Truck fleets carried a little more cargo during May, according to the American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.
The index increased 2.7% in May, following a revised 1.7% drop during April. In May, the index equaled 139 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April. The all-time high was 144 in February.
Compared with May 2015, the SA index jumped 5.7%, which was up from April’s 2.4% year-over-year gain. Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage was up 4%....More