October 4, 2016 - Industry News
Net orders of Class 8 trucks were in line with expectations, falling only slightly from the previous month’s numbers, according to preliminary numbers from FTR and ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
September 26, 2016 - Industry News
A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Purchasing, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, FTR
September 20, 2016 - Industry News
The final numbers on August net trailer orders show a significant increase over the previous month that still fell slightly below expectations.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders
September 16, 2016 - Industry News
Changes on the way for trucking could be as sweeping as the deregulation of the early 1980s or the invention of the Interstate Highway System, according to analysts with FTR at the company's transportation conference.
Tags: FTR, Intermodal, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index fell more than three points from June to a reading of 0.6 in July, a large drop that nearly brought the ICI into negative territory.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, FTR
September 15, 2016 - Industry News
INDIANAPOLIS -- Expect big changes over the years in the way trucking and supply chains are managed, including turning it upside down. That was one of the messages those attending the FTR Transportation Conference heard Thursday morning.
Tags: Information Technology, FTR, Commercial Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Freight Uberization
September 14, 2016 - Industry News
While a recovery for freight and the overall U.S. economy is in the cards for the fourth quarter of the year, those attending the first sessions of the FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday were also told by experts they should not expect a huge boom.
Tags: Economy, Recession, Events, FTR, Business Inventories
September 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improved in July reflecting improved market prospects as a result of moderate economic growth and a regulatory environment that is tightening capacity.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
September 6, 2016 - Industry News
Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
August 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reveals that trucking conditions in June showed few signs of improvement due to slow freight and a lull in new regulations.
Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, ELD Mandate
August 3, 2016 - Industry News
It looks like July was another off month for Class 8 truck orders as industry analysts are predicting some of the lowest numbers since 2010.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
July 20, 2016 - Industry News
A high number of dry van trailer order cancellations caused the trailer market to perform below expectations in June, as U.S. net trailer orders fell 10% from the month before and 56% compared to June 2015.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index dropped in May reflecting a domestic intermodal sector that is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, FTR
July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.
June 8, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
June 3, 2016 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, Freight Rates
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Market Trends, FTR, Truck Dealers
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR's new Intermodal Competitive Index indicated that intermodal conditions were generally positive but not stellar.
Tags: Industry Research, Intermodal, FTR
May 4, 2016 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
U.S. trailer net order numbers in March missed analyst projections, coming in well below expectations, according to FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
April 14, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FTR, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles
April 5, 2016 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Freight, FTR, Economic Forecast, U.S. Economy
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