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  • 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

  • Conditions for shippers continue to improve

    May 23, 2019 2:24PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in March, reflecting a continued easing of truckload and intermodal rates, according to FTR. The industry forecaster says the outlook is for improved conditions for shippers throughout 2019. “Shippers are benefiting from

  • Shippers Conditions Index reflects balanced freight market

    March 27, 2019 1:02PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The January Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reflected a balanced freight market, FTR reported. The 1.4 reading was slightly lower than December’s 1.8, but remained in positive territory for shippers. FTR forecasts the index to remain close to

  • Conditions improving for shippers: FTR

    January 25, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for shippers continued to improve in November, with softening rates and lower fuel prices. November marked the first positive reading to the FTR Shippers Condition Index in more than two years, and the best since August

  • Worst may be over for shippers: FTR

    December 18, 2018 12:31PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers eased in October, suggesting the worst may be over for them. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index rose to a reading of -2.1 in October, reflecting the best environment for shippers in more than

  • Shipper conditions unchanged in July

    September 26, 2018 12:26PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers remained relatively unchanged in July, staying in moderately negative territory. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) read -9.9 for the month, following a June reading of -9.5. Shippers remain in a “very challenging

  • Conditions for shippers moderating: FTR

    August 24, 2018 1:11PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers moderated in June, but still presented a challenging environment. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) read -9.5 in June, a nearly three-point improvement from the previous month, indicating the worst may be over

  • Shippers shouldn’t expect relief this year: FTR

    July 27, 2018 12:28PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) remained in negative territory in May, with a -12.3 reading. That comes on the heels of April’s all-time-low reading of -13.4, reflecting the worse conditions for shippers ever seen by FTR.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shippers’ technology demands increasing

    October 12, 2017 9:07AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Shippers are demanding greater visibility of their freight movements, and more advanced technologies from their trucking providers. That was a message from carrier executives who participated in a shipper-carrier roundtable at the Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 11.

  • Canadian shippers recognize top carriers

    July 19, 2017 8:01AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Thirty road transport carriers have been recognized by Canadian shippers as winners of the 2017 Shipper’s Choice awards. The awards are coordinated by Canadian Shipper magazine, and recognize carriers that demonstrate performance excellence and regularly exceed shippers’

  • 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

  • CTA provides media toolkit to protect flatdeck drivers

    April 12, 2017 12:06PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has created a multimedia toolkit designed to help prevent driver injuries at workplaces and shipper facilities. The media toolkit includes whiteboard animation videos and digital infographics in English and French, aimed at

  • Fines, RFPs among contentious issues discussed by shippers and carriers

    October 13, 2016 9:16PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – You can’t bring shippers and carriers together under one roof without talk turning, sooner or later, to the contentious subject of requests for proposals (RFPs). It would be like Thanksgiving dinner without the turkey. So it’s no