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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.8% in August

Index 7.4% Above August 2021 American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.8% in August after decreasing 1.5% in July. In August, the index equaled 119 (2015=100) versus 115.8 in July. “Tonnage snapped back in August after a weaker than expected July,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “With the economy in transition to slower growth and changing consumer patterns, we may see more volatility in the ... [+]

ATA Celebrates America’s Truck Drivers

American Trucking Associations leaders, on behalf of the association and the industry, are celebrating and thanking the nation’s truck drivers this week as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. “Every day, our country’s 3.7 million truck drivers deliver America’s freight safely, securely and efficiently – they are the glue that ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1.1% in July

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.1% in July after rising 0.5% in June. In July, the index equaled 116.2 (2015=100) versus 117.5 in June. “Tonnage declined sequentially in July for only the second time during the last twelve months. Despite the dip from June, ... [+]

ATA Hails Senate Passage of CHIPS Act

American Trucking Associations praised the United States Senate on July 27 for passing the CHIPS Act of 2022 to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing and urged the House of Representatives to quickly follow suit and send the bill to President Biden for signature. “Semiconductors and computer chips make our economy and industry ... [+]

ATA praises White House action

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement praising President Biden’s executive order to establish a Presidential Emergency Board to help avert the possibility of a rail strike that could have started next week:“We commend President Biden for taking decisive action today to avert a strike ... [+]

Trucking Industry Strongly Opposes Fuel Tax Holiday Gimmick

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued a statement calling on leaders in Washington to get serious about lowering energy prices and reducing inflation, rather than considering a proposal to temporarily suspend the federal fuel tax: “After months of touting the passage of the well-funded Infrastructure Investment and Jobs ... [+]

ATA, IMCC pleased by action against foreign ocean lines

The American Trucking Associations and the ATA Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference expressed their appreciation to President Biden and his administration for highlighting the unscrupulous business practices of a monopoly of foreign-owned ocean shipping lines in last night’s State of the Union Address.“We are pleased that the Biden Administration is taking ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December after rising 0.5% in November. In December, the index equaled 114.7 (2015=100) compared with 113.5 in November.“December’s gain was the fifth straight totaling 4.4%,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “In December, tonnage reached the ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 0.4% in October

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.4% in October after rising 2.2% in September. In October, the index equaled 113 (2015=100) compared with 112.6 in September. [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.4% in September

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.4% in September after rising 0.3% in August. In September, the index equaled 112.9 (2015=100) compared with 110.2 in August. “September’s sequential gain was the largest in 2021,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “It is good that tonnage ... [+]

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