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    Trailer orders remain weak in July: FTR

    August 13, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR has reported preliminary trailer orders for July totaled 9,000 units, showing continued weakness but up 61% from a “dismal” June. Orders were down 68% compared to July 2018. FTR reports van fleets have already placed their

  • Trucking conditions improved slightly in June: FTR

    August 13, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions improved slightly in June, but remain in negative territory, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). A reading of -0.82 came from strengthening freight demand and lower diesel prices, but was offset by

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    July Class 8 orders lowest since 2010

    August 6, 2019 3:46PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks in North America fell below 10,000 units in July, for the first time since 2010. FTR reported orders of 9,800 units, noting carriers appear to be in no rush to grab

  • U.S. freight environment remains weak

    August 6, 2019 10:09AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. demand for and transportation of goods in the second quarter of 2019 remained weak despite an economic growth of 2.1%, FTR said Tuesday. The freight transportation forecaster estimates that GDP for the Goods Transport Sector rose

  • U.S. trailer orders plunge 42% in June

    July 26, 2019 11:45AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net U.S. trailer orders plunged to 6,047 units in June, down 42% from May, according to market intelligence provider ACT Research. Year-to-date, net orders were 43% below last year, the company said in its monthly report. “This

  • Shippers Conditions Index improves in May

    July 25, 2019 12:36PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Shippers Conditions Index for May improved sharply to a reading of 5.6, nearly four points up from April, freight transportation forecaster FTR reported. Market conditions are the most favorable for shippers in years and are expected

  • U.S. trailer orders plunge to 10-year low in June

    July 19, 2019 8:21AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary U.S. trailer orders for June fell to the lowest level since September 2009 to 5,500 units, freight transportation forecaster FTR reported. It said the orders were down 53% month-over-month, and 70% year-over-year. Dry van orders were

  • U.S. trucking conditions weaken in May

    July 15, 2019 2:19PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the U.S. weakened further in May, falling back nearly two points to a new reading of -2.3, FTR Trucking Conditions Index revealed Monday. The index has been in negative territory since March and reflects

  • Shipper conditions deteriorated in April

    June 24, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers took a step back in April, due to stronger rail rates and higher fuel prices, according to FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index. However, FTR expects the rate environment through 2019 to become more favorable

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    Trailer orders reach lowest point since 2016: FTR

    June 24, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The red-hot trailer market continues to cool, with May orders of 11,700 units marking the lowest total since July 2016. FTR reports orders for 2019 production have come to a halt, as most build slots are already

  • Loadings growth slowing, rates on the decline: FTR

    June 13, 2019 12:30PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates are expected to decrease about 7% this year, primarily driven by the spot market, with contract rates flat to down 1%. That’s the projection from industry forecaster FTR, which held a State of Freight webinar

  • Trucking conditions remained negative in April: FTR

    June 12, 2019 7:43AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved slightly in April, according to the Trucking Conditions Index by FTR, but remained in negative territory. FTR reports the rate environment continues to soften and economic indicators linked to freight are

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    Class 8 truck orders “chilly” in May

    June 7, 2019 9:13AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders “scraped the bottom of the order cycle” in May, according to FTR, coming in at a “chilly” 10,400 units. That’s 29% off April numbers and down 71% year-over-year. It was the weakest month

  • Conditions for shippers continue to improve

    May 23, 2019 2:24PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in March, reflecting a continued easing of truckload and intermodal rates, according to FTR. The industry forecaster says the outlook is for improved conditions for shippers throughout 2019. “Shippers are benefiting from

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    Trailer demand softening

    May 21, 2019 7:58AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders totaled 14,500 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research, which reflected soft demand for the second straight month. “Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several factors appear to