December 5, 2016 - Industry News
There was a significant and expected increase in Class 8 truck order activity during the month of November, according to preliminary numbers from FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
November 22, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's September Trucking Conditions Index shows a reading of 5.47, down somewhat from August’s reading.
Tags: Regulations, Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, Donald Trump
November 10, 2016 - Industry News
Economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for at least six months. Not because the 45th President of the United States won’t accomplish anything right away, but because the wheels of government don’t spin any faster for a new Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, FTR, Donald Trump
November 3, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders are projected to be essentially flat in October when compared to September, according to preliminary numbers from analysts at ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
October 26, 2016 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index saw an increase in August fueled by tighter capacity brought about by looming regulations.
Tags: Utilization, Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
October 24, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index rebounded in August to a reading of 2.16, easing some of the concerns of the previous month’s weak reading, according to FTR.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, FTR
September 16, 2016 - Industry News
Changes on the way for trucking could be as sweeping as the deregulation of the early 1980s or the invention of the Interstate Highway System, according to analysts with FTR at the company's transportation conference.
Tags: FTR, Intermodal, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index fell more than three points from June to a reading of 0.6 in July, a large drop that nearly brought the ICI into negative territory.
September 15, 2016 - Industry News
INDIANAPOLIS -- Expect big changes over the years in the way trucking and supply chains are managed, including turning it upside down. That was one of the messages those attending the FTR Transportation Conference heard Thursday morning.
Tags: Information Technology, FTR, Commercial Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization
September 14, 2016 - Industry News
While a recovery for freight and the overall U.S. economy is in the cards for the fourth quarter of the year, those attending the first sessions of the FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday were also told by experts they should not expect a huge boom.
Tags: Economy, Recession, Events, FTR, Business Inventories
September 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improved in July reflecting improved market prospects as a result of moderate economic growth and a regulatory environment that is tightening capacity.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
August 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reveals that trucking conditions in June showed few signs of improvement due to slow freight and a lull in new regulations.
Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, ELD Mandate
August 3, 2016 - Industry News
It looks like July was another off month for Class 8 truck orders as industry analysts are predicting some of the lowest numbers since 2010.
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index dropped in May reflecting a domestic intermodal sector that is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, FTR
July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.
June 8, 2016 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for April was up over the previous month, but still not significantly better-- reflecting soft market conditions affecting the trucking sector.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
June 3, 2016 - Industry News
Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
May 16, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index fell by nearly 50% in March as a weak economy during the first quarter of 2016 negatively impacted the freight market.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, Freight Rates
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
FTR has launched the Truck Dealers Market Report, a monthly, 8-page report that includes current information, statistics and analysis on medium- and heavy-duty market trends that directly impact truck dealers.
Tags: Market Trends, FTR, Truck Dealers
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's new Intermodal Competitive Index indicated that intermodal conditions were generally positive but not stellar.
Tags: Industry Research, Intermodal, FTR
April 20, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. trailer net order numbers in March missed analyst projections, coming in well below expectations, according to FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
April 14, 2016 - Industry News
The changes currently happening in technology and automation are likely to change trucking as profoundly as the development of the Interstate Highway System, predicted Noel Perry Thursday in FTR’s monthly State of Freight webinar.
Tags: FTR, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- The U.S. economy is "nowhere near” slipping into recession. But the economy is sending mixed signals, so what's going to happen to freight demand over the next several months? FTR's Eric Starks shared his insights at the MATS Fleet Forum Wednesday.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Freight, FTR, Economic Forecast, U.S. Economy
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
February 18, 2016 - Industry News
FTR is forecasting stable trucking conditions for 2016 after its Trucking Conditions Index rose more than two points in December to a reading of 10.88.
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