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  • 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.

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    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,

  • News Equipment

    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

  • 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

  • Examining the Trump effect on trucking

    May 11, 2017 12:28PM by James Menzies

    One potential impact: Higher costs for truckers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    Increasing confidence driving new trailer orders: FTR

    March 20, 2017 6:45AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Final February net trailer orders totaled 25,800 units, down 21% from January but 20% better than last February, FTR reports. February orders were the best for that month since 2014. Refrigerated van orders remained at historically high

  • January trailer orders higher than expected

    February 17, 2017 5:56PM by Truck West

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR indicates that final January net trailer orders were strong at 32,800 units, up 86% year-over-year, but down 4% month-over-month. January was the third consecutive month of positive orders, and exceeded expectations, with dry van orders jumping

  • 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