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July 3, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Reports Lower Class 8 Order Activity in June

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing June Class 8 truck net orders at 18,606, 18% less than May and the first month orders have been below 20,000 since November 2012.

Tags: Class 8, FTR

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for April Remains in Very Positive Territory

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.

Tags: FTR, TCI, Capacity

June 11, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Gives Insight Into State of General Economy, Trucking Industry

To sum up the general economic outlook for the upcoming months in one sentence: More of the same for 2013 and then better in 2014. That is how FTR Associates Senior Consultant Bill Witte predicted the overall economy will be in the near future at the recent State of Freight Summit held by FTR.

Tags: Economy, Driver Shortage, FTR, State of Freight

May 13, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index For March Continues Favorable Trend

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.

Tags: FTR, TCI

April 23, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Conditions Index for February Falls

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for February fell over two points following a similar decline in January. The current reading of -9.5 reflects an expectation for increasingly difficult conditions for shippers as 2013 progresses, which is good news for trucking companies.

Tags: FTR, SCI

April 11, 2013 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index For February Continues Upward Trend

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for February reflected an increasingly improving outlook for trucking with another month-over-month increase of 2+ points to a reading of 12.9.

Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

March Class 8 Orders Not as Weak as First Glance May Appear

Preliminary numbers for March show Class 8 truck orders dropped slightly from February, but analysts are not concerned by when they see as a temporary dip.

Tags: ACT Research, FTR, Truck Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 8

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

Transport Conditions Worsen for Shippers, Improving Rate Prospects for Truckers

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for January slipped an additional two points since the previous report, falling to a negative 7.1, reflecting deteriorating conditions for shippers in the early months of 2013. Translated, it means that motor carriers and other transportation providers have more clout to obtain rate increases.

Tags: Economy, FTR, Shippers

March 15, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Jumps in January

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.

Tags: FTR, TCI

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

FTR: Tight Truck Transportation Capacity in December

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of -4.9 reflecting tightening capacity, which is expected to get significantly worse by mid-2013.

Tags: FTR, SCI

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Trucking Conditions Index Remains at Normal Recovery Level

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for December came in with a reading of 8.38, which the transportation forecasting group says is reflective of the current good environment for truckers.

Tags: Economy, Hours of Service, FTR, rates, Trucking Conditions Index

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

FTR's Shippers Conditions Index Begins Expected Decline

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index for November fell marginally from October to a reading of -5.3, the precursor to what is expected to be a more challenging environment for shippers -- meaning more leverage for truckers -- in 2013

Tags: Economy, FTR, Shippers

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Continues to Rise into Strong Positive Territory

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

Tags: Industry, FTR, TCI, Sandy, Economy

January 4, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders for December Slightly Higher than November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck net orders at 20,836 units, just 6% higher than November. This is a 30% drop from the same month a year ago. While orders were low historically for December, those received in the last three months of 2012 were well above the prior six months. Preliminary order numbers are for all major North American OEMs

Tags: Industry, FTR

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Conditions Index Improves, But Only Temporarily

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for October improved month-over-month by nearly two points to a reading of -5.0, but FTR analysts predict the pendulum will soon swing back toward the carriers' side of the equation

Tags: Economy, FTR, SCI

December 12, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Begins Expected Climb

FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index started to rise significantly in September as expected. It recorded a 65% increase over the August index numbers to a level of 9.6, before giving back some of that gain in October, easing to a reading of 7.9

Tags: Economy, FTR, Drivers

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

November Truck Orders Slow

November truck orders dropped from October's unexpectedly high level, and are expected to be around 20,000 units for Class 8 when final numbers come in

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Conditions Index for September Same as August

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for September basically remained unchanged from August with a reading of 6.9, indicating stable but slightly tight truck capacity

Tags: Economy, FTR, SCI

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