The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 1.8 percent in April from March, declining after an increase in the previous month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). The April 2015 index level (120.4) was 27.2 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.
The level of freight shipments in April measured by the Freight TSI (120.4) was 2.3
percent below the all-time high level of 123.2 in November 2014.
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