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August Truck Tonnage Index Falls 9.5 per cent

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American Trucking Association is reporting a 9.5 per cent freight volume decline for August.


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Trucking Association is reporting a 9.5 per cent freight volume decline for August.

Officials blamed the drop on decreased manufacturing levels, low retail sales and the East Coast-Midwest blackout. But they predicted volumes would soon recover because lean inventories and increased orders for manufactured goods would drive up future volumes.


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