Data suggests freight still on the upswing

A variety of metrics indicate freight volumes continue to increase, with such increases generating more opportunities for trucking rate increases, according to experts.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) noted that the trade group’s for-hire truck tonnage Index increased 1.5% in April after rising 0.6% in March. On top of that, the index is up 4.8% this April over the same month in 2013 – the largest year-over-year gain of 2014 – with year-to-date tonnage up 2.9% versus last year.


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