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  • Spot market pricing hints of improving conditions for truckers: FTR

    June 19, 2017 8:04AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in April, returning to a mid-positive range, according to the latest Trucking Conditions Index from FTR. The index read 7.03, up more than four points from March. FTR is projecting trucking

  • US trucking conditions poised for upswing: FTR

    May 15, 2017 6:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US deteriorated in March, but rising spot market freight rates suggest capacity may be tightening. The latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) fell to a reading of 2.97 in March, after an upturn

  • Examining the Trump effect on trucking

    May 11, 2017 12:28PM by James Menzies

    One potential impact: Higher costs for truckers

  • Conditions for shippers mostly unchanged in February: FTR

    May 2, 2017 6:49AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for shippers were mostly unchanged in February, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The industry forecaster says the current reading reflects a “somewhat benign environment” ahead of expected capacity tightening. February’s reading of

  • Trucking rates expected to increase this year: FTR

    March 28, 2017 9:53AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the US should prepare to pay more for trucking services, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The industry forecaster says capacity is tightening, but adds that regulatory drag could slow under the

  • Trucking conditions to get better from here: FTR

    March 20, 2017 7:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US remained unchanged in January, but will improve later this year, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The January reading of 2.7 was virtually unchanged from December, but FTR is projecting

  • News Equipment

    Increasing confidence driving new trailer orders: FTR

    March 20, 2017 6:45AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Final February net trailer orders totaled 25,800 units, down 21% from January but 20% better than last February, FTR reports. February orders were the best for that month since 2014. Refrigerated van orders remained at historically high

  • January trailer orders higher than expected

    February 17, 2017 5:56PM by Truck West

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR indicates that final January net trailer orders were strong at 32,800 units, up 86% year-over-year, but down 4% month-over-month. January was the third consecutive month of positive orders, and exceeded expectations, with dry van orders jumping

  • Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR

    January 13, 2017 6:51AM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates in the US will increase by about 4% this year, according to a projection from industry forecaster FTR. In its monthly State of Freight webinar, FTR transportation economist Noel Perry, said truckload contract rate increases

  • Trucking conditions to improve next year: FTR

    December 13, 2016 7:16AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US pulled back slightly in October, ahead of expected market improvements in 2017, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. Current readings of the index are in low positive territory, FTR reports.

  • US trucking conditions moving in carriers’ favor

    November 22, 2016 10:03AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US are improving, which should boost pricing and margins for carriers through the end of next year. That’s according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which came in at 5.47 in September,

  • Rate increases next year could exceed expectations: FTR

    November 10, 2016 2:07PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The latest forecast from FTR suggests it’ll be more of the same next year for the US economy, growth at a rate of about 2%. However, Bill Witte, economic expert with FTR, said during a webinar today

  • Impact of Trump election on trucking won’t be immediate: FTR

    November 9, 2016 2:52PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Industry analyst FTR issued a note today, suggesting there will be a limited short-term impact to the overall US economy and transport industry as a result of last night’s election result. The forecaster notes President Elect Donald

  • US truckers doing ‘okay’: FTR

    August 9, 2016 8:21AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — US trucking conditions remained lackluster in June, according to FTR’s latest Trucking Conditions Index. “While not overly positive, the June TCI reading of 2.9 indicates that trucking operators are still doing okay – not great, but okay,”

  • Trucking stuck in neutral as inventory-to-sales ratios remain high: FTR

    July 14, 2016 12:41PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — High inventories and loosening capacity are making it difficult for transportation companies to raise rates. Jonathan Starks, chief operating officer of FTR, explained during a State of Freight webinar today inventory cycles are one of the variables