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September 29, 2014
Tonnage Hits Record High

August’s truck tonnage index jumped 4.5% from a year ago to a record 132.6 reading...

ATA’s advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire index was also up 1.6% on a monthly basis from July, and eclipsed the previous high set last November at 131.

ATA uses the year 2000 as a 100-reading baseline.

The year-over-year jump — the biggest this year — followed a 3.7% July increase that was revised up from an originally reported 3.6% gain.

Bob Costello, ATA chief economist, said higher retail sales and factory production in August helped push tonnage to its highest level ever.

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September 23, 2014
CSA Scores Challenged

House introduces bill directing FMCSA to fix CSA, remove scores from public view...
Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) introduced the legislation Sept. 18. It was referred to the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The public nature of the CSA scores has been one of the industry’s chief concerns, given that shippers, customers and other third-parties could use the scores against carriers, despite the data and ranking problems that have plagued the program since its 2011 inception.

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September 15, 2014
Appreciation Week

TBS honors our nation's truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week...

Sept. 14-20 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and TBS Factoring Service is honoring the millions of men and women who deliver America’s freight by suspending transfer service charges on loads factored that week.

Truckers factoring with TBS that week will enjoy free wire transfers, ACH, and EFS funding, plus free FedEx and document scanning.

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