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  • U.S. truck tonnage steady in September

    October 22, 2019 12:10PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage rose 0.2% in September, after a 4% decline in August. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) noted its index tracks contract freight, which is holding up better than the spot market. “This was the first

  • Trucking environment ‘mediocre’ for carriers: FTR

    October 11, 2019 11:20AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The environment for carriers was “mediocre” in August, according to FTR’s latest Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). Active truck utilization edged down to 87.4%, and is expected to remain below the 10-year average of 91% through 2020, FTR

  • Spot market pressures to persist: ACT

    October 10, 2019 1:09PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Spot market pressure is expected to persist, as more trucking capacity comes online, according to ACT Research’s Freight Forecast. The industry forecaster said it expects excess capacity to exert more downward pressure on truckload spot rates. “The

  • What shippers want

    October 7, 2019 3:18PM by James Menzies

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Communication, and real-time freight visibility are two priorities for shippers when selecting carriers to haul their freight. These expectations are increasing, especially in an environment where capacity is suddenly abundant. Several shippers came together at an

  • Shipper conditions remained positive in July

    October 1, 2019 12:36PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers cooled in July to a still-positive 4.3 reading, according to FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index. The index pulled back from a reading of 8.8 in June, reflecting a mixed freight environment with the industrial

  • U.S. truck tonnage dips, but trend still positive

    September 24, 2019 12:29PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage remained volatile in August, dropping 3.2% on the heels of a 6.2% gain in July, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 4.1% year-over-year and year-to-date

  • Trucking conditions moved positive in July

    September 19, 2019 9:20AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved slightly in July, with a reading just above neutral at 0.28. Lower diesel prices offset the effects of lower capacity utilization, pushing the index into positive territory for the first time

  • Canadian spot market sees more trucks per load in July

    August 16, 2019 7:25AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Loads were down, trucks were up in the spot market in July, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. There was a 9% decline in loads compared to June, with 15% more truck capacity chasing

  • 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

  • Truck tonnage fell in June: ATA

    July 23, 2019 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage decreased 1.1% in June, on the heels of a 4% decline the month before. “Tonnage continues to show resilience as it posted the 26th year-over-year increase despite falling for the second straight month

  • 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

  • Spot market load volumes increased in May

    June 11, 2019 10:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian spot market heated up in May, with load volumes rising against a lesser increase in truck volumes. TransCore Link Logistics reported daily average load postings surged 9% the week after an announcement to end steel

  • Trucking conditions turn negative

    May 14, 2019 10:08AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. dipped into negative territory in March, for the first time in several years. The -1.18 rating reflected softening rates, and sluggish freight demand, according to FTR. Active truck utilization and the truckload

  • Record number of trucks in Canada’s spot market

    May 13, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – There were more trucks chasing loads in Canada’s spot market in April than an any other month in history, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Meanwhile, load postings took an expected turn down compared to March, but the

  • Likelihood of freight recession increasing: ACT

    May 10, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The risk of a freight recession is rising, according to the latest ACT Freight Forecast from ACT Research. “Freight remains soft, as expected, and while we see reasons for recovery in the second half of 2019, escalating