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ATA tonnage index increases 2.2 percent

ATA tonnage index increases 2.2 percent

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in April after easing 1 percent in March.

HELP brings PrePass to 8 new locations around U.S.

HELP brings PrePass to 8 new locations around U.S.

PHOENIX — PrePass-approved trucks will soon receive the green light to bypass weigh stations in a number of new locations, according to HELP Inc., the nonprofit provider of PrePass.

Class 8 truck sales drop 2.2% in April but still 'very strong'

Class 8 truck sales drop 2.2% in April but still 'very strong'

Class 8 truck sales in the United States dropped 2.2 percent from March to April, but remain very, very strong for the year, according to data provided by WardsAuto.

Smokey Point Distributing initiates $65,000 salary for its flatbedders

Smokey Point Distributing initiates $65,000 salary for its flatbedders

ARLINGTON, Wash. — Smokey Point Distributing (SPD) has announced an over-the-road salary pay program for its over-the-road flatbed drivers.

FTR’s TCI drops in March, remains carrier-friendly

FTR’s TCI drops in March, remains carrier-friendly

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped from the previous month of 15.41 to a reading of 10.30, FTR said.

Spot truckload freight shows strongest April on record despite dip

Spot truckload freight shows strongest April on record despite dip

PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volume had the strongest April on record despite slipping 6.8 percent lower compared to March, a common seasonal trend. Compared to the same month in 2017, freight availability rose 32 percent, according to the DAT North American Freight Index.

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