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Trucking Volume Collapses, Falls Most Month To Month Since March 2009
The Business Insider ^ | 9-28-2010 | Gregory White

Posted on 09/28/2010 2:38:28 PM PDT by blam

Trucking Volume Collapses, Falls Most Month To Month Since March 2009

Gregory White
Sep. 28, 2010, 4:29 PM

Truck tonnage may have increased 2.9% year-over-year in August, but the collapse in month-over-month levels is much more illuminating.

Tonnage fell by 2.7% from July to August, according to the American Trucking Association.

That's the biggest month over month fall since March 2009.

The chief economist at the ATA, Bob Costelo, says this slowdown was expected and that it should be slowing further with the economy for the remainder of the year.

From the American Trucking Association:

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; recession; shipping; trucking

1 posted on 09/28/2010 2:38:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
"...this slowdown was expected....."

Well, that's unexpected and likely unprecedented.

2 posted on 09/28/2010 2:41:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: blam

unghhh!


3 posted on 09/28/2010 2:41:52 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: blam

Gee it was expected even though the recession is over and we’ve been through recovery summer...hmmm


4 posted on 09/28/2010 2:43:29 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Brett66

One of my best former friends - he voted for Obama - is an executive with a trucking company. He is getting killed right now financially, I have heard from several people. But he is still supporting BHO - a white, protestant, 54 year old otherwise southern gentleman - it makes me sick.


5 posted on 09/28/2010 2:44:25 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: blam

Just a reminder: When trucks don’t roll you don’t eat.


6 posted on 09/28/2010 2:45:53 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Freddd

There could easily be seasonality that hasn’t been taken out.


7 posted on 09/28/2010 2:47:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Uh, never mind, though there does appear to be a fall off in the Late summer/early Fall in the previous years.


8 posted on 09/28/2010 2:48:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: blam

This is a really good indicator of the economy. Anyone at a factory door can tell how the local economy is doing by how full the peddle route truck is when it shows up at the door to pick up your shipment.


9 posted on 09/28/2010 2:52:44 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Paladin2
A lot of independent owner/operators farm on the side (or vice versa). They get scarce come harvest time.

I used to count on 48' flatbeds to move my freight, and this happened every Fall for as long as I can remember.

10 posted on 09/28/2010 2:52:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: blam
Here in Australia there's a difference ... more trucks on the road.

The Australian Road-Trains are the longest trucks in the world. They have 3 or more trailers and are 53 metres long, ( 174 feet ) hauling 115 metric tons (253,531 pounds).A super Road-Train has 7 trailers and hauls 190 metric tons.

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You see something like this you want to head to the roadside!!!

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11 posted on 09/28/2010 2:56:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Give Kids An Education, Take Them Out Of Government Schools" - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: blam

It’s those diesel trains that can go 400 miles on a gallon of gas.


12 posted on 09/28/2010 2:58:23 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I work for a company that has about 250 trucks and 7 terminals in the west. We’ve had our ups and downs, but have generally been busy. One of our biggest problems is finding experienced and qualified drivers. We get lot’s of apps, but few who look like anything we’d hire. We generally haul specialized freight and haz-mat. BTW, I’m not a truck driver.


13 posted on 09/28/2010 2:58:23 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: SkyDancer

Man O Man!


14 posted on 09/28/2010 2:58:55 PM PDT by blam
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To: Free America52

The light may be on, but no one is home...hmmmmm


15 posted on 09/28/2010 3:00:54 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: blam
Why is FedEx doing so well?
16 posted on 09/28/2010 3:01:17 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: SkyDancer

How do they keep the rear cars from traveling into the other lane?


17 posted on 09/28/2010 3:05:14 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: blam

Reason for road trains is there is no rail lines to outback towns ...


18 posted on 09/28/2010 3:05:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Give Kids An Education, Take Them Out Of Government Schools" - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: budwiesest

Speed - plus they can brake individual trailers so if one gets a bit frisky they can steady the whole train by ‘dancing’ the brakes ...had a ride in one .... awesome!!!! Real Road Warrior rigs ....


19 posted on 09/28/2010 3:08:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Give Kids An Education, Take Them Out Of Government Schools" - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: gunsequalfreedom

We went to order some carpet squares about four months ago. It had to be a certain color and type. The sales guy was willing to make a good deal on this but then it came to the delivery time. We figured it was local...but it wasn’t. It was to come from a warehouse in Texas. These two pallets sat on the waiting dock for six weeks, until their truck was completely full and then he left for Virginia. Two years ago...the truck would have left half-empty.


20 posted on 09/28/2010 3:11:29 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: blam

Prices of diesel played a big role when the Dems controlled the House in 2007 because they refused to lift the drilling ban. Not oil prices now, it’s fear about what the future will bring under an anti-business admin. IMHO


21 posted on 09/28/2010 3:47:21 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: budwiesest

It’s those diesel trains that can go 400 miles on a gallon of gas.
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Their advertisements actually state 1 ton of payload 400 miles on 1 gallon of fuel.. not quite the same..


22 posted on 09/28/2010 5:52:39 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer
Their advertisements actually state 1 ton of payload 400 miles on 1 gallon of fuel

Still, that's not bad. But I never got that impression from the commercials. Maybe that was the idea. I shall from this day forward look for derivations from the truth in each ad, except Bud-lite 'cause they're always honest, honest.

23 posted on 09/28/2010 7:16:55 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: budwiesest

Didja know, in Germany it is illegal to label Bud or Bud Light, “Bier”?

They do not meet the german definition of beer.


24 posted on 09/28/2010 7:26:30 PM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: patton
I did not know that, Patton. They're half right; Bud-lite isn't beer (Bier).

Still, if I'm on a boat (in America) and getting thirsty, I'm grabbin' a Bud out of the ice chest over an Ale for drinkability. If I'm in a boat (in Germany) and getting thirsty, I'll ask the German for a Bud that he's been hiding in his backpack all day. :^)

If he say's, "I don't have any Bud", I'll smack him in the head with a sausage and tell him, "I don't have any sausage, either."

25 posted on 09/28/2010 8:03:22 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: budwiesest

I can forgive a lot of things, but getting this far off-topic isn’t one of them. Get back to trucking, fool.


26 posted on 09/28/2010 8:05:15 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: blam

27 posted on 09/28/2010 8:09:09 PM PDT by 38special (Remember in November!)
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To: budwiesest

LOL - well, they do. It is the Bohemian version, not the American one.

Das Bierreinheitsgebot von 1516 - Bier may contain only wheat, malt, hops, water, and barley.

Bud is made of rice.


28 posted on 09/28/2010 8:10:45 PM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Free America52

This 54 year old, does he give any reasons why he supports obambi?


29 posted on 09/28/2010 10:20:00 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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