July 20, 2016 - Industry News
Truckload linehaul rates in June were nearly the same as the month before, but they are still below levels from a year ago, while there seems to be no end to the recent drop in rates for intermodal shipments.
Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Freight Capacity
July 19, 2016 - Industry News
Freight shipments and expenditures edged up in June after three months of lackluster performance, hitting their highest levels of the year, according to the Cass Freight Index – but it remains unclear if this is part of a larger trend.
Tags: Economy, Freight Rates, Freight Volume, Freight Capacity, Cass Freight Index
June 20, 2016 - Industry News
Although North American freight shipments continued to climb in May, they are still well below those of the last several years, and expenditures for freight fell for the third time in five months, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
Tags: Economy, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index, Freight Capacity
January 28, 2016 - Industry News
The year now unfolding will be one of “stability for trucking,” contends Transport Capital Partners, given the results of the consultancy’s Q4 survey of motor carrier executives.
Tags: Freight Rates, Freight Capacity, U.S. Economy
January 13, 2016 - Industry News
The supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand, according to the ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.
Tags: Truck Sales, Freight, Freight Capacity, Freight Index
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Capacity
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: HOS, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Capacity, Freight Rates, Hours of Service
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Capacity
January 23, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index conditions for November, at -6.0, continued to reflect a negative environment for shippers despite improving for the third straight month after hitting a low point in August.
Tags: FTR, SCI, Freight Capacity
October 2, 2013 - Industry News
FTR's Shippers Conditions Index for July, with a reading of -8.3, was basically unchanged from the previous month reflecting relatively modest freight volume growth combined with some capacity constraints caused by new regulations.
August 19, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FTR, TCI, Freight Capacity
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