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  • Trucking industry at full utilization: FTR

    July 19, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Truckers remained at full capacity in May, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An index reading of 11.4 reflected full capacity utilization, and FTR projects trucking conditions to improve further as the freight season enters

  • Shippers seeing no relief to capacity, pricing pressures

    July 4, 2018 4:16PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers did not see any capacity or rate relief in April, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index, which reached a new low with a -13.4 reading. But FTR says conditions for shippers may have

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trucking capacity “maxed out”: FTR

    February 13, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in December, with a strong 9.2 reading of the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index reflects a full capacity environment, driven by continued strength in freight demand, FTR reported. The industry

  • Impact of ELD mandate yet to be determined: FTR

    February 8, 2018 1:06PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The full effect of the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on trucking capacity remains to be felt, according to an analysis by industry forecaster FTR. Enforcement across the country is not yet in full effect, and

  • Pressure remains on U.S. shippers: FTR

    February 1, 2018 8:27AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers continue to remain tight, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index in November was marginally better for shippers than in October, with a negative reading of -8.9. FTR says it’s

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders reach three-year high

    January 5, 2018 10:48AM by Truck News

    Preliminary Class 8 truck orders in December reached levels not seen since December 2014, according to industry analysts. ACT Research reported preliminary Class 8 orders of 37,500 units. “The last month of 2017 was the best monthly order intake since

  • Big opportunities await carriers: FTR

    December 12, 2017 12:51PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. spiked in October, with a reading of 9.48, up from 3.5 in September. FTR’s Trucking Condition Index (TCI) rose on a strong economy, along with pressure from hurricane recovery efforts and the

  • Stronger economy, “logical” NAFTA outcome in store: STS

    October 11, 2017 10:54AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The economy should continue to grow in Canada, the U.S., and globally, and logic should prevail during the renegotiation of NAFTA. Those were some of the key messages from leading economists, analysts, and a motor carrier executive

  • U.S. trucking conditions remain favorable: FTR

    July 19, 2017 7:01AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. were unchanged in May, with a positive reading of 7.01 for truckers, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index tracks six major conditions in the U.S. trucking market: freight volumes,