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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.

October 24, 2016

Tighter Utilization Boosts Intermodal Competitive Index

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.

October 18, 2016

Volatile Truck Tonnage Index Falls 5.8%

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonal adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shrank 5.8% in September, erasing the 5% increase of the month before.

October 12, 2016

Analysis: Welcome to the New Normal

When are truck freight levels, pricing and even the economy going to be at the level we are accustomed to seeing? Evan Lockridge recaps the FTR Transportation Conference for his Oct. magazine column.

September 29, 2016

Tech Startup Overhaul Launches Online Marketplace for Shippers

Austin-based startup Overhaul has released a mobile app and online marketplace designed for the unique requirements of enterprise shipping.

September 16, 2016

Intermodal Volume Unexpectedly Weak in July

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

For-Hire Freight Movements Hit New Record High Level

New U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of for-hire freight rose 1.6% in July from June, the fourth consecutive monthly gain and a new record high.

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 23, 2016

Truck Tonnage Hits Lowest Level in 9 Months

Truck tonnage in July hit its lowest level since October 2015, per the most recent American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

August 10, 2016

ATRI Offers Strategies to Fight Congestion

Trucking industry research organization ATRI recently led the development of two primers for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Integrated Corridor Management program.

August 5, 2016

CAGTC: Critical Freight Infrastructure Ignored by DOT Grants

The advocacy group Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors is calling out the Department of Transportation for not granting enough funding money to critical freight-hub projects.

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, a new platform and marketplace with routing, scheduling and tracking features.

July 28, 2016

Trucks Move Bigger Slice of NAFTA Freight, Overall Value Keeps Falling

A new Transportation Department report shows trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, in May compared to the year before. But declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.1% decrease in the dollar value of cross-border freight, totaling $89 billion.

July 26, 2016

Investors Show Increased Interest in Uber-Like Trucking Startups

Money is lending credibility to a new crop of Uber-like trucking startups, with two large investment firms recently spending millions of dollars to fund the startups Transfix and CargoX.

July 19, 2016

Truck Tonnage Index Seesaws Downward in June

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped by 1.5% in June, following a nearly 3% gain in May.

July 13, 2016

Total For-Hire Shipments Rise Despite Trucking Decline

A U.S. Transportation Department measure of the amount of freight carried by the nation's for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in May from April, the second consecutive monthly gain, and is just 1.5% below the all-time high level hit in December 2014.

July 7, 2016

Carrier Logistics Integration Offers Alternative to EDI

Carrier Logistics will give carriers an alternative option for electronic data interchange feeds through a new integration with project44, the company has announced.

June 24, 2016

Trailers Orders Down 14% in May

Trailer orders fell nearly 14% month over month in May, coming close to earlier projections for a seasonal slowdown.

June 21, 2016

May Was A Good Month for Truck Tonnage

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased in May following two consecutive months of decreases.



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