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American Movers Conference. Profiles in America’s Moving Industry. Alexandria, VA:  AMC, annual.

American Trucking Association. Economic & Statistics Department. Financial & Operating Statistics. Motor Carrier Annual Report. Alexandria, VA: ATA, annual, 1976-

Detailed summaries on individual Class I and II carrier reports based on the comprehensive annual reports filed with DOT. Lists more than 1,500 carriers’ reports and includes itemized summary tables for all industry segments.

American Trucking Association. Economic & Statistics Department. Financial & Operating Statistics. Motor Carrier Quarterly Reports. Alexandria, VA: ATA, quarterly, 1943-

Supplement to the Annual Report for those who want more frequently updated financial information. Provides individual motor carrier reports of the larger for-hire carriers. Approximately 300 carriers are represented in each quarterly publication.

American Trucking Association. Economic & Statistics Department. Financial & Operating Statistics. Motor Carrier Summary Tables. Alexandria, VA: ATA, annual.

Summary tables are grouped by industry segments based on the 1,500 Class I and II carriers listed in the Annual Report. Industry segments are further divided into revenue and mileage groups for easy comparison. 

American Trucking Association. Economic & Statistics Department. Fuel Line. Alexandria, VA: ATA, weekly.

Fuel price publication detailing trends in petroleum markets and future direction of fuel prices.

American Trucking Association. Economic & Statistics Department. Monthly Truck Tonnage Report. Alexandria, VA: ATA, monthly.

Summary of general freight carriers’ system-wide tonnage volume indexed and adjusted.  Provides comparisons with other pertinent economic indicators.

American Trucking Association. Economic & Statistics Department. Standard Trucking and Transportation Statistics (STATS). Alexandria, VA: ATA, bi-monthly.

Source for up-to-date statistics in the industry. Features data on trucking employment and wages; number of commercial vehicles on the road; taxes levied; truck stocks’ performance; total revenues, mileage and tonnage accumulated by the trucking industry; and industry safety statistics.

American Trucking Association. Economic & Statistics Department. Trucking Activity Report. Alexandria, VA: ATA, monthly.

Newsletter based on confidential information furnished by motor carriers. Includes a summary of trucking activity, looks at key aspects of motor carrier operations, and provides a summary of economic events directly affecting the trucking industry. Provides benchmarking statistics for both truckload and less-than-truckload carriers. The monthly report is generated from surveys of participating ATA member carriers and provides timely information on changes in traffic, revenues, mileage, and equipment trends.

American Trucking Association. Economic & Statistics Department. U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast. Alexandria, VA: ATA, annual.

Annual forecast on the size and structure of the US freight transportation market for all modes. Economic forecasting and analysis prepared by Global Insight, Inc.

Automotive News Market Data Book. Detroit, MI: Crain Communications Inc., annual.

Comprehensive source of North American automotive data, including statistics on truck sales, registrations, prices, products, and specifications.

Automotive Yearbook. Southfield, MI: Ward’s Communications, annual. 

Contains industry data, market share figures, trend analysis, production, vehicle registrations, and detailed supplier directory.

Commercial Carrier Journal. Highlands Ranch, CO: Cahners Business Information. ISSN: 1533-7502.

Ward’s Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures. Southfield, MI: Ward’s Communications, annual. ISSN: 1553-8184.

Reference source that documents the performance and impact of the US auto industry through charts, graphs and statistical tables. Topics covered include production, sales, employment, transportation expenditures, trade, ownership, accidents and government regulations. Previously published by American Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Transportation in America. Washington, DC: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., 19th edition, 2002. Compiled by Rosalyn A. Wilson. 69 pages. ISBN: 0971817553.

Source of historical and current transportation facts and figures. Contains tables which provide an overview of important data on such categories as tonnage and passenger-miles by mode; public and private costs for transportation employment, fatality rates, petroleum demand, and vehicle purchases.

United States. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Transportation: Truck Inventory and Use Survey. Washington, DC: the Bureau, 1995. 220 Pages. OCLC #: 32950657. Electronic document accessed 2006: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS66147

Survey conducted at 5-year intervals includes latest statistics on trucks, truck-miles, and average miles by vehicle; percent distribution of major use classes by vehicle and operational characteristics. 

United States. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Transportation Annual Survey. Washington, DC: the Bureau, annual. OCLC #: 49818504. Available online at: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS3293

Provides national estimates of revenue, expenses, and vehicle fleet inventories for commercial motor freight transportation and public warehousing service industries.

United States. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.  Federal, State, and Local Transportation Financial Statistics, 1982-1994. Washington, DC: USDOT, 1997. 48 pages.

Identifies and details transportation-related revenues and expenditures by mode and government jurisdiction. 

United States. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.  Government Transportation Financial Statistics. Washington, DC: USDOT, 2000. Electronic document accessed 2006: 
http://www.bts.gov/publications/government_transportation_financial_statistics/

Presents tables identifying trends in transportation revenues and expenditures for
federal, state, and local governments. This reports updates information provided
in earlier editions.

United States. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.   National Transportation Statistics. Washington, DC: USDOT, annual. Electronic documents accessed 2006: http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/

Presents basic information on America’s transportation system. Statistics are included on the physical network; travel and goods movement; vehicle, aircraft, and vessel inventories; the condition and performance of the system; and the relationship between transportation and the economy. NOTE: Companion volume to the Transportation Statistics Annual Report.

United States. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. North American Transportation Highlights. Washington, DC: USDOT, 1999. Electronic document accessed 2006: http://www.bts.gov/publications/north_american_transportation_highlights/

Provides key summary statistics on passenger travel, freight activity, transportation safety, and transportation energy use for Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

United States. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. North American Transportation in Figures. Washington, DC: USDOT. BTS00-05, English, Spanish & French editions, updated periodically.

Examines transportation and transportation-related passenger, freight, economic, safety, energy, environmental and demographic statistics relating to Canada, Mexico and the United States.                      

United States. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Pocket Guide to Transportation. Washington, DC: USDOT, annual.

Quick reference to the changes in the US transportation system since 1970, and how they have affected the nation’s economy, safety, energy and the environment.

United States. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transportation Statistics Annual Report. Washington, DC: USDOT, annual.

Available since 1994, this report provides an assessment of the nation’s transportation system and the state of transportation statistics.  They analyze trends and recent developments related to travel, movement of freight, system extent and condition, the economic performance of transportation, safety, energy, and the environmental consequences of transportation.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Highway Statistics. Washington, DC: FHWA, annual.

Annual report containing analyzed statistical data on motor fuel; motor vehicles; driver licensing; highway-user taxation; State and local government highway finance; highway mileage, and Federal aid for highways. This data is presented in tabular format as well as selected charts and has been published each year since 1945.

World Motor Vehicle Data Book. Southfield, MI: Ward’s Communications, annual. 

Detailed source for global industry data. Contains sales, production, and economic information for 45 countries.




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