Capacity

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April 19, 2018

Despite Full ELD Enforcement, Truck Capacity Increased

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect.

March 16, 2018

Trailer Orders Fall but Remain Historically High

Trailer orders are expected to hit 32,000 units in February, a number that, if it holds true, would be a record for that month, according to preliminary reports from FTR.

March 12, 2018

FTR: 'Capacity Crisis' Boosting Truck and Trailer Order Forecasts

FTR has increased its Class 8 and trailer order forecasts as a result of increased demand for equipment caused by what the research firm calls a "capacity crisis."

February 16, 2018

Trailer Orders Extend Hot Streak Into 2018

Trailer orders in January will likely breach 39,000 units once the final numbers are tallied, indicating a strong start to 2018.

February 13, 2018

FTR Finds Maxed-Out Capacity in Latest Trucking Conditions Index

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index rebounded in December to a reading of 9.2, reflecting a full capacity environment with strong freight demand.

February 8, 2018

ELD Mandate: Exemptions, Uneven Enforcement Obscure Impact

It’s impossible to gauge the full impact of the electronic logging device mandate yet, between temporary exemptions and a phased-in enforcement period, and in fact we may not know the true effect on the industry until rates soften significantly, according to FTR analysts.

January 25, 2018

Trucking Capacity Crunch Leading to Record Freight Rates

There is increasing evidence that the supply of trucks available to move freight is outpacing demand, based on a flurry of recently released reports – but it’s also helping push freight rates higher. What's behind the capacity crunch?

January 12, 2018

Driver Pay: Making the Grade

The rising economy has whipped up the driver shortage and turnover situation to a froth that can only be smoothed by paying long-haul drivers considerably more — and more smartly.

March 20, 2017

‘Better Year Ahead’ Despite Flat Trucking Conditions Index

FTR has released its Trucking Conditions Index for January, showing an unchanged reading from the month before of 2.7. Conditions are expected to improve in 2017 as a result of a rebounding economic environment.

February 8, 2017

FTR Trucking Index Dips Before Projected Bounce

The FTR Trucking Conditions index declined in December, reflecting soft conditions that affected the industry in the second half of 2016.

December 12, 2016

FTR: Conditions Point to Tightening Capacity

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for October, while currently in low positive territory, remains on course to reflect improving conditions for carriers as capacity tightens from regulations being implemented.

November 22, 2016

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Tightening Capacity

FTR's September Trucking Conditions Index shows a reading of 5.47, down somewhat from August’s reading.

October 26, 2016

Tighter Capacity Fuels Improved Trucking Conditions

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index saw an increase in August fueled by tighter capacity brought about by looming regulations.

September 9, 2016

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Improved Market

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.

August 25, 2016

Truckers Post Available Capacity for Shippers on HaulHound

HaulHound is a free app that allows truckers to post their available empty capacity to shippers can find and fill empty trucks and transport their products.

August 3, 2016

FR8 Revolution Launches Online Freight Management Platform

Provider of cloud-based, data-driven tools for the transportation industry FR8 Revolution has launched FR8.guru, a new platform and marketplace with routing, scheduling and tracking features.

May 16, 2016

Trucking Conditions Falter in Weaker Economic Environment

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.

February 18, 2016

FTR Forecasts Stable Trucking Conditions in 2016

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.

January 19, 2016

Trucking Conditions Point to Potential 2016 Improvements

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.

December 11, 2015

Commentary: 10 Things to Take Away From the Year of the Driver

With another year behind us, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge takes a look back at the year of the driver.

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