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FTR


  • Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

    June 20, 2018 11:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable conditions to improve into Q3

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    Trailer orders strong through May

    June 12, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders totaled 21,200 units in May, according to FTR, reflecting a seasonal drop but continuing strong levels. Trailer orders have now totaled 335,000 units in the past 12 months, FTR reports. If OEMs can keep

  • Shippers still coping with tight capacity, rising rates

    May 24, 2018 2:21PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers are continuing to struggle in a tight market, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index remained in double-digit negative territory at -10.5 in March, FTR reported, reflecting a tough operating environment. Conditions

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders remain “red hot”

    May 10, 2018 8:27PM by Truck News

    Trailer orders remained strong in April, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 22,000 units, reflecting a 20% decline from March, but an expected seasonal adjustment. Trailer orders were up 10% year-over-year. FTR said

  • Hot flatbed segment leading the market

    May 10, 2018 11:52AM by James Menzies

    The flatbed sector is leading the way for a surging U.S. trucking industry. That was the assessment of FTR, which addressed the implications of a tight trucking market in its most recent State of Freight webinar May 10. “Flatbed is

  • Shippers dealing with “pro-carrier environment”: FTR

    April 26, 2018 9:25AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions remained tight for U.S. shippers in February, with the FTR Shippers Conditions Index reflecting an unfavorable environment. Regulatory pressures coupled with slowly increasing capacity in a hot freight market, put upward pressure on rates, FTR reports.

  • Trucking conditions have never been better: FTR

    April 16, 2018 12:05PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions have never been better, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The February index reached its highest reading since it was developed in 1992. The Truck Loading Index is expected to grow 4-6% year-over-year

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continue to be strong

    April 16, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders totaled 27,500 units in March, according to preliminary data from FTR. That reflects a typical seasonal decline, down 16% from February, but orders remained historically strong with order activity at the highest level for the

  • News Equipment

    Fleets scrambling to secure Class 8 build slots

    April 4, 2018 8:36AM by Truck News

    Preliminary North American Class 8 orders totaled 46,300 units according to FTR, marking the third best month ever. They came in 15% above February’s tally and are up 103% year-over-year. Class 8 orders for the first quarter were the largest

  • No relief in sight for shippers: FTR

    March 29, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. continue to face a tough capacity and rate environment, with no relief in sight. That’s according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index by FTR, which came in a -11.1 rating. FTR projects rate

  • Carriers seeing most favorable rate environment in 14 years: FTR

    March 22, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued their upturn in January, as demand remained well above supply according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An 11.5 reading showed maxed out capacity and rate increases for carriers. Trucking conditions

  • News Equipment

    February trailer orders “red hot”: FTR

    March 16, 2018 9:43AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – February marked a record month for trailer orders, according to preliminary data from FTR. Orders came in at 32,000 units, a 24% year-over-year increase but 20% off January 2018 orders. But it marked the fifth consecutive month

  • News Equipment

    FTR boosts truck, trailer demand outlook

    March 12, 2018 10:21AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR is significantly increasing its outlook for Class 8 and commercial trailer shipments. It is now pegging North American Class 8 factory shipments for 2018 at 330,000 units, and commercial trailers at 334,400 units. The

  • U.S. shippers feeling the pinch

    February 22, 2018 10:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. are experiencing tight capacity and higher trucking prices, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The index remained in negative territory at -8.8 in December, unchanged from November’s reading. “The question

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders remain strong in January

    February 16, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – January net trailer orders were in the 40,000 range for the third consecutive month, according to preliminary data from FTR. If those numbers hold when final numbers are reported, FTR says it will be the first time