Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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Strong gains in factory output, especially automotive manufacturing, helped drive U.S. truck tonnage up in July, the American Trucking Associations said. The ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3 percent in July from June, and 3.6 percent year-over-year.

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