Tonnage

By Jeff Berman · April 19, 2016
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March at 137.6 (2000=100) was off 4.5 percent from February’s 144, which ATA said represented an all-time high.
By Jeff Berman · March 24, 2016
According to the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) study from BTS and FHWA, freight tons moving on the United States’ transportation network are pegged to grow 40 percent over the next three decades to 25 billion tons, with the value of freight expected to rise 92 percent to $37 trillion.
By Jeff Berman · January 19, 2016
Truck tonnage levels showed modest gains in December to finish 2015, according to data issued today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By Jeff Berman · September 23, 2015
The ATA reported that seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in August at 134.2 (2000=100) dropped 0.9 percent, coming off a revised 3.1 percent gain (from an original reading of 2.8 percent) in July. August is below January’s all-time SA high of 135.8, which was reached in January of this year.
By Jeff Berman · March 26, 2015
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in February was down 3.1 percent (2000=100) compared to a revised 1.3 percent (from 1.2 percent) increase in January. ATA said this reading marks the lowest level for the SA index going back to last September.
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2014
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in June dropped 0.8 percent on the heels of a revised 0.9 percent (from 1.0 percent) increase in May and was up 2.3 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · June 18, 2014
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in May rose 1.0 percent, and compared to a year ago, the May SA was up 3.4 percent for its second-highest annual gain of 2014.
By Jeff Berman · March 20, 2014
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in February rose 2.8 percent, following a 4.5 percent decline in January. Compared to a year ago, the February SA was up 3.6 percent and on a year-to-date basis SA tonnage is up 2.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · January 22, 2014
With the economy continuing to show modest signs of progress, truck tonnage volumes ended 2013 on a positive note, according to data issued today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By Jeff Berman · April 26, 2013
ATA officials said that seasonally-adjusted tonnage has now shown gains in four of the last five reported months and is up 7.6 percent going back to November 2012.
By Jeff Berman · February 20, 2013
Trucking volumes ended 2012 on a fairly positive note, and they commenced 2013 in the same fashion, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week.
By Jeff Berman · August 21, 2012
The ATA reported that seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in July—at 118.8 (2000=100)—was flat compared to June, which was up 1.2 percent compared to May, representing the largest month-to-month increase in 2012 year-to-date. SA tonnage was down 1.0 percent in May.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2012
Following up a strong month is never an easy thing to do. And the data from the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) January 2012 trucking volume data was no exception.
By Jeff Berman · January 24, 2012
While the economic recovery remains far from complete, truck tonnage could be serving as a positive barometer of things to come, based on the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) December and 2011 year-end truck tonnage data, which was released today.
By Jeff Berman · December 21, 2011
The American Trucking Associations reported today that seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage had a strong month in November, with a 0.3 percent gain over November and a 6 percent annual gain, which marks its biggest annual increase since last June’s 6.5 percent bump.

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