TTI increases in September
Nov 1, 2005 6:39 AM
After three consecutive monthly decreases, the American Trucking Associationsí advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.4 percent in September. The latest increase followed a 0.8 percent contraction in August.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the tonnage index rose to 113.9 from 113.5 in August. The tonnage index in September was 1.1 percent higher than a year earlier.
Year-to-date, the truck tonnage index was up 2.1 percent, compared with the same period in 2004. On a not-seasonally adjusted basis, the tonnage index fell 4.2 percent from August to 117.9.
More of the ATA information is available at its Web site at truckline.com.
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