Truck tonnage down in December: ATA
ARLINGTON, VA — Truck tonnage dropped for the first time in three months in December, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The group’s seasonally adjusted index fell for the first time since September, losing 5.7% month-over-month, but was up 5.9% over the same time the year before – a finish the ATA called very strong.
Rise in Oct. tonnage means a happy holiday: ATA
ARLINGTON, VA - For-hire truck tonnage was up in October, suggesting a happy holiday season is to come, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA's seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index rose 3.3% from the month before, after a decline of 1.9% was posted in September.
ATA says December truck tonnage still at November’s high
ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in December, following a jump of 3.5% during the previous month. In December, the index equaled 136.8, which tied November as the all-time high. Compared with December 2013, the SA index increased 5.2%, which was the largest year-over-year gain in 2014. For the entire year, tonnage was up 3.5%. The not seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment, equaled 133.5 in December which was 6.1% above the previous month (125.8).