The American Trucking Associations' annual report, ATA American Trucking Trends 2009-2010, is now available. Produced by the ATA Economics Department, Trends serves as a vital source of information on major trucking and transportation issues. The report provides a profile of the dynamics shaping the trucking industry and includes information about: size of the industry, trucking performance, fleet demographics, retail sales, taxes, safety, international trade, trucks and the environment, diesel fuel price trends and U.S. commercial truck configurations.
According to the report, trucking hauled 68.8 percent, or 10.2 billion tons, of all freight transported in the U.S. in 2008 and was a $660bn industry. However, the recession took a toll. U.S. truck sales plunged almost 25 percent from 2007 to 2008 and even further during the first nine months of 2009. Engine and trailer sales also fell during that time.
Trends is available in book, CD and downloadable PDF formats. To order or receive more information, call 1-866-821-3468 (toll free) or visit www.ATABusinessSolutions.com.
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