ATA Truck Tonnage Index inches upward

April 2009
Trailer / Body Builders;Apr2009, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that the advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) increased 1.7% in February 2009. It states that the fleets reported lower volumes in February compared in January, as the not seasonally adjusted index dropped another 2% in February on top of the 4.4% decline in January. According to ATA chief economist Bob Costello, tonnage declined on a year-over-year basis, which highlights the weakness in the freight environment.


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