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ATA truck tonnage index jumped 1.4% in August
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in August after falling 0.6% in July. (July’s decrease was larger than the 0.4% drop ATA reported on August 20, 2013.) The latest gain was the largest since May. In August, the SA index equaled 126.9 (2000=100) versus 125.2 in July. Compared with August 2012, the SA index surged 6.9%, which is the largest year-over-year gain since December 2011. Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2012, the tonnage index is up 5%.
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