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US truck tonnage sets new record in January


ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally-adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index recorded an all-time high in January.

US for-hire truck tonnage rose 1.2% in January, posting a 6.6% year-over-year gain, the largest y-o-y gain in more than a year.

“Truck tonnage continued to improve in January, marking the fourth straight gain totaling 3.5%,” said ATA chief economist Bob Costello. “Last year was slightly better for truck tonnage than we originally thought and I am expecting that momentum to continue in 2015.”

Costello added that since bottoming out in March 2014, tonnage is up 6.7%.


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