ATA tonnage index up again in March

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported this morning that its advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index edged up 0.2% in March. That comes after increasing 0.5% in February. ATA noted February’s upswing was unchanged from the preliminary gain it reported on March 27th.

The SA index stood at 119.5 (where 2000=100), up from 119.3 in February. Compared with March a year ago, the SA index was up 2.7%, marking the smallest year-over-year increase since December 2009.