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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 long overdue steps to limit the power of the ocean shipping cartel to hurt American businesses and consumers,” said IMCC ... [+]

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 ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1.2% in July

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.2% in July after falling 2% in June. In July, the index equaled 109.8 (2015=100) compared with 111.1 in June. “Softness in tonnage over the last few months is due more to supply constraints, rather than a big drop ... [+]

Trucking Cheers Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement following reports that Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a bipartisan framework for infrastructure legislation: "It's refreshing to see Congress do its job and address national problems facing businesses and families. Americans, and the hardworking men and women who ... [+]

ATA Hails House Passage of the INVEST in America Act

On July 1, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement praising the House of Representatives for passing the INVEST in America Act: "By passing the INVEST in America Act, the House has taken a significant step toward enacting the kind of comprehensive infrastructure package our nation ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 0.3% in April

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3% in April after increasing 2.3% in March. In April, the index equaled 114.7 (2015=100) compared with 115.1 in March. “After a revised increase in March of 2.3%, the April index declined just slightly,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob ... [+]

ATA Encourages Carriers New Resources

New Tools for Fleets Released to Mark First Year of Government-Industry Partnership The American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Technology & Mainteance Council congratulated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the progress the agency has made in its Tech-Celerate Now technology analysis and education program over the past year. “We’re ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1.4% in January

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in January after rising 1.2% in December. In January, the index equaled 114.6 (2015=100) compared with 113.1 in December. ATA recently revised the seasonally adjusted index back five years as part of its annual revision. “Over the last four ... [+]

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