August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Near-record-setting Class 8 truck orders of nearly 30,000 in July mean the industry is on track to potentially reach 325,000 Class 8 trucks this year, according to preliminary figures from two industry research groups.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index in May, at a reading of 5.74, reflects some headwinds affecting truck fleet results, according to this latest report from the transportation forecasting firm.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
The freight transportation forecasting firm FTR has released preliminary data showing June 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 26,255 units, an impressive 41% year-over-year increase and the best June since 2005.
Tags: Research, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
June 24, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking industry forecasting firm FTR has added total trailer forecasts for the Canadian and Mexican markets to its monthly Truck and Trailer Outlook Report.
Tags: Research, Trucks, Trailers, FTR
May 6, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of the health of the trucking industry has increased slightly, reflecting extremely tight capacity in the truckload sector, according to newly released numbers from the freight forecasting firm FTR
Tags: FTR, FTR Trucking Index
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
FTR has released preliminary data showing April 2014 North American Class 8 truck net orders at 24,115, 11% below March results. While orders tempered in April 2014 from the torrid pace set in the previous four months, they were 5% above a year ago, continuing the year over year positive comparisons for a fifteenth consecutive month.
Tags: Class 8, FTR
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
2014 may be a very volatile year requiring increased shipper attention to market conditions. FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for February, at a reading of -8.8, reflects an earlier than normal tightening of capacity created by the debilitating effects of winter storms in early 2014.
Tags: FTR, Capacity, Shipper Conditions Index
April 4, 2014 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers from two industry data analysts show the number of heavy and medium-duty truck orders in March were solid.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR, OEMs
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
A new report shows business conditions in the trucking industry remain positive, despite a slight downturn, amid warnings of a possible capacity shortage.
Tags: Economy, Fleets, Freight, FTR, Capacity, Spot Freight, Manufacturing, Freight Rates, Freight Volume
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 8.82 for January reflects a very positive environment for truckers in early 2014. FTR expects the index to remain high as regulatory drag keeps capacity tight.
Tags: HOS, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
ACT Research and FTR have released preliminary expected Class 8 orders that are solid for the month of February.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, FTR
February 6, 2014 - Industry News
FTR's forecast for the 2014 U.S. Trailer is 240,000 units, a 2.2% increase over 2013. FTR expects dry vans to show a 2% year-over-year increase while reefer vans will remain flat. Flatbeds, dumps and low beds are all expected to show greater increases as construction and manufacturing improve.
Tags: Trailers, FTR
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
January NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,000 units and Class 8 net orders are expected at 34,700 units, when actual data are released mid-month, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Heavy-Duty Trucks, FTR
January 24, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 7.01 in November, while 20% lower than the previous month, still reflects a positive environment for truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, FTR, TCI, Capacity, Freight Index
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
December 10, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FTR, TCI
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
FTR has hired Don Ake as vice president of commercial vehicles. In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product.
Tags: Leadership, FTR
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
November Class 8 truck orders totaled 20,915, the second consecutive month above the 20,000 mark, according to preliminary data from transportation forecasting firm FTR. However, the company notes that was below expectations.
Tags: Truck Sales, Truck Orders, FTR, Class 8
November 19, 2013 - Industry News
Even though FTR's Shippers Conditions Index improved marginally in September along with a small improvement in the environment affecting shippers it is not expected to hold.
Tags: Driver Shortage, HOS, FTR, SCI
November 10, 2013 - Industry News
A monthly analysis of seasonality trends is the latest feature to be added to FTR's Intermodal Update publication. This new feature will provide a detailed view each month of the how current performance and seasonal patterns compare to those seen over the past ten years.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR
November 7, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: HOS, FTR, TCI
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
FTR and ACT Research released preliminary data showing October Class 8 net orders were up for October. FTR reported that Class 8 preliminary orders rose 39% from September to 25,960 units.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, FTR, Truck Sales
October 11, 2013 - Industry News
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.52 in August is a full point improvement from the July reading.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, FTR, TCI, Freight
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Class 8 orders rose compared to August and a year ago. When actual data is available mid-month, Class 8 orders are expected at 20,100 units.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, FTR, ACT
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.
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