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  • No relief in sight for shippers: FTR

    March 29, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. continue to face a tough capacity and rate environment, with no relief in sight. That’s according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index by FTR, which came in a -11.1 rating. FTR projects rate

  • More than 80% of carriers optimistic about 2018: TransCore

    March 28, 2018 9:36AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian carriers and brokers benefited from a strong market in 2017, and are optimistic about the current year, according to a new report from TransCore Link Logistics. TruckTalk: Load volumes, investments, profit margins summarizes findings from a

  • Carriers seeing most favorable rate environment in 14 years: FTR

    March 22, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued their upturn in January, as demand remained well above supply according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An 11.5 reading showed maxed out capacity and rate increases for carriers. Trucking conditions

  • Fleets negotiating better rates, raising pay

    March 19, 2018 2:26PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Fleets have negotiating power and are increasing driver pay, according to findings from the latest ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index. The index also shows fleet equipment purchase intentions are strong. “February’s index reading suggests that equipment demand

  • U.S. shippers feeling the pinch

    February 22, 2018 10:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. are experiencing tight capacity and higher trucking prices, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The index remained in negative territory at -8.8 in December, unchanged from November’s reading. “The question

  • U.S. trucking prices reach new highs: ACT Research

    February 20, 2018 7:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says U.S. truck pricing tracked by its Freight Rate Index reached a record high. “Clearly, the pendulum of pricing power rests with truckers as 2018 contract negotiations with shippers are getting under way,” said Tim

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fuel surcharges increased in November: CGFI

    January 31, 2018 2:33PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian shippers paid 0.87% more to move their goods via ground transportation in November, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The total base rate decreased 0.4%. Average fuel surcharges went up in November, accounting

  • Canadian transportation costs slipped in October: Nulogx

    January 4, 2018 8:30AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers declined 1% in October, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index by Nulogx. The base rate was down 1.3% from September, while fuel accounted for 14.63% of

  • Truckers have “upper hand” in rate negotiations: ACT

    December 18, 2017 7:44AM by Truck News

    COLUBMUS, Ind. – ACT Research has indicated its For-Hire Trucking Index rose faster than capacity for the 11th straight month, and the expectation is that contract rates for truckers will continue to improve. “The wide spread between freight and capacity

  • Morrice Transportation hikes pay rates

    December 13, 2017 7:11AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Morrice Transportation has announced it’s hiking pay rates for drivers. The increases, set to go into effect Jan. 1, will be about five cents a mile. “I have had multiple drivers call to ask me about the

  • 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

  • Titanium gives drivers a raise

    November 27, 2017 11:17AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Trucking Services has announced it is increasing driver and owner-operator pay, to help achieve its growth plan for 2018. Owner-operator rates are increasing by 5% of revenue and company drivers will get up to a six

  • Canadian ground transportation costs slid in August: CGFI

    October 25, 2017 7:48PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ground transportation costs for Canadian shippers decreased 0.3% in August compared to July, according to the Canadian General Freight Index from Nulogx. The base rate fell 0.1%, according to the index, while fuel as a percentage of