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Tonnage Index Rises 4.5% 
Truck tonnage rose 4.5% in October from a year ago and reached the second-highest level on record, American Trucking Associations reported.

October Truck Sales Top 22,000 
This year’s surge in Class 8 sales continued in October as they jumped 22.5% from a year earlier to 22,032 units, the highest monthly total in almost eight years, WardsAuto.com reported.

Freight Execs See Many Options to Boost Industry Productivity 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Shippers are missing collaboration opportunities to help themselves and fleets to improve productivity and more effectively tackle escalating driver and capacity challenges, industry executives said.





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U.S. Economy Expands 3.9%, More Than Previously Estimated
The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, reflecting bigger gains in consumer spending and business investment, and capping the strongest six months of growth in a decade.

Nafta Trade Rises 8.2%
U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico rose 8.2% in September to $102.2 billion from a year ago, the Department of Transportation reported Nov. 25.

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Declines From Highest in Seven Years
Consumer confidence unexpectedly declined in November from a seven-year high as Americans became less upbeat about the economy and labor market.


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