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By Jeff Berman · August 14, 2017
Trucking industry revenues for 2016 came in at $676.2 billion, which equates into 79.8%, or basically four-fifths of total U.S. freight spend.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
Following a call by the House Appropriation’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development and Related Agencies issuing a report that directs the FMCSA to consider delaying the implementation of ELD (Electronic Logging Devices), the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it opposes any effort that would delay the implementation of ELD, which is slated for December.
By Jeff Berman · July 19, 2017
Continued growth appears to be the main thesis looking out over the next decade for the freight transportation market, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) ATA Freight Transportation Forecast 2017, which was released today.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 138.5 (2000=100) fell 4.3% after a revised 6.9% (from 6.5%) jump in May.
By Jeff Berman · July 5, 2017
For the first quarter, ATA reported that the annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers with more than $30 million in revenue headed by 3% to 74%, which the ATA said is at a “near-historic” low point and down 15% annually.
By John D. Schulz · June 28, 2017
The long-awaited government scientific report on the data used to compile motor carrier safety ratings for hundreds of thousands of trucking companies is backing truckers complaints that some of that data is junk.
By Jeff Berman · June 21, 2017
Truck tonnage saw nice volume rebounds in May on the heels of multiple months of declines, according to data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 134 (2000=100) dropped 2.5% (its largest monthly contraction year-to-date), following declines of 1.1% in March and 0.1% in February.
By Jeff Berman · April 25, 2017
While I may have been on vacation this past week, that in no way means the rest of the industry was, not in the very least to be sure. And while I was out, there was plenty of stuff going on in the freight transportation and logistics sectors, especially as it relates to interesting and relevant data points. Freight data Q1 2017, Freight Transportation update
By Jeff Berman · March 29, 2017
While motor carriers continue to work hard to fill driver seats, data issued today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is showing that the efforts are showing signs of paying off more so than usual.
By Jeff Berman · March 21, 2017
The ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, was 125.5 in February and 4.6 percent below January’s 131.7.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2017
The main takeaway of the OIG’s findings was that “the study did not explicitly state a net benefit from the use of the two suspended provisions of the restart rule on driver operations, safety, fatigue, and health.”
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2017
Regardless of how one comes to a conclusion regarding the state of the economy, specifically, the freight economy, in this case, one thing it seems most everyone can come to some sort of general agreement on is that things appear to be looking up. Now, that is far from breaking news, but it merits attention all the same, considering that watching the economy is indeed a definitive part of what we are all doing on a daily basis. And based on what we have seen lately, things are ostensibly trending in the right economic direction.
By Jeff Berman · February 23, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in January at 138.8 (2000=100) was up 2.9 percent compared to December and up 2.6 percent annually. The annual gain was ahead of a 0.2 percent annual December decline, and the January SA was down 8.9 percent compared to February 2016’s all-time high of 142.7.
By LM Staff · January 24, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage for the month at 133.8 (2000=100) was off 6.2 percent compared to November’s 142.7, which was up a revised 8.4 percent (from an original reading of 8.2 percent) over October. The December SA was well below the February’s all-time high of 144.

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