FTR's preliminary data shows August Class 8 truck net orders at 15,935 units, up 27 percent from July.
For-hire trucking companies added 1,400 payroll jobs in August as the overall U.S. economy added 96,000 nonfarm jobs.
Reading is down from the July index, reflecting ongoing industry concerns over economic, regulatory and political uncertainty.
ATA's advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1 percent in June.
FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for June basically was unchanged from the previous month and remains in near-neutral territory.
FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index for June continued its downward trend, declining a half point from May to a reading of 4.5.
Trucking fleet bankruptcy report shows some semblance of stability for trucking companies.
For-hire trucking companies added 3,100 payroll jobs in July as the overall U.S. economy added a net of 163,000 nonfarm jobs.
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