ATA Truck Tonnage Index dips 0.2% in October 2009

December 2009
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The article reports on the 0.2% decline of the American Trucking Association's (ATA) advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index in October 2009 after it shrunk 0.3% in previous month. The SA index fell to 103.6 in October from 103.8 in September. Meanwhile, the not seasonally adjusted index increased 109.6 in October, 1.6% higher from September. ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello also explains the reading as a sign of an economic recovery.


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