Truck tonnage bounces back in October, reports ATA

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today in its Truck Tonnage Index that October trucking volumes saw decent momentum, coming off of September declines.

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 147.6 (2000=100) was up 3.3% from September to October, on the heels of a 1.9% decline from August to September.  And compared to October 2016, SA tonnage jumped up 9.9% annually for the single largest annual increase going back to December 2013, topping September’s 6.6% annual spread. Through the first ten months of 2017, SA tonnage is up 3.1%.


The ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment and the metric ATA says fleets should benchmark their levels with, increased 5.1% from September to October at 151 and was up 8.5% annually.

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