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December 12, 2014

FTR: Trucking Conditions Still Very Favorable

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for October, at a reading of 8.53, fell only slightly from September’s level, reflecting still strong fundamentals for trucking companies, and the transportation analysis firm expects it to stay strong through next year.

December 11, 2014

FTR: Restart Suspension Could Boost Industry Productivity

By increasing truckload capacity of the industry, there should be a slight boost to potential productivity, according to analysis from transportation research firm FTR.

December 3, 2014

Truck Orders Remain Strong in November

Commercial truck orders remained strong in North America in November, according to reports from two leading industry research firms, with Class 8 orders racking up the fifth-best month of all time.

November 20, 2014

October Trailer Orders Hit Record High

Net trailer orders in the U.S. hit an all-time record high in October with 46,267 units according to a new report by FTR. The new mark shatters the old high number by 9%

November 12, 2014

Trucking Conditions Index Heads Higher

The Trucking Conditions Index from the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR registered 9.07 for September, according to a just released report.

November 4, 2014

Near Record Month for Class 8 Orders

October was the second best month on record for orders of Class 8 trucks, increasing 87% over September to nearly 46,000 units, according to FTR.

October 20, 2014

September Trailer Orders Exceed Predictions

Trailer orders in September were 32% better than August with net number of 32,111 units ordered for the month, according to a new report by FTR. When compared with September of last year, orders are up 80%.

October 10, 2014

Class 8 Orders Continue Growth Streak

September is the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year improvement in Class 8 truck orders, according to a report by FTR.

October 9, 2014

Freight Market Getting Tighter

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index increased to 9.10 in August, an upward trend that reflects a tight capacity situation for the freight market.

September 11, 2014

Capacity Crunch Changes Relationships Between Carriers, Shippers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Partnership. Collaboration. Shipper of Choice. These were the buzzwords at this week's FTR Transportation Conference as truck and rail providers, shippers and others discussed the current capacity crunch and what's ahead for the freight transportation industry.

September 9, 2014

FTR, Internet Truckstop Team up for Analysis of 'Big Data' from Load Transactions

FTR and Internet Truckstop announced a new strategic partnership to bring FTR's analysis and forecasting skills to bear on the "big data" collected by the freight-matching technology provider.

September 8, 2014

Trucking Conditions Index Indicates Extreme Pressure on Available Capacity

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index increased to a reading of 8.49 for July, one of the highest points this year. The high values reflect rising prices and service lapses caused by the current capacity crisis. FTR says the TCI could go even higher this fall if the economy accelerates as expected.

September 4, 2014

Class 8 Orders Stay Strong in August

Preliminary numbers show that orders for Class 8 trucks were strong in August, according to reports from American Commercial Transportation Research and FTR Transportation Intelligence.

August 5, 2014

Class 8 Orders Hit Second-Best July Ever

Near-record-setting Class 8 truck orders of nearly 30,000 in July mean the industry is on track to potentially reach 325,000 Class 8 trucks this year, according to preliminary figures from two industry research groups.

July 14, 2014

Trucking Conditions Index Declines Slightly

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index in May, at a reading of 5.74, reflects some headwinds affecting truck fleet results, according to this latest report from the transportation forecasting firm.

July 7, 2014

Class 8 Truck Orders Leap in June to Best Level Since 2005

The freight transportation forecasting firm FTR has released preliminary data showing June 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 26,255 units, an impressive 41% year-over-year increase and the best June since 2005.

June 24, 2014

FTR Adds Canada, Mexico to Truck and Trailer Outlook Report

The trucking industry forecasting firm FTR has added total trailer forecasts for the Canadian and Mexican markets to its monthly Truck and Trailer Outlook Report.

May 6, 2014

Tight Capacity Pushes Trucking Conditions Index Higher

A measure of the health of the trucking industry has increased slightly, reflecting extremely tight capacity in the truckload sector, according to newly released numbers from the freight forecasting firm FTR

May 5, 2014

FTR Reports Class 8 Orders for April Tempered from Hot Pace of Previous Four Months

FTR has released preliminary data showing April 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 24,115, 11% below March results. While orders tempered in April 2014 from the torrid pace set in the previous four months, they were 5% above a year ago, continuing the year over year positive comparisons for a fifteenth consecutive month.

April 9, 2014

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Declines in February

2014 may be a very volatile year requiring increased shipper attention to market conditions. FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for February, at a reading of -8.8, reflects an earlier than normal tightening of capacity created by the debilitating effects of winter storms in early 2014.

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