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April truck tonnage is solid, reports ATA

[ May 24, 2018   //   ]

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index
headed up 1.1% from March to April at 112.5 (2015=100), following a 1%
(revised from an original estimate of 1.1%) decline in March, which came
in at 110.1. Compared to April 2017, the SA index was up 9.5%. ATA said
this increase represents the largest annual increase going back to
October 2017. And on a year-to-date basis through April, the SA index is
up 8% annually, topping 2017’s 3.8% annual increase.