For-hire Truck Tonnage Sees Biggest Spike Since 1998

Truck tonnage in 2011 saw the biggest spike since 1998, as reported by the American Trucking Association’s For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index. Year-over-year tonnage rose 10.5%. December’s tonnage was 6.8% higher than November’s numbers. ATA’s Chief Economist Bob Costello said, “While I’m not surprised that tonnage increased in December, I am surprised at the magnitude of the gain.” Orders for new Class 8 trucks jumped 47 percent year-over-year in December, resuming a positive trend that began in August.

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Why Choose All America Transportation

Monitored Freight Shipments

After regular business hours, All America Transportation, Inc. has a Transportation Professional on-call to handle any issues or concerns for our freight shipments. Call our toll-free number any time to reach the on-call designee.

Cargo Insurance Coverage

At All America Transportation, Inc., we go above and beyond federal insurance requirements. To give our clients extra assurance, all of our freight shipments are protected by a $100,000 Contingency Cargo Insurance Policy. This ensures an extra layer of protection for our clients and expert claims assistance in the rare event of cargo damage.

Direct Contact With Drivers

Our dispatchers communicate directly with the drivers providing all pickup and delivery information while allowing our staff to track every truck. This helps to eliminate driver calls to shippers and consignees for directions and times, keeping communication streamlined.