December 10, 2013 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.18 in October, while down marginally from the previous month, remains high due to capacity tightness from regulatory drag.
Tags: FTR, TCI
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
FTR has hired Don Ake as vice president of commercial vehicles. In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product.
Tags: Leadership, FTR
November 10, 2013 - Industry News
A monthly analysis of seasonality trends is the latest feature to be added to FTR's Intermodal Update publication. This new feature will provide a detailed view each month of the how current performance and seasonal patterns compare to those seen over the past ten years.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR
November 7, 2013 - Industry News
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.97 in September continues to show a positive environment for trucking. The index is expected to peak in October after which the full impact of the newly enacted hours-of-service rules negatively affect trucking.
Tags: HOS, FTR, TCI
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
FTR and ACT Research released preliminary data showing October Class 8 net orders were up for October. FTR reported that Class 8 preliminary orders rose 39% from September to 25,960 units.
Tags: ACT Research, FTR, Class 8 Orders, Truck Sales
October 11, 2013 - Industry News
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.52 in August is a full point improvement from the July reading.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, FTR, TCI, Freight
October 2, 2013 - Industry News
FTR's Shippers Conditions Index for July, with a reading of -8.3, was basically unchanged from the previous month reflecting relatively modest freight volume growth combined with some capacity constraints caused by new regulations.
Tags: FTR, SCI, Freight capacity
September 12, 2013 - Industry News
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 8.41 in July reflects a 30% improvement over the previous month’s reading. The jump reflects the indexes forward look at an expected pricing uptick for truckers this fall as capacity tightens with regulatory effects and decent freight demand.
Tags: FTR, TCI, Capacity
August 13, 2013 - Industry News
As compared to the previous month’s revised index, June improved more than 30%. FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for June at 6.46 reflects a significantly revised index which now includes a factor for truckload pricing and an update to historical data.
June 11, 2013 - Industry News
To sum up the general economic outlook for the upcoming months in one sentence: More of the same for 2013 and then better in 2014. That is how FTR Associates Senior Consultant Bill Witte predicted the overall economy will be in the near future at the recent State of Freight Summit held by FTR.
Tags: Economy, driver shortage, FTR, State of Freight
April 23, 2013 - Industry News
FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for February fell over two points following a similar decline in January. The current reading of -9.5 reflects an expectation for increasingly difficult conditions for shippers as 2013 progresses, which is good news for trucking companies.
Tags: FTR, SCI
March 15, 2013 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for January as reported in the March 2013 Trucking Update jumped 2.2 points from the previous month to a new reading of 10.6.
February 14, 2013 - Industry News
FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of -4.9 reflecting tightening capacity, which is expected to get significantly worse by mid-2013.
February 7, 2013 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of 8.38, which the transportation forecasting group says is reflective of the current good environment for truckers.
Tags: Economy, Hours of Service, FTR, rates, Trucking Conditions Index
January 21, 2013 - Industry News
FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index for November fell marginally from October to a reading of -5.3, the precursor to what is expected to be a more challenging environment for shippers -- meaning more leverage for truckers -- in 2013
Tags: Economy, FTR, Shippers
December 19, 2012 - Industry News
FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for October improved month-over-month by nearly two points to a reading of -5.0, but FTR analysts predict the pendulum will soon swing back toward the carriers' side of the equation
Tags: Economy, FTR, SCI
December 12, 2012 - Industry News
FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index started to rise significantly in September as expected. It recorded a 65% increase over the August index numbers to a level of 9.6, before giving back some of that gain in October, easing to a reading of 7.9
Tags: Economy, FTR, Drivers
December 5, 2012 - Industry News
November truck orders dropped from October's unexpectedly high level, and are expected to be around 20,000 units for Class 8 when final numbers come in
Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
November 19, 2012 - Industry News
FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for September basically remained unchanged from August with a reading of 6.9, indicating stable but slightly tight truck capacity
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