ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 21, 2015) — The amount of freight moved by truck increased 3.5 percent in 2014 over 2013 and the outlook for 2015 is positive as well, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
The association reported that its advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in December, following a jump of 3.5 percent during the previous month. In December, the index equaled 136.8 (2000=100), which tied November as the all-time high.
Compared with December 2013, the index increased 5.2 percent, which was the largest year-over-year gain in 2014.
The not seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment, equaled 133.5 in December — which was 6.1 percent above the previous month (125.8).