For the first four months of this year, freight shipments measured by the index were up 0.6 percent.
For the first two months of 2011, freight shipments measured by the Freight TSI were down 0.6 percent.
Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.9 percent in January from a revised December.
In 2010, the Freight TSI increased 0.4 percent.
A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported the Freight TSI has increased in 14 of the last 18 months.
October’s Freight Transportation Services Index increased 0.2 percent from September, rising for a second straight month.
The Freight Transportation Services Index for September rose 1.0 percent from August and 2.1 percent from September 2009.
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