November shippers index improved but still in the red
BLOOMINGTON, IN - FTR's Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for November 2014 stood at -3.2 - a number that reflects the easing of capacity tightness combined with a significant drop in fuel prices. The Shippers Conditions Index is a compilation of factors affecting the shippers transport environment. Any reading below zero indicates a less-than-ideal environment for shippers. While capacity conditions improved in the fourth quarter of 2014, it is still a negative factor, along with rising rates that will continue to impact shippers throughout 2015.