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  • Conditions improving for shippers: FTR

    January 25, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for shippers continued to improve in November, with softening rates and lower fuel prices. November marked the first positive reading to the FTR Shippers Condition Index in more than two years, and the best since August

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    Trailer orders smashed previous records in 2018

    January 16, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It’s official: 2018 was by far the best year ever for trailer orders. FTR reported data showing the year ended with 28,000 units ordered in December, a 38% drop from November, but enough to bring the year’s

  • Trucking conditions bounce back in November

    January 11, 2019 9:45AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Deteriorating trucking conditions bounced back in November, thanks to a slightly firmer rate environment and lower diesel prices, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index rebounded 2.5 points from October, to 5.84. The reading

  • Freight market returning to ‘normal’: FTR

    January 10, 2019 12:01PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The fundamentals driving 2019 freight demand remain “relatively healthy” and should result in a growing, but not explosive, transport sector. That was the assessment of Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who addressed the topic during

  • Worst may be over for shippers: FTR

    December 18, 2018 12:31PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers eased in October, suggesting the worst may be over for them. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index rose to a reading of -2.1 in October, reflecting the best environment for shippers in more than

  • Trucking conditions dropped sharply since August: FTR

    December 14, 2018 12:26PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued to slide in October, to a reading of 3.17 on the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. That marks a significant drop since August, when it was in double digits. The index has

  • Trucking to grow at slower pace: FTR

    December 13, 2018 12:24PM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The surge in truck loadings seen in 2017 and into 2018 has begun to subside, and trucking’s growth is expected to slow in 2019, according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR. Speaking during FTR’s State

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders slide as OEMs’ 2019 order boards fill up

    December 5, 2018 10:56AM by Truck News

    Class 8 orders fell sharply in November, to 27,500 units, marking the end of five consecutive months exceeding 40,000 units, according to preliminary data from FTR. November marked the lowest total this year, and the weakest month since September 2017.

  • Shippers seeing slowly improving conditions: FTR

    November 27, 2018 12:32PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in September, and should improve further into 2019, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI). The September reading was -7.6, still strongly in truckers’ favor, but was more than a

  • Have trucking conditions peaked?

    November 12, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. worsened in September, to their lowest level in a year, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. It’s the first time the index, at 4.58, has fallen to single digits since December

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders shatter all-time high in September

    October 16, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    Preliminary trailer orders in September totaled 56,000 units, setting an all-time high over the previous record in October 2014 by more than 10,000 trailers. September’s orders were up 59% from August and 133% year-over-year, according to FTR. It reports that

  • Pro carrier environment sustained through August: FTR

    October 15, 2018 2:59PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) dropped in August, but still reflected a very positive carrier environment. The moderation seen in August reflected some freight rate stabilization and continued incremental capacity additions, FTR reported. Freight demand remains

  • U.S. economy should remain strong: FTR

    October 11, 2018 12:26PM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The U.S. economy is “in a good place” and expected to stay there through 2019. That was the assessment of Bill Witte, senior economist with FTR, who gave an economic update to subscribers during a State of

  • News Equipment

    Third quarter the best ever for Class 8 orders

    October 4, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    Fleets rushed to secure truck availability in September, with preliminary data showing orders for 42,300 units, according to FTR. That set an all-time high for the third quarter, with 146,800 orders, and September was the 10th best month ever. FTR

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    Intermodal Dash added to FTR’s Intelcast

    October 1, 2018 4:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    FTR’s new Intermodal Dash, recently added the company’s Intelcast platform, offers users new insights into the intermodal marketplace. Intelcast, which builds on FTR’s Freightcast model for forecasting freight demand, lets subscribers adjust data variables and view results immediately. The resulting