December 10, 2013
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.18 in October, while down marginally from the previous month, remains high due to capacity tightness from regulatory drag.
November 7, 2013
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.97 in September continues to show a positive environment for trucking. The index is expected to peak in October after which the full impact of the newly enacted hours-of-service rules negatively affect trucking.
October 11, 2013
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.52 in August is a full point improvement from the July reading.
September 12, 2013
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 8.41 in July reflects a 30% improvement over the previous month’s reading. The jump reflects the indexes forward look at an expected pricing uptick for truckers this fall as capacity tightens with regulatory effects and decent freight demand.
August 19, 2013
FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for June fell only marginally from the previous month to a current reading of -8.1. The minimal change reflects a relatively weak freight environment offsetting increased capacity constraints in advance of the hours-of-service rule implementation.
August 13, 2013
As compared to the previous month’s revised index, June improved more than 30%. FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for June at 6.46 reflects a significantly revised index which now includes a factor for truckload pricing and an update to historical data.
June 13, 2013
Modest rate increases are expected to resume as freight enjoys reasonable volume growth alongside the reduced trucking productivity that is the result of increased regulations.
May 13, 2013
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for March as reported in the May 2013 Trucking Update reflected improvement in an already favorable environment for trucking with an additional increase to a reading of 13.12.
March 15, 2013
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for January as reported in the March 2013 Trucking Update jumped 2.2 points from the previous month to a new reading of 10.6.
January 9, 2013
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for November rose almost two full points to a reading of 9.7.
The gain was expected by FTR as conditions impacting trucking will continue to improve in anticipation of a tightened market in 2013
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