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February 12, 2016

Perry: Trucking Conditions Still Good, but Clouds on Horizon

FTR transportation expert Noel Perry told an audience at the AmericQuest Symposium that trucking currently is outperforming the broader economy, and there are both good and bad economic indicators at play.

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.

January 6, 2016

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in December

Class 8 truck orders rebounded while Class 5-7 orders remained strong in December, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

December 10, 2015

Trucking Conditions Expected to Improve in 2016

The October FTR index fell by more than three points from September to a reading of 5.06, in line with previous predications from FTR.

December 4, 2015

November Truck Order Numbers Not Looking Good

Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.

November 19, 2015

Trailer Orders Exceed Expectations Again in October

While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.

November 13, 2015

FTR: In 2016, Economy Should Notch One More Good Year

More gloom than boom, but no doom sums up the economic outlook for 2016 presented by FTR economists in the latest State of Freight webinar hosted by the research and analysis firm.

November 12, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Declines, Further Drops Expected

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index declined from the previous month’s number to a reading of 8.46 in September. The reading in August was the highest of 2015 so far.

November 1, 2015

The Pounding of All the Rules

The compounding effect of several new safety regulations in the next few years could have more of a negative impact on industry capacity than the individual regulations themselves.

October 27, 2015

Much Work Remains to Get to Final Version of GHG Phase 2 Proposal

The old adage “the devil is in the details” could have been invented for the new “phase 2” greenhouse gas / fuel efficiency regulations proposed by the EPA and the NHTSA.

September 16, 2015

FMCSA Regulatory Agenda: Hurry Up and Wait

Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.

September 16, 2015

Truckstop.com and FTR Launch Advanced Trans4Cast

The reinvented Trans4Cast provides a deeper dive into the spot marketplace. Freight professionals are now able to see information that’s more relevant to their business, viewing spot market data by freight equipment type and region.

September 11, 2015

FTR Index Reflects Stronger Freight Forecast

GDP growth in the second quarter could drive improvements in freight and FTR is forecasting double digit positive Trucking Conditions Index readings by the end of the year.

September 3, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Near 2-Year Lows in August

Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.

August 12, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Hits 2015 High

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.

August 10, 2015

Commentary: The Coming Headwinds

The trucking industry has enjoyed prosperity in recent years but as the recovery continues, some analysts are projecting a slowdown.

August 5, 2015

Class 8 Order Increase Parallels Confidence in Trucking

Class 8 truck orders increased by a good amount in July, indicating a growing confidence in the market, according to analysis from FTR and ACT Research.

July 13, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Drops, Environment Still Positive

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index measure for May dropped to a three-year low of 4.91 due to softer capacity, pricing, and fuel prices. The index is expected to move into significantly more positive territory as the anticipated regulatory drag in 2016 and 2017 dramatically tightens capacity.

July 2, 2015

Truck Orders Down Slightly in June

North American Class 8 truck orders fell for the fourth straight month in June, to 19,624 units, according to preliminary data from FTR, keeping with seasonal trends.

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.

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