trucking economic indicators

Monthly tonnage index up 3.2% year over year

| September 25, 2012

ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shrunk 0.9 percent in August but is still up

Equipment leasing confidence up in September

| September 24, 2012

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry is 53.0, up from the August index of 50.2, reflecting increased optimism.

Monthly freight index up 1.9 percent

| September 13, 2012

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.

Freight index up 8.4 percent

| September 12, 2012

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

Shippers Index unchanged

| August 16, 2012

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

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

| June 19, 2012

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

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