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ATA Truck Tonnage Index goes unchanged in September


ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ Truck Tonnage Index went unchanged in September after a gain of 1.6% in August (a record high).

Year-over-year the index went up 3.7%. Year-to-date, compared to last year truck tonnage is up 3.2%.

“September data was a mixed bag, with retail sales falling while factory output increased nicely,” said ATA chief economist Bob Costello. “As a result, I’m not too surprised that truck tonnage split both of those readings and remained unchanged.”

“During the third quarter, truck tonnage jumped 2.4% from the second quarter and surged 4% from the same period last year,” Costello said.


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