trucking economic indicators

Monthly freight index up 1.9 percent

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent in July from June, rising after a one-month decline.

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Freight index up 8.4 percent

The index outpaced August 2011 volume by 8.4 percent, the sixth time in 2012 that volume has exceeded prior-year levels.

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Shippers Index unchanged

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for June basically was unchanged from the previous month and remains in near-neutral territory.

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Monthly tonnage down 0.7% in May, year-over-year up 4.1%

The ATA's seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7 percent in May.

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