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  • 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

    Canadian Class 8 orders up 259% y-o-y in January

    February 20, 2018 12:55PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – January Class 8 truck orders were up 121% year-over-year, marking their second-best level in history, according to ACT Research. North American Class 8 orders totaled 49,100-plus units. “The only month in history better than January was a

  • U.S. trucking conditions improving

    September 21, 2017 9:48AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. trucking conditions remained positive in July as capacity tightened, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. Spot rates rose and the impact of an impending electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is beginning to be felt.

  • U.S. trucking conditions deteriorated in June: FTR

    August 24, 2017 6:11AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. fell more than two points in June, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). The lower reading of 4.54 reflects higher costs for labor, fuel, and purchased transport, according to

  • 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,

  • U.S. truck tonnage slips in June

    July 18, 2017 1:13PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. slid 4.3% in June, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The loss comes on the heels of a 6.9% gain in May, and is 1.3% stronger

  • ACT Research pricing index remains positive for fleets

    May 15, 2017 7:33AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says its April pricing index reflects seven consecutive months of positive readings. Though April’s ACT For-Hire Trucking Index reading showed slower growth following the previous month’s three-year high, it continues to show a clear acceleration

  • US trucking conditions poised for upswing: FTR

    May 15, 2017 6:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US deteriorated in March, but rising spot market freight rates suggest capacity may be tightening. The latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) fell to a reading of 2.97 in March, after an upturn

  • Trucking conditions to get better from here: FTR

    March 20, 2017 7:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US remained unchanged in January, but will improve later this year, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The January reading of 2.7 was virtually unchanged from December, but FTR is projecting

  • US trucking moved more than 10 billion tons of freight last year

    August 8, 2016 6:28AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The US trucking industry hauled a record US$726.4 billion in freight last year, according to the latest edition of American Truck Trends, compiled by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That marks two consecutive year that the value

  • Quebec to invest in industrial ports

    March 7, 2016 8:29AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — The government of Quebec has announced it will invest $300 million into the development of industrial ports in the province. The announcement was lauded by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), which hopes to take advantage of the

  • Feature Transportation

    Meet Elias

    December 15, 2015 11:34AM by James Menzies

    The entrepreneur who founded a trucking company, survived the Great Recession and carved out a niche – all before turning 30

  • It’s the “calm before the storm” for US trucking: FTR

    August 18, 2015 8:35AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Current US trucking market conditions could be the calm before next year’s storm, which could see capacity either drastically decreased by an onslaught of productivity-choking new safety regulations or increased due to recession. That’s the message from

  • US trucking conditions still positive, but shippers pushing back on rates: FTR

    April 13, 2015 1:31PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the US remained in “modestly positive territory” in February, as measured by the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The reading of 7.4 reflected a softening capacity utilization thanks to the hours-of-service suspension, as well as