tonnage
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
Business

Truck Tonnages Drops in February

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The February truck tonnage index fell 2.8% on a year-over-year basis, but American Trucking Associations chief economist said freight activity was still strong and fell short because of the record-setting February 2016  comparison.

Transport Topics
March 21, 2017
Business

January Tonnage Rises 2.6% on Contract, Spot Market Gains

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Truck tonnage rose 2.6% in January compared with the same month in 2016, reversing a decline in December, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations index.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2017
Business

Truck Tonnage Rises in January, ATA Says

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January truck tonnage jumped up smartly by 2.6% compared with the same month in 2016, American Trucking Associations said Feb. 21.

Transport Topics
February 21, 2017
Business

December Tonnage Slips 0.7%

Truck tonnage decreased 0.7% in December, marking the third and final year-over-year decline of 2016 in the monthly index from American Trucking Associations, but analysts and economists remain optimistic that 2017 will be a better year for the freight industry.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2017

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