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Truck Tonnage

ATA Logs Truck Tonnage Increase in June

“While the spot market has slowed as freight softens, contract carriers are backfilling those losses with loads from shippers reducing spot market exposure," said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Truck Tonnage Rebounds in May

Economic indicators that are important to trucking slowed in May, including retail sales, housing starts, and manufacturing output.

March Truck Tonnage Jumped 2.4%

For-hire contract freight tonnage remained solid in March, only limited by lack of capacity, both of drivers and equipment, at contract fleets, according to ATA.

ATA: Truck Tonnage Rises in January

Thanks to rising retail rates and factory output, American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.6% in January.

ATA: Truck Tonnage Index Increased in October

The combination of solid retail sales, inventory rebuilding, and generally higher factory output offset some areas of softer freight growth in October, according to ATA’s chief economist.

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