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FTR: Freight Conditions Ticked Upward as 2019 Wound Down
Intermodal Finishes 2019 Behind Previous Year

Intermodal Finishes 2019 Behind Previous Year

According to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends and Statistics report, total intermodal volumes dropped 7.4% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2019.

February 6, 2020

Goodyear Upbeat on 2020; Talks Up New Services, High-Mileage Steer Tire

Goodyear Upbeat on 2020; Talks Up New Services, High-Mileage Steer Tire

Talk around the "commercial" table at Goodyear's 2020 Customer Conference in Aurora, Colorado, suggested that both the corporate side and the dealer network see this year as an opportunity to build on previous initiatives while introducing some new service-oriented offerings.

February 4, 2020

Economists: Economic Conditions will Soften, but not Break, in 2020
Trailer Orders Drop in December from November, Previous Year
Where are we headed in 2020? [Commentary]
GDS Express Files for Bankruptcy, Cites Lack of Credit

GDS Express Files for Bankruptcy, Cites Lack of Credit

After closing without notice in early December, Akron, Ohio-based GDS Express has filed for bankruptcy. The company filed for Chapter 11 liquidation on Dec. 27, 2019, citing the shutdown of a revolving credit account.

January 2, 2020

Used Truck Sales Return to Downward Track
FTR: 2019 Freight Market 'Steadier' Than it May Seem

FTR: 2019 Freight Market 'Steadier' Than it May Seem

While it’s been a challenging year for the trucking industry in some ways, comparisons to the runaway market of 2017-2018 may make it seem worse than it is. In their monthly State of Freight webinar Dec. 12, the transportation intelligence analysts at FTR discussed the top trends affecting freight volumes and rates.

December 12, 2019

Spot Van Rate Hits High Point

Spot Van Rate Hits High Point

The national average spot van rate hit its highest level since last January and load-to-truck ratios for all three equipment types surged during the week ending Dec. 8, according to DAT Solutions.

December 12, 2019

Cost Cutting, Lower Rates Keep Brokers Profitable
Carrier Earnings Worse than the Economy Might Indicate [Commentary]
FTR: Freight Environment is Weak, But Unlikely to Get Worse in the Near Future
Trailer Orders Hit Highest Level in 11 Months
Weak October Class 8 Truck Orders Signal Subdued 2020

Weak October Class 8 Truck Orders Signal Subdued 2020

Class 8 truck orders hit a high point for 2019 in October; however, in what is traditionally a great month for truck orders, that performance marked the weakest level since 2016, according to preliminary reports.

November 7, 2019