April’s decline followed a revised 1.9 percent gain in March. The April figure was 4.8 percent higher than a year earlier.
For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised 2.7 percent in February.
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For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.9 percent after increasing a revised 3.5 percent in January 2011.
Compared with January 2010, adjusted tonnage climbed 8 percent, which was the largest year-over-year increase since April 2010.
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ATA said the seasonally adjusted December index was the highest since September 2008.
Index dropped in November from October and compared with November 2009, adjusted tonnage climbed 3.9 percent.
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