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.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
February 12, 2016 - Industry News
FTR transportation expert Noel Perry told an audience at the AmericQuest Symposium that trucking currently is outperforming the broader economy, and there are both good and bad economic indicators at play.
Tags: Economy, FTR
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
The November FTR Trucking Conditions Index jumped by more than three points to a reading of 8.64, possibly pointing to improvements for truckers in 2016, according to FTR.
January 6, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders rebounded while Class 5-7 orders remained strong in December, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
The October FTR index fell by more than three points from September to a reading of 5.06, in line with previous predications from FTR.
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
More gloom than boom, but no doom sums up the economic outlook for 2016 presented by FTR economists in the latest State of Freight webinar hosted by the research and analysis firm.
Tags: FTR, U.S. Economy, Economy
November 12, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index declined from the previous month’s number to a reading of 8.46 in September. The reading in August was the highest of 2015 so far.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA
September 11, 2015 - Industry News
GDP growth in the second quarter could drive improvements in freight and FTR is forecasting double digit positive Trucking Conditions Index readings by the end of the year.
August 12, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index measure for May dropped to a three-year low of 4.91 due to softer capacity, pricing, and fuel prices. The index is expected to move into significantly more positive territory as the anticipated regulatory drag in 2016 and 2017 dramatically tightens capacity.
Tags: Trucking Conditions Index, Economy, FTR
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell 9% to a reading of 6.7 in April, weakened by more available capacity and less pressure on rates.
Tags: Economy, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Capacity
May 27, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders saw a large decrease in April with just 17,700 units, dropping 19% compared to March and down 30% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell slightly in March to a reading of 7.3, reflecting lessened demand for truck services and normalizing fuel costs.
Tags: Economy, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Manufacturing
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
April Class 8 truck orders were down compared to March as well as to the previous year, according to preliminary data, but the drop was not unexpected.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR, ACT Research
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for February fell slightly in February to a reading of 7.4, reflecting a softening capacity utilization caused by fluctuating diesel prices and the suspension of controversial provisions of the 34-hour restart.
Tags: HOS, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Capacity, Freight Rates, Hours of Service
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.
Tags: Economy, Freight, FTR, Spot Freight
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