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    ‘No reason to worry’ about slowing economy: Costello

    October 30, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    AUSTIN, Texas – Bob Costello, the chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, is confident that the second-longest economic expansion in U.S. history will continue – despite some signs of softening in recent months. “There’s no reason to worry,” he

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    Trucking is growing, but watch NAFTA and driver shortage

    February 27, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trucking activity is surging thanks to an array of economic factors in the U.S., but there would be a steep price to pay if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on threats to pull out of NAFTA. “NAFTA trade via truck supports over 46,000 jobs in our industry, including nearly 31,000 truck driver jobs,” the ATA’s Bob Costello observed during Omnitracs’ fourth-annual Outlook conference.

  • Don’t Expect Big Leaps in Truck Tonnage, says ATA.

    October 30, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ARLINGTON, VA – American Trucking Association predicts moderate, normal growth for 2012.

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    July’s Tonnage Drop ‘Not Surprising’, says Costello

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA.- The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for July fell 0.4 percent. That’s the first drop since April and comes as no surprise, said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.

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    The Rising Cost of New Iron

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Will equipment become the new diesel? Good chance, says American Trucking Associations’ Economist Bob Costello.

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    Hours of Service, Regulations Will Worsen Driver Shortage

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – If current trends continue, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said the driver shortage has the potential to grow to 239,000 over the next decade.

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    September Truck Tonnage Index Shows Small Gain

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA. – Housing starts, which is helping truck tonnage, is being countered by a flattening in manufacturing output and elevated inventories,says Bob Costello.

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    ‘Significant’ Tonnage Drop in August

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    The American Trucking Associations’For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped in August, and while it hasn’t wiped previous gains, it’s still a significant drop.

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    ATA’s July Truck Tonnage Up From 2011, No Change from June

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – The SA index was 4.1 percent higher in July 2012, the largest year-over-year gain since February of this year.