ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 5.8 percent in September, following a 5 percent rise during August, a slight downward revision from the original figure released last month.
COLUMBUS, Ind. — For the fourth time in the past five months the freight index rose faster than the capacity index, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co.
The major U.S. heavy truck manufacturers sold 28.6 percent fewer units in September 2016 than in the same month the year before, according to an October 12 WardsAuto report.
Truckers in most of the United States today saw diesel prices increased from last week, with the national on-highway average up 7 tenths of a penny to $2.389 a gallon compared with $2.382 last week, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy.