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Sep 21, 2016

TRUCKING INDEXS USA: * UP: ATA's TTI - ** DOWN: ICI and CTLI

* Virginia - ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Increases 5.7% in August

--- The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7 percent in August, following a 2.1 percent decline during July. In August, the index equaled 141.8 (2000=100), up from 134.2 in July. The all-time high was 144 in February...  Compared with August 2015, the seasonally adjusted index rose 5.9 percent — the largest year-over-year gain since May, which was also 5.9 percent. In July, the year-over-year increase was 0.2 percent. Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage was up 3.5 percent... The not-seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment, equaled 144.7 in August, which was 4.8 percent above the previous month (138.1)... 
Arlington, VA, USA - Trucking News - September 21, 2016 


  ** Indiana - FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index: Drops sharply in July


--- Analysts at FTR say the newly introduced Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI) fell more than three points from June to a reading of 0.6 for July. That’s a large drop that brought the ICI close to negative territory... Intermodal volume was unexpectedly weak across the board in July. Intermodal ISO container movements are trailing behind import trends. Domestic intermodal was also quite anemic. Lower diesel prices were another factor that contributed to the decline... 
Bloomington, IND, USA - Trucking News - September 19, 2016


** Missouri - Truckload Linehaul, intermodal rates continue tumbling

--- Measures of both truckload and intermodal rates posted another rounds of declines, according to new figures released by freight payment processor Cass Information Systems... The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index fell another 2.8% year-over-year in August following decreases of 1.8% and 1.6% in June and July, respectively. This represents six consecutive months of year-over year-declines in truckload linehaul costs... The reading of 121.5 is also down 0.9% in August from July but is up slightly from June, when it hit a reading of 121.2, it lowest level so far in 2016... 
St. Louis, MO, USA - TruckingInfo, by Evan Lockridge - September 19, 2016

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