Freight Capacity

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June 20, 2016

Slow Economy Reflected in Lower Freight Shipments, Spending

Although North American freight shipments continued to climb in May, they are still well below those of the last several years, and expenditures for freight fell for the third time in five months, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.

January 28, 2016

Survey: Motor Carriers Expect Stable Growth in 2016

The year now unfolding will be one of “stability for trucking,” contends Transport Capital Partners, given the results of the consultancy’s Q4 survey of motor carrier executives.

January 13, 2016

Class 8 Truck Supply Outstrips Demand in December

The supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand, according to the ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.

January 8, 2016

Commentary: Four Lessons to Learn From 2015

We’ve all heard the saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s one to take to heart looking back at 2015.

June 11, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Falls as Capacity Availability Increases

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.

April 13, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Drops As Capacity Utilization Softens

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.

March 12, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Drops 34%, Still High

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for January dropped 34% month to month to a reading of 7.8. Despite the drop, the index is only slightly below the high average score from 2014.

February 5, 2015

ComFreight Matches Trucking Companies with Freight

ComFreight is a mobile web app that helps match freight with empty truck space. Carriers and independent truckers can use the app to connect with large commercial shippers and freight brokers to fill free capacity.

January 21, 2015

Aljex Debuts Capacity Hub for Proactive Truck Booking

Aljex debuted its Capacity Hub software tool that allows brokers to search online for trucks and gauge spot availability.

January 23, 2014

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Improves in November, but Concerns Linger

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index conditions for November, at -6.0, continued to reflect a negative environment for shippers despite improving for the third straight month after hitting a low point in August.

October 2, 2013

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Steady in July

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.

August 19, 2013

Shippers Index Reflects Minimal Decreases in Truck Freight Capacity

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for June fell only marginally from the previous month to a current reading of -8.1. The minimal change reflects a relatively weak freight environment offsetting increased capacity constraints in advance of the hours-of-service rule implementation.

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