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ATA tonnage index up in December, 2012

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.8% in December after jumping an upwardly revised 3.9% in November. The back-to-back increases in November and December were by far the best of gains of 2012, ATA says. Even so, compared with December 2011, the seasonally adjusted

ATA: Tonnage index recovers in November

Tonnage was up in November for the first time since July, according to the American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index. The index rose 3.7% in November from October. The October index had fallen by 3.7% from September. Compared to November 2011, the adjusted ATA index is

Survey: Worries over freight volume grew in October

Trucking executives grew significantly more concerned about freight volume in October, although the effects of Hurricane Sandy might have played a role. Driver availability remained the top concern of trucking executives in the monthly Randall-Reilly MarketPulse survey of trucking conditions, but the portion most worried about freight volume jumped from

ATA tonnage index down 0.9% in August from July

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 0.9% in August to 118.3 after increasing a revised 0.4% in July. ATA had initially reported no change in July from June. While the August decrease did not erase the cumulative 1.5% gain in June and July,

ATA index up 4.1% year over year in July

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1% in June. In July, the adjusted index stayed at 118.8. Compared with July 2011, the adjusted index was 4.1% higher, which was the largest year-over-year gain since February. Year-to-date, compared with the