Truck tonnage down in Oct. – ATA

ERJ staff report (TB)

Arlington Virginia — Trucking activity in the US in October, impacted by the business disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, fell both from October 2011 and from September 2012, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

“Clearly Hurricane Sandy negatively impacted October’s tonnage reading,” ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said. “However, it is impossible for us to determine the exact impact.”

Mr. Costello noted that a large drop in fuel shipments into the storm-affected areas along the Eastern Seaboard likely put downward…

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