The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports that the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) — which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry — fell 0.2 percent in January from December. This is second consecutive month of decline. The January 2015 index level (122.9) was 29.9 percent above the

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The latest DAT report of spot freight market activity showed a 32% increase in freight volume in September from last year, the 14th consecutive monthly increase. Van load availability rose 42%, refrigerated freight increased 24% and flatbed volume jumped 46%, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Average truckload rates increased for all three

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The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in November from October, rebounding from a one-month decline to reach its highest all-time level, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The November 2013 index level (116.5) was 22.8 percent above

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