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June 8, 2016

Trucking Conditions Reflect Slow Freight Growth

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for April was up over the previous month, but still not significantly better-- reflecting soft market conditions affecting the trucking sector.

June 3, 2016

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

May 18, 2016

Fleets Use Profits to Boost April Trailer Orders

Trailer orders increased in the month of April, gaining 15% over the previous month thanks to the dry van and refrigerated trailer markets.

May 16, 2016

Trucking Conditions Falter in Weaker Economic Environment

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index fell by nearly 50% in March as a weak economy during the first quarter of 2016 negatively impacted the freight market.

May 12, 2016

FTR Offering Market Report Aimed at Truck Dealers

FTR has launched the Truck Dealers Market Report, a monthly, 8-page report that includes current information, statistics and analysis on medium- and heavy-duty market trends that directly impact truck dealers.

May 9, 2016

FTR's New Index Shows Somewhat Positive Intermodal Conditions

FTR's new Intermodal Competitive Index indicated that intermodal conditions were generally positive but not stellar.

May 4, 2016

Class 8 Orders Projected to Fall for the 4th Straight Month

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

April 20, 2016

Trailer Orders Come in Well Below Expectations

U.S. trailer net order numbers in March missed analyst projections, coming in well below expectations, according to FTR report.

April 14, 2016

How Automation, Technology Will Change Trucking in the Next Decade

The changes currently happening in technology and automation are likely to change trucking as profoundly as the development of the Interstate Highway System, predicted Noel Perry Thursday in FTR’s monthly State of Freight webinar.

April 5, 2016

Class 8 Demand Weak in March, Medium-Duty On the Rise

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall once again in March, down as much as 12% compared to February, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

March 30, 2016

Freight Awaits Business Buying Big

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The U.S. economy is "nowhere near” slipping into recession. But the economy is sending mixed signals, so what's going to happen to freight demand over the next several months? FTR's Eric Starks shared his insights at the MATS Fleet Forum Wednesday.

March 22, 2016

Trailer Market Picks Up Steam in February

Trailer orders in the U.S. during the month of February rose 21% over the previous month, slightly exceeding expectations, says FTR.

March 15, 2016

Trucking Conditions Index Shows Slow Growth in Freight

The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.

March 3, 2016

Class 8 Truck Demand Still Slow for February

Class 8 truck orders were down as demand fell slightly compared to January, according to the early February numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

February 19, 2016

Despite Drop, Trailer Orders Meet FTR's Expectations

Net U.S. trailer orders for January hit 17,900 units, down 30% from the month before and down 37% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.

February 18, 2016

FTR Forecasts Stable Trucking Conditions in 2016

FTR is forecasting stable trucking conditions for 2016 after its Trucking Conditions Index rose more than two points in December to a reading of 10.88.

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.

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