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  • Truck tonnage decreases, but remains strong

    April 24, 2018 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. decreased 1.1% in March, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The February decline was revised down from 2.6%, to 0.8%. Year-over-year, tonnage was up 6.3%, and for all of 2017

  • More than 80% of carriers optimistic about 2018: TransCore

    March 28, 2018 9:36AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian carriers and brokers benefited from a strong market in 2017, and are optimistic about the current year, according to a new report from TransCore Link Logistics. TruckTalk: Load volumes, investments, profit margins summarizes findings from a

  • February spot market second strongest month ever

    March 16, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore has reported loads posted to its Loadlink freight matching service declined in February by 9% off historically high levels. However, TransCore said load volumes are still higher than average, setting the bar for a strong year.

  • Canada’s spot market freight volumes reach record high

    February 21, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics reports that January spot market load volumes on its LoadLink load board reached an all-time high. Canadian and cross-border load volumes surpassed all previous records, surging 81% year-over-year and 41% compared to December 2017.

  • U.S. truck tonnage up 2% in January

    February 20, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 2% in January, reflecting a solid freight environment in a typically weak month. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 8.8% year-over-year. For all of 2017, the index

  • Spot market freight sets new records: TransCore

    January 17, 2018 7:38AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics has reported Q4 Canadian and cross-border load volumes on its Loadlink board broke historical records, when compared to any previous quarter. Fourth quarter load volumes were up 51% year-over-year, and 9% compared to the

  • Rising truck tonnage reflects strong economy: ATA

    December 19, 2017 12:04PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage spiked 2.3% in November, adding to the 3.9% increase recorded in October. The American Trucking Associations reported the index was up 7.6% year-over-year in November. Year-to-date, truck tonnage is up 3.5% through the

  • U.S. truck tonnage up in October: ATA

    November 21, 2017 12:36PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage increased 3.3% in October, and was up 9.9% year-over-year, according to the For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That marked the largest year-over-year increase since December 2013, ATA reports.

  • U.S. truck tonnage surprises in August

    September 19, 2017 12:09PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 7.1% in August, and was up 8.2% year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Year-to-date, tonnage is up 2.1% compared to the same eight months in 2016. The ATA also revised

  • Spot market freight volumes, rates on the move: DAT

    July 13, 2017 12:06PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot truckload freight activity in June reached record levels, with rates climbing to their highest points in nearly two years, according to the DAT Freight Index. June van freight postings were up 35% compared to May, and

  • Spot market pricing hints of improving conditions for truckers: FTR

    June 19, 2017 8:04AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in April, returning to a mid-positive range, according to the latest Trucking Conditions Index from FTR. The index read 7.03, up more than four points from March. FTR is projecting trucking

  • Housing could be to blame for truck tonnage decline: ATA

    May 23, 2017 12:14PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – US for-hire truck tonnage dropped 2.5% in April, and decreased 1.8% year-over-year. In March, the American Trucking Associations For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 0.6% year-over-year. Year to date, the index is off 0.3%. “I have to

  • US freight economy showing “signs of life”: ATA

    February 21, 2017 12:29PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – US for-hire truck tonnage increased 2.9% in January, on the heels of a 4.3% contraction in December. The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) says its tonnage index was up 2.6% compared to January 2016. For all of 2016,

  • More freight, fewer trucks seen in December: TransCore

    January 20, 2017 7:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian capacity tightened dramatically in December, according to spot market data tracked by TransCore Link Logistics. December cross-border load volumes were “exceptional,” TransCore reports, marking the highest year-over-year increase in recorded history for the month of December.

  • US truck tonnage slips in October

    November 22, 2016 12:08PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – US truck tonnage decreased 0.3% in October, but American Trucking Associations’ chief economist Bob Costello says the trough is likely near. Tonnage was down 0.9% year-over-year in October, marking the second consecutive month of y-o-y declines. Year-to-date,