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By Jeff Berman · October 19, 2017
Both freight spend and shipment levels for the third quarter showed both quarterly and annual gains, according to data issued in the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, a new report form Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank.
By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 149 (2000=100) was up 7.1% over July, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index saw a 10.5% increase from July to August, coming in at 156.4.
By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2017
A recent stretch of low motor carrier driver turnover rates appears to have come to an end, according to data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By Jeff Berman · September 7, 2017
A late push for a legislative delay for implementing the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate for motor carriers, which is set to take effect on December 18, was turned down by the United States House of Representatives this week. This stemmed from a proposal by Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) that was part of a Fiscal Year 2018 funding bill and called for more time for motor carriers to be in compliance with the ELD mandate.
By Jeff Berman · August 30, 2017
Recent data from FTR and the American Trucking Associations provide in-depth insight on motor carrier and shipper market outlooks.
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 up 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.

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