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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 3.3% in October

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.3% in October, following a 1.9% decline during September. In October, the index equaled 147.6 (2000=100), up from 142.9 in September.


Truckload Turnover Surges in Second Quarter

The turnover rate at truckload carriers surged in the second quarter of the year, a sign that the market for drivers is quickly tightening, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.


Trucking Industry Revenues Were $676.2 Billion in 2016

Today, the American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of ATA American Trucking Trends 2017, the annual compendium of data about the trucking industry. Among the findings in this year’s Trends is that trucking industry revenues in 2016 were $676.2 billion.




ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline during April. In May, the index equaled 144.1 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April.


ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.9% in January

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.9% in January, following a 4.3% decrease during December. (December’s index was revised up from our press release on January 24, 2017.) In January, the index equaled 138.8 (2000=100), up from 134.9 in December. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.



ATA Releases 2016 Edition of American Trucking Trends

Today, American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of the leading almanac of trucking – ATA American Trucking Trends 2016 – showing the industry posted gains in employment, number of truck drivers and truck sales through 2015.


Safety Expenditure Study

ATA invites all for-hire and private motor carriers—members and non-members—to take part in the 2015 Safety Expenditure Study. The goals of this first-of-it’s-time project are to 1) quantify the industry’s annual investment in safety programs and practic