March 19, 2015 - Industry News
February trailer orders dropped well below January figures as backlogs for orders fell for the first time in six months, according to the latest FTR report.
Tags: Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR, Ports, Research, Port Trucking, Stoughton, China, Railroads
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders for January hit 27,300 units returning to normal order rates after an increased rate in the last three months of 2014, according to report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.
Tags: Dry Vans, FTR, Manufacturing, Trailer Orders, Trailers
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
Truck orders remained strong in December with net Class 8 orders at 43,620 units, the third consecutive month above 40,000, according to the latest data from FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Fleets, Truck Orders, FTR
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Freight, FTR, Trailer Orders
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
Commercial truck orders remained strong in North America in November, according to reports from two leading industry research firms, with Class 8 orders racking up the fifth-best month of all time.
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
Net trailer orders in the U.S. hit an all-time record high in October with 46,267 units according to a new report by FTR. The new mark shatters the old high number by 9%
Tags: Reefers, FTR, Flatbed Trailers, Dry Van, Trailer Orders, Research
November 4, 2014 - Industry News
October was the second best month on record for orders of Class 8 trucks, increasing 87% over September to nearly 46,000 units, according to FTR.
Tags: OEM, Truck Orders, FTR, Class 8
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
Trailer orders in September were 32% better than August with net number of 32,111 units ordered for the month, according to a new report by FTR. When compared with September of last year, orders are up 80%.
Tags: Trailers, Truck Orders, FTR, Dry Van
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Near-record-setting Class 8 truck orders of nearly 30,000 in July mean the industry is on track to potentially reach 325,000 Class 8 trucks this year, according to preliminary figures from two industry research groups.
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
The freight transportation forecasting firm FTR has released preliminary data showing June 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 26,255 units, an impressive 41% year-over-year increase and the best June since 2005.
Tags: Research, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
June 24, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking industry forecasting firm FTR has added total trailer forecasts for the Canadian and Mexican markets to its monthly Truck and Trailer Outlook Report.
Tags: Research, Trucks, Trailers, FTR
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
FTR has released preliminary data showing April 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 24,115, 11% below March results. While orders tempered in April 2014 from the torrid pace set in the previous four months, they were 5% above a year ago, continuing the year over year positive comparisons for a fifteenth consecutive month.
Tags: Class 8, FTR
April 4, 2014 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers from two industry data analysts show the number of heavy and medium-duty truck orders in March were solid.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR, OEMs
February 6, 2014 - Industry News
FTR's forecast for the 2014 U.S. Trailer is 240,000 units, a 2.2% increase over 2013. FTR expects dry vans to show a 2% year-over-year increase while reefer vans will remain flat. Flatbeds, dumps and low beds are all expected to show greater increases as construction and manufacturing improve.
Tags: Trailers, FTR
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
January NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,000 units and Class 8 net orders are expected at 34,700 units, when actual data are released mid-month, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Heavy-Duty Trucks, FTR
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
November Class 8 truck orders totaled 20,915, the second consecutive month above the 20,000 mark, according to preliminary data from transportation forecasting firm FTR. However, the company notes that was below expectations.
Tags: Truck Sales, Truck Orders, FTR, Class 8
September 25, 2013 - Industry News
INDIANAPOLIS -- As we continue to see mixed signals from the short-term economy, many are suffering from "stable environment anxiety," said Eric Starks, president of FTR Transportation Intelligence, in a commercial vehicle market update during FTR's Transportation Conference this week in Indianapolis.
Tags: Economy, Class 8, Trailers, Truck Sales, FTR
April 4, 2013 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers for March show Class 8 truck orders dropped slightly from February, but analysts are not concerned by when they see as a temporary dip.
Tags: ACT Research, FTR, Truck Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 8
January 9, 2013 - Industry News
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for November rose almost two full points to a reading of 9.7.
The gain was expected by FTR as conditions impacting trucking will continue to improve in anticipation of a tightened market in 2013
Tags: Industry, FTR, TCI, Sandy, Economy
January 4, 2013 - Industry News
FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck net orders at 20,836 units, just 6% higher than November. This is a 30% drop from the same month a year ago.
While orders were low historically for December, those received in the last three months of 2012 were well above the prior six months. Preliminary order numbers are for all major North American OEMs
Tags: Industry, FTR
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