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August 22, 2017

Increased Costs Could Mean Less Favorable Trucking Conditions

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell by more than two points in June as a result of increased costs for labor, fuel, and equipment, reflecting less favorable conditions for trucking.

August 16, 2017

Trailer Orders Decline But Meet Expectations

The final trailer order numbers for the month of July have been released by transportation industry analysts FTR and ACT Research, showing a steep decline from the previous month, but an increase overall compared to last year.

August 3, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in July

Class 8 truck orders are expected to increase in July compared to the previous month and previous year, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

July 18, 2017

Trailer Orders Jump 12% In June

The final net trailer order numbers for the month of June have been published by FTR, showing a 12% increase from the previous month.

July 18, 2017

Truckstop.com Taps Perry as Chief Economist

FTR and Truckstop.com have announced that Noël Perry, a partner at FTR, will lead the economic analysis for Truckstop.com, assuming the role of chief economist for the load board and technology company.

June 20, 2017

FTR: The Economics of 33' Trailers Only Benefit a Few Markets

FTR released a new report detailing the economics of using twin 33-foot trailers, showing that only in specific cases would the extra capacity lead to a benefit. However, for those fleets, the increase would be worth it.

June 19, 2017

Improved Freight Demand Could Increase Equipment Purchases

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed improving freight demand while ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that fleets were looking to buy new equipment.

May 15, 2017

Trucking Conditions Index Falls Despite Positive Environment

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell slightly in March despite positive economic conditions, reversing an upturn from the previous month – but capacity is expected to tighten.

May 3, 2017

Class 8 Orders Climb 4% in April

Class 8 truck orders had a solid month in April, meeting expectations and beating the previous month, according to early numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

April 18, 2017

Despite Seasonal Decline, Trailer Orders Stay Strong

Despite falling compared to the previous month, net trailer orders in March remained robust, posting significant gains compared to last year.

April 10, 2017

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for February Moves Up in Expectation of Tightened Market

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for February took a positive step, as the company's analysts expect the index to approach a double digit positive reading by the end of the year due to the combination of freight growth and still-planned regulatory headwinds in 2017.

April 5, 2017

FTR, ACT Report Steady Growth for Class 5-8 Sales in March

Class 8 truck orders for March have beat expectations for the third month in a row, according to FTR. While relatively flat compared to last month, they're up over last year.

March 30, 2017

Webinar Slated on Fleet Productivity Ups and Downs

CK Commercial Vehicle Research held a survey in March to examine where fleets are gainging and losing productivity and it will be holding a webinar with FTR on April 14th to discuss its insights.

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.

March 3, 2017

Class 8 Orders Still Look Strong in February

Class 8 truck orders are expected to be strong again in February, beating expectations for the second month in a row, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

February 9, 2017

FTR, CKCVR Issue Maintenance Benchmarking Study

FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research have released a comprehensive benchmarking study that examines fleet maintenance practices in heavy- and medium-duty fleets.

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.

February 3, 2017

Truck Orders Hit 13-Month High in January

With the preliminary numbers rolling in from ACT Research and FTR, it is looking like January was a banner month for both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders.

January 5, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders to See Expected Increase

Class 8 truck net orders are projected to realize a solid increase in December, according to preliminary numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

December 27, 2016

What Will the Class 8 Market Look Like in 2017?

The economy is currently on solid footing, but the Class 8 market has fallen dramatically this year. With the economy expected to grow slightly better in 2017, can we expect this to translate into a better environment for new equipment orders for the truck OEMs and their suppliers?

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