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.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, 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
March 22, 2016 - Industry News
Trailer orders in the U.S. during the month of February rose 21% over the previous month, slightly exceeding expectations, says FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
March 3, 2016 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders, Flatbed Trailers, Dry Van
February 18, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
February 12, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, FTR
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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 - Industry News
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.
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
More gloom than boom, but no doom sums up the economic outlook for 2016 presented by FTR economists in the latest State of Freight webinar hosted by the research and analysis firm.
Tags: FTR, U.S. Economy, Economy
November 12, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index declined from the previous month’s number to a reading of 8.46 in September. The reading in August was the highest of 2015 so far.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA
The reinvented Trans4Cast provides a deeper dive into the spot marketplace. Freight professionals are now able to see information that’s more relevant to their business, viewing spot market data by freight equipment type and region.
Tags: FTR, Truckstop.com
September 11, 2015 - Industry News
GDP growth in the second quarter could drive improvements in freight and FTR is forecasting double digit positive Trucking Conditions Index readings by the end of the year.
September 3, 2015 - Industry News
Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.
August 12, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June jumped up 56% from May to a reading of 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015 so far.
August 5, 2015 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders increased by a good amount in July, indicating a growing confidence in the market, according to analysis from FTR and ACT Research.
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index measure for May dropped to a three-year low of 4.91 due to softer capacity, pricing, and fuel prices. The index is expected to move into significantly more positive territory as the anticipated regulatory drag in 2016 and 2017 dramatically tightens capacity.
Tags: Trucking Conditions Index, Economy, FTR
July 2, 2015 - Industry News
North American Class 8 truck orders fell for the fourth straight month in June, to 19,624 units, according to preliminary data from FTR, keeping with seasonal trends.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
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
June 3, 2015 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders hit their lowest monthly level since late 2013 with around 20,000 units ordered while medium-duty orders rebounded.
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