sentiments from analysts and trucking executives that the freight market has tightened in recent weeks as people spend more time outdoors.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2017
Business

ATA April Tonnage Falls 1.8%; Other Freight Indexes Brighter

Truck tonnage fell 1.8% year-over-year in April even though fleets generally reported positive conditions for the month, according to the latest monthly data from American Trucking Associations.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2017
Business

Tonnage Drops in April Despite Optimism Among Trucking Execs

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Truck tonnage fell 1.8% in April compared with 2016 levels despite fleets generally reporting positive conditions in the month, according to the latest monthly data from American Trucking Associations.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2017
Business

March Tonnage Up 0.7%

American Trucking Associations’ tonnage index rose 0.7% last month compared with March 2016, one of several figures pointing to a better market than a year ago but not as good as this February.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Business

Truck Tonnage Hurt by Late Winter Storms in March

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Truck tonnage rose 0.7% last month compared with March 2016, although the American Trucking Associations’ chief economist said that late winter storms hurt the index compared with this past February.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2017

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