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US Truck Tonnage Inches Upwards

ARLINGTON, Va. - US truck tonnage increased 1.7% in November, increasing over the previous month for the first time since June. The American Trucking Associations, which tracks the data, says truck to...


ARLINGTON, Va. – US truck tonnage increased 1.7% in November, increasing over the previous month for the first time since June. The American Trucking Associations, which tracks the data, says truck tonnage contracted 6.3% between June and October. October’s tonnage was the lowest in five years. November’s tonnage was 1.8% lower than November 2007, marking the second straight year-over-year decrease. But despite the uptick in November, the ATA is not throwing any parties.

“Don’t let November’s increase in the seasonally adjusted index fool you,” said ATA chief economist, Bob Costello. “Freight volumes were down substantially before any seasonality is taken out of the data.”


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