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  • 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

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    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,

  • Spot market pricing hints of improving conditions for truckers: FTR

    June 19, 2017 8:04AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in April, returning to a mid-positive range, according to the latest Trucking Conditions Index from FTR. The index read 7.03, up more than four points from March. FTR is projecting trucking

  • Conditions for shippers mostly unchanged in February: FTR

    May 2, 2017 6:49AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for shippers were mostly unchanged in February, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The industry forecaster says the current reading reflects a “somewhat benign environment” ahead of expected capacity tightening. February’s reading of

  • Overcapacity remains, but ELD mandate will help: Titanium

    March 28, 2017 11:53AM by James Menzies

    BOLTON, Ont. – Overcapacity and pressure on pricing made 2016 a challenging year for Titanium Transportation, but the stage is now set for it to resume its growth. Ted Daniel, CEO of Titanium, addressed analysts last week to discuss 2016

  • Trucking rates expected to increase this year: FTR

    March 28, 2017 9:53AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the US should prepare to pay more for trucking services, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The industry forecaster says capacity is tightening, but adds that regulatory drag could slow under the

  • FTR warns shippers trucking capacity to tighten

    January 27, 2017 6:53AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR is warning shippers to develop contingency plans, as trucking capacity is expected to tighten through 2017. Its Shippers Condition Index (SCI) remained in slightly positive territory in November, with a reading of 1.4. But

  • More freight, fewer trucks seen in December: TransCore

    January 20, 2017 7:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian capacity tightened dramatically in December, according to spot market data tracked by TransCore Link Logistics. December cross-border load volumes were “exceptional,” TransCore reports, marking the highest year-over-year increase in recorded history for the month of December.

  • Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR

    January 13, 2017 6:51AM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates in the US will increase by about 4% this year, according to a projection from industry forecaster FTR. In its monthly State of Freight webinar, FTR transportation economist Noel Perry, said truckload contract rate increases

  • Trucking conditions to improve next year: FTR

    December 13, 2016 7:16AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US pulled back slightly in October, ahead of expected market improvements in 2017, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. Current readings of the index are in low positive territory, FTR reports.