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Truck tonnage sees March declines, reports ATA
April 24, 2023
The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for March, came in at 111.6 (2015=100), marking a 5.4% decrease compared to February, which was up 0.9% over January.
ATA reports February truck tonnage increase
March 21, 2023
The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for February, came in at 118.4 (2015=100), for a 1.2% increase, over January’s 117 reading.
ATA has ‘grave concerns’ that EPA may allow California-type air quality rules on heavy trucks
March 21, 2023
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) expressed what it called its “grave concerns” about media reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be on the verge of granting the state of California waivers to implement potentially harmful and unrealistic emissions rules on the industry. Under California rules, new Class 8 heavy truck models would be zero-emission next year. Diesel and gasoline-powered drayage trucks must retire after 18 years to guarantee that they meet a zero-emission requirement by 2035.
ATA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce commend FHWA on revised infrastructure funding memo
February 28, 2023
A pair of key Washington, D.C.-based organizations—the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—gave positive feedback on a revised memo issued by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) framework focused on how states utilize funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL).
SMC3 panelists address potential for a recession
January 27, 2023
The possibility of the economy entering a recession, at this point, appears to not be a matter of if it occurs, but when will it occur. That was a key theme in a session this week at the SMC3 JumpStart 2023 conference held in Atlanta.
Truck tonnage ekes out small gain to finish 2022, reports ATA
January 26, 2023
The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for December, came in at 115.2 (2015=100), for a 0.4% gain over November, which was off 2.5% compared to October. ATA also noted that calendar year 2022 tonnage rose 3.4%, marking the highest annual increase going back to 2018.
Truck tonnage trends down in November, reports American Trucking Associations
December 21, 2022
The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for November, came in at 114.7 (2015=100), down 2.5% compared to October’s 117.6 reading, and eked out a 0.8% annual increase, marking its 15th consecutive annual monthly gain. 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, came in at 114.6 in November, down 4.6% compared to October’s 120.2 reading.
ATA’s ‘American Trucking Trends 2022’ takes a look back at key trucking metrics
October 25, 2022
Coming out of the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, trucking industry activity looked more like it did in pre-pandemic times, to be sure. That is backed up by some key data points, in the form of the “American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Trends 2022,” which was released earlier this month.
September truck tonnage readings are mixed, reports ATA
October 19, 2022
The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for September, came in at 118.8 (2015=100), for a 0.5% increase. And 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, came in at 119 in September, a 3.8% decline compared to August.
Trucking interests support DOT’s call for more safe trucking parking
October 17, 2022
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently pledged the Biden administration’s support for increasing the availability of safe parking options for America’s professional truck drivers through its Trucking Action Plan. That grants funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and increases coordination with state departments of transportation and the trucking industry.
Truck tonnage rebounds in August, reports ATA
September 22, 2022
The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for August, came in at 119 (2015=100), for a 2.8% increase on the heels of a 1.5% July decline.
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