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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trucking conditions to improve next year: FTR

    December 13, 2016 7:16AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US pulled back slightly in October, ahead of expected market improvements in 2017, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. Current readings of the index are in low positive territory, FTR reports.

  • US trucking conditions moving in carriers’ favor

    November 22, 2016 10:03AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US are improving, which should boost pricing and margins for carriers through the end of next year. That’s according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which came in at 5.47 in September,

  • US trucking conditions worsen

    July 14, 2016 7:51AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the US have deteriorated to their worst state since 2011, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The May reading of 1.69 was down nearly five points from the previous month. FTR says

  • Trucking conditions weaken, but capacity crisis expected in 2017

    June 11, 2015 4:16PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the US softened in April, reflecting some weakness in the sector, according to FTR’s latest Trucking Conditions Index. The April reading fell 9% from the previous month. FTR says the weakening was primarily due

  • US trucking conditions still positive, but shippers pushing back on rates: FTR

    April 13, 2015 1:31PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the US remained in “modestly positive territory” in February, as measured by the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The reading of 7.4 reflected a softening capacity utilization thanks to the hours-of-service suspension, as well as

  • US trucking conditions improved in November: FTR

    January 12, 2015 8:33AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trucking conditions in the US improved in November, thanks to falling diesel prices and strong holiday freight volumes, FTR reports. The FTR Trucking Conditions Index read 8.98 in November reflecting tight capacity and favourable conditions for truckers.