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  • 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

  • Product Uncategorized

    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

  • Shipper conditions unchanged in July

    September 26, 2018 12:26PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers remained relatively unchanged in July, staying in moderately negative territory. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) read -9.9 for the month, following a June reading of -9.5. Shippers remain in a “very challenging

  • Trucking conditions among the best since 2004

    September 24, 2018 2:01PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. are at among their strongest since early 2004, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). The July reading of 14.04 reflected the second strongest month the industry has seen since early

  • News Equipment

    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

  • How will 3D printing affect the supply chain?

    September 13, 2018 5:19PM by James Menzies

    And why is UPS investing in it?

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders: They’re magnificent and they’re real

    September 13, 2018 1:56PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Truck orders have been strong all year, but just how strong have they been? “Four of the top five order months ever have occurred this year,” said Don Ake, FTR vice-president of commercial vehicles, in an update

  • The struggle is real

    September 12, 2018 3:22PM by James Menzies

    Shippers struggling as rates increase, capacity decreases

  • ‘Tortoise recovery’ expected to continue

    September 12, 2018 12:39PM by James Menzies

    No signs a recession is looming

  • News Equipment

    Making the case for solar

    September 11, 2018 2:29PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just 200 trailers with solar panels on their roofs would generate enough power to supply 3,200 residential homes if that power were fed back into the grid. Jeff Kauffman of Tahoe Ventures, speaking at the FTR Transportation

  • Conditions for shippers moderating: FTR

    August 24, 2018 1:11PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers moderated in June, but still presented a challenging environment. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) read -9.5 in June, a nearly three-point improvement from the previous month, indicating the worst may be over

  • Trucking conditions to remain strong for next year: FTR

    August 20, 2018 1:15PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking capacity remains extremely tight, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which remained unchanged from May in June. Conditions for truckers are at their most favorable, the index suggests, with the capacity crunch at its