Freight index down 0.5 percent

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The Freight Transportation Services Index fell 0.5 percent to 112.6 in June, the first decline in three months, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported.

The June 2005 level is still 1.1 percent higher than the June 2004 level.

The overall TSI, which includes all for-hire transportation including pipelines and passenger services, also fell for the first time in three months. The overall index dropped 0.6 percent to 112.0.