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    Trailer orders remain strong in January

    February 16, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – January net trailer orders were in the 40,000 range for the third consecutive month, according to preliminary data from FTR. If those numbers hold when final numbers are reported, FTR says it will be the first time

  • 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

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    Trailer orders hit all-time high in December: FTR

    January 15, 2018 6:36AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Net trailer orders reached an all-time high of 47,000 units in December, according to preliminary data from FTR. December’s order intake was 10% above November levels and up 38% year-over-year. Total trailer orders for 2017 were 308,000

  • 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

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    Truck orders strong in November

    December 5, 2017 8:13AM by Truck News

    Preliminary North American Class 8 truck orders surpassed 30,000 units for the second consecutive month in November, reaching levels 71% better than a year ago. FTR reported preliminary orders of 32,400 units, just 8% shy of a very strong October.

  • U.S. trucking conditions improving: FTR

    November 15, 2017 10:35AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in September, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which measures several metrics affecting the trucking industry. The index climbed to a reading of 3.5, up more than two points from

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders surged in October

    November 6, 2017 7:18AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders reached 35,700 units in October, marking a 62% month-over-month increase, according to FTR. That’s a 167% increase from October 2016. “Class 8 orders surged in October. The market seems well

  • FTR says goodbye to two long-time analysts

    November 6, 2017 6:48AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR Transportation Intelligence has announced its business relationships with Noel Perry, principle of transportation economics, and Lawrence Gross, president of Gross Transportation Consulting, have come to an end. Perry has served as transportation economist for FTR for

  • 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.

  • News Equipment

    August trailer orders up 9%

    September 19, 2017 10:25AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR has reported final August net trailer orders of 14,600 units, a 9% increase from July. August order activity also marked a 4% improvement year-over-year. All trailer segments saw gains, except for flatbed, which fell on the

  • 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,

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    Class 8 truck orders strengthened in June

    July 6, 2017 7:44AM by Truck News

    Preliminary Class 8 truck orders came in at 17,600 units in June, marking a 7% improvement compared to May and 38% spike year-over-year, according to FTR. The industry forecaster said June’s bounce-back from a surprising May retreat is in line

  • 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