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For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit Another Record High Level

The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry increased in March from the month before, according to new Transportation Department figures, rising for the second consecutive month to reach an all-time high.

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For-Hire Freight Level Up 6.3% from Year Earlier

The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.4% in January from the month before, after it reached an all-time high in December, according to newly released figures from the Transportation Department's Freight Transportation Services Index.

For-Hire Freight Continues Setting New Records

A gauge of the level of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry capped off 2017 by posting another new all-time monthly high, according to the Transportation Department.

For-Hire Freight Index Hits Another Record High

The amount of freight moved by the U.S. for-hire transportation industry hit a second consecutive all-time high in November, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Analysis: Freight Payment Index Offers Helpful Regional Benchmark

If you want to know how your trucking operation is stacking up against other freight shipping businesses, there is a new barometer available, U.S. Bank's Freight Payment Index, and it offers some features that have not been seen before, says business contributing editor Evan Lockridge in his December Hotline column.

ComFreight Expands Truck Rate Index Tool

ComFreight is expanding its Rate Index Tool which allows trucking and logistics companies to check what the average rate is for given lanes in the trucking market.