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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.

June 3, 2015

Early Numbers Show Weak May for Truck Orders

Class 8 truck orders hit their lowest monthly level since late 2013 with around 20,000 units ordered while medium-duty orders rebounded.

May 27, 2015

April Trailer Orders Down Big From Year Ago Levels

Trailer orders saw a large decrease in April with just 17,700 units, dropping 19% compared to March and down 30% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.

May 11, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Subdued by Weak Manufacturing

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell slightly in March to a reading of 7.3, reflecting lessened demand for truck services and normalizing fuel costs.

May 4, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Drop 11% in April

April Class 8 truck orders were down compared to March as well as to the previous year, according to preliminary data, but the drop was not unexpected.

April 22, 2015

Huge Trailer Backlog Fuels Build but Slows Orders

Net trailer orders in March saw an incremental increase over February as OEMs are still increasing build to meet the surge in orders from late last year.

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.

April 7, 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.

April 7, 2015

Freight Outlook Good Despite Some Weaknesses

While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.

April 2, 2015

Class 8 Truck Orders Sink in March

Net orders for Class 8 Trucks hit a six-month low, recording 24,780 units, in March, according to preliminary data from FTR. This is the lowest level since September 2014 and the first time Class 8 orders have fallen year-over-year since January 2013.

March 24, 2015

Refiners Buy Tankers to Ensure Supplies of Better Crude Oil

Refiners are buying trucks to fetch more desirable crude oil than what they’re getting through pipelines.

March 19, 2015

Trailer Orders Fall As Large Fleets Fill Requirements

February trailer orders dropped well below January figures as backlogs for orders fell for the first time in six months, according to the latest FTR report.

March 17, 2015

Registration Open for FTR Virtual Conference

FTR has announced that registration is open for its first "virtual conference." The event is scheduled for April 7th and will include discussions and question-and-answer sessions on important topics in trucking.

March 12, 2015

Intermodal Freight Market Facing Big Challenges

Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.

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 23, 2015

Trailer Orders Normalize in January

Trailer orders for January hit 27,300 units returning to normal order rates after an increased rate in the last three months of 2014, according to report from FTR.

February 18, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Shows Improvements

Business conditions in the trucking industry improved dramatically the final month of 2014, according to a new report from the transportation forecasting firm FTR.

February 4, 2015

Class 8 Orders Strong But Fall Below December Numbers

Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.

January 22, 2015

December Trailer Orders Near Record Numbers

December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.

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