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Truck Tonnage: Could Be Better, Could be Worse

June 23, 2015 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA — For-hire truck tonnage moved in the U.S. recovered somewhat in May while the decline the month before was cut by just over half. According to the American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, activity increased 1.1% last month following a revised decline of 1.4% in April, first reported as a 3% drop.

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U.S. For-Hire Truck Tonnage Softens

May 21, 2015 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA — The amount of for-hire truck freight moved in the U.S. fell in April to its lowest level in a year, according to the American Trucking Associations. Its seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 3% from the month before following a revised gain of 0.4% in March.
The April index reading of 128.6 is the lowest level since April 2014. The all-time high of 135.8 was reached in January 2015.

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Who’s at fault? FMCSA and ATA differ on crash report

January 22, 2015 by Allan Janssen

FMCSA Study: Costs of crash accountability outweigh benefits. ATA begs to differ.

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ATA says December truck tonnage still at November’s high

January 21, 2015 by Allan Janssen

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in December, following a jump of 3.5% during the previous month.
In December, the index equaled 136.8, which tied November as the all-time high.
Compared with December 2013, the SA index increased 5.2%, which was the largest year-over-year gain in 2014. For the entire year, tonnage was up 3.5%.
The not seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment, equaled 133.5 in December which was 6.1% above the previous month (125.8).

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ATA has holiday reminders for travelers

December 24, 2014 by Allan Janssen

ARLINGTON, VA – American Trucking Associations releases public service announcement urging motoring public to watch out for truck blind sides.

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Truck tonnage surges in U.S.

December 22, 2014 by Allan Janssen

ARLINGTON, VA – American Trucking Associations truck tonnage Index climbed 3.5% in November to a record high of 136.8.

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U.S. fleets raising pay to truck drivers: report

December 15, 2014 by Allan Janssen

ARLINGTON, VA – A new survey reveals that in seven of the nine categories, U.S. truck drivers meet or exceed America’s median household income of just over $53,000 per year.

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ATA thanks Congress for ‘common sense’ on reset

December 15, 2014 by Allan Janssen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Much-reviled restart rule will be suspended after Senate approves omnibus spending bill with rider pertaining to hours of service.

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Truck Tonnage Index Points to Moderate Growth

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index rises 0.2 percent in March.

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ATA pushes affordable oil plan

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations urged the White House to implement a comprehensive plan to ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation’s 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers.

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Freight Forecast Calls For Continuous Growth for Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations ATA) has released a new freight forecast that projects an increase in freight volumes for all modes of transportation by more than 20 percent.

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ATA outlines safety strategy in B.C.

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WHISTLER, B.C. — Earlier this month, the American Trucking Associations took their safety message to Capitol Hill, the next stop was B.C.

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ATA to Host First National Trucking Natural Gas Summit

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – “The first-ever” national summit on the growing use of natural gas in trucking will be held on November 28-30, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

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Truck tonnage bounces back in May

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 0.5 percent in May.

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New Report Shows 4-Wheelers Impact of Trucking

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Fleets of six or less trucks make up more than 90 percent of the American trucking industry.