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Trucking adds 700 jobs in September

| October 11, 2012

For-hire trucking companies added 700 payroll jobs in September on a seasonally adjusted basis as the overall U.S. economy added 114,000 nonfarm jobs.

Manufacturing expands for first time in four months

| October 02, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction.

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.

Trucking’s operational costs continue to rise

| September 20, 2012

The average marginal cost per mile for 2011 was $1.71, the highest of the four years studied.

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.

Trucking adds 1,400 jobs in August

| September 07, 2012

For-hire trucking companies added 1,400 payroll jobs in August as the overall U.S. economy added 96,000 nonfarm jobs.

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