The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.3% in September from August, rising for the second consecutive month to its second highest all-time level, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS).

From September 2021 to September 2022 the index rose 4.8% (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).