Freight Shipments Rose 1.2%

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released July 10, 2013 the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in May from April, 2.7 percent higher than May 2012.  The May index level was 20.6 percent above the April 2009 recession, but 0.8 percent below the all time high level in December 2011.