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  • 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,

  • Canadian freight volumes down month-over-month, up year-over-year

    November 10, 2016 2:50PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Cross-border volumes between Canada and the US dropped 8% in October compared to the month prior, but up the same percent year-over-year, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Intra-Canadian load volumes represent 28% of the total volumes and

  • Higher freight volumes to close third quarter of 2016

    October 20, 2016 4:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Freight volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads closed higher for the third quarter of 2016, up 5% month-to-month and 10% compared to September 2015, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Compared to the third quarter of 2015, load

  • US truck tonnage drops in September

    October 18, 2016 12:06PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – US truck tonnage dropped 5.8% in September, according to the American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index. The sharp drop came on the heels of a 5% rise in August. Tonnage was down 0.7% compared to September

  • Freight volumes growing faster than truck capacity

    October 17, 2016 9:08AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – For the fourth time in the past five months, the US freight index rose faster than the capacity index, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research. The data suggests that excess equipment additions

  • US truck tonnage declined in June

    July 19, 2016 3:29PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage dropped 1.5% in June, but was 2.1% stronger year-over-year, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The decrease followed a revised 2.9% gain in May. Year-to-date, tonnage is up

  • US truck tonnage jumps in May

    June 21, 2016 12:05PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — US for-hire truck tonnage increased 2.7% in May, following two consecutive monthly decreases, according to the latest American Trucking Associations’ seasonally-adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index. Tonnage rose 5.7% year-over-year. Year-to-date compared to the same period in 2016,

  • Canadian spot market freight volumes weaken

    December 14, 2015 8:57AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian spot market freight volumes fell for the second straight month in November, according to the latest TransCore Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index. Volumes were down 8% compared to October and down 28% compared to November 2014’s

  • Freight demand slowing when it should be accelerating: ACT Research

    November 13, 2015 2:28PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — US freight volumes are softening, according to data from ACT Research, which says its For-Hire Trucking Index is in line with other reports showing softer freight conditions. “ACT Research’s for-hire freight volume index was the lowest reading

  • Spot market freight availability rose in September

    October 5, 2015 4:54PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian spot market freight volumes spiked in September, delivering an optimistic increase at the end of the third quarter after two consecutive months of unflattering load volumes. TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Freight Index saw load volumes increase