Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index went down by 0.8% in June. The index equaled 128.9 compared to 129.6 in May.
The all-time high for the index was seen last November when it was 131.0.
In comparison to June 2013, the index went up by 2.3% and year-to-date compared to last year’s period tonnage went up by 2.8%.
The ATA chief economist Bob Costello said tonnage had gone up steadily for four consecutive months prior to June totaling 4.4%.
“Despite the small reprieve in June, the second quarter was much better than the first quarter,” he said. “Tonnage increased 2.3% from the first quarter, which was the largest quarter to quarter gain since the first quarter in 2013. Compared with the second quarter in 2013, tonnage increased 3.2%, a percentage point better than the first quarter year-over-year increase.”