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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.

September 18, 2017

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.1% in July

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.1% in July, following a 4.4% drop during June. In July, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), up from 138.4 in June.

August 22, 2017

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.

August 14, 2017


ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 4.3% in June

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May.

July 18, 2017

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 2.5% in April

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, following a 1.1% decline during March. (March’s percentage decrease was slightly more than reported in our press release on April 18, 2017.) In April, the index equaled 134 (2000=100), down from 137.4 in March. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.

May 23, 2017

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1% in March

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 1% in March, following a 0.1% decline during February. (February’s percentage decrease was unchanged from our press release on March 21, 2017.) In March, the index equaled 137.5 (2000=100), down from 138.8 in February. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.

April 18, 2017

Truckload Turnover Rate Plummets in Fourth Quarter

Today, American Trucking Associations said the driver turnover at large truckload fleets sunk 10 percentage points to an annualized rate of 71%, the lowest point in six years. The rate at smaller fleets tumbled 16 points to its lowest level in five years.

March 29, 2017