ATA's seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index reads 118.7.
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ONLINE THIS MONTH/ Regulations that will result in more traffic to move the same tonnage, less qualified and trained drivers to haul it, and fewer drivers in aggregate … make no formula for safety improvement. ...
Index dropped 4 percent in January from the previous month and increased 3.6 percent from a year earlier.
Last year, tonnage increased 5.9 percent over the previous year, which was the biggest annual rise since 1998, according to ATA.
For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3 percent in November following a revised 0.4 percent gain in October.
Tight capacity control, modest growth in truck tonnage and falling fuel prices helped improve trucking environment through September.
Compared with August 2010, tonnage was up 5.2 percent.
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