FREIGHT TONNAGE HIGHEST INCREASE SINCE 1998
By: Phil Sneed
TANDEM LOGISTICS NEWS FEED (2/10/2012): According to ATA data, tonnage in 2011 rose 5.9 percent over 2010 figures, the biggest annual increase since 1998. Tonnage in December rose, on a seasonally adjusted basis, by 10.5 percent over 2010 levels, the largest year-over-year gain since December 1998. On a sequential basis, December’s tonnage rose 6.8 percent over November activity, the largest month-to-month gain in seven years, ATA said.