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The overall economy is performing better than many people think, but overcapacity in the trucking industry is still keeping freight rates from rising, according to FTR transportation analysts. Find out why they think we'll start seeing a slow improvement.

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Signs of Recovery Amid Trucking Overcapacity Woes?

Trucking is still suffering from the overcapacity hangover that developed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic boom, but some major truckload fleets are refusing to lower rates any further. Are there green shoots indicating a freight market recovery on the horizon?

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 1.1% in September

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.1% in September after rising 0.2% in August. In September, the index equaled 113.9 (2015 = 100) compared with 115.2 in August.

Costello: What it Will Take to Get Freight Back in Balance

If the pandemic-triggered boom times were the party, what we’ve been experiencing for the past year is the hangover, said Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations chief economist, in a session at ATA’s management conference in Austin this week.

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