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The overall economy is performing better than many people think, but overcapacity in the trucking industry is still keeping freight rates from rising, according to FTR transportation analysts. Find out why they think we'll start seeing a slow improvement.

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Freight Recession: Signs of Improvement?

The freight recession continues to bump along the bottom, with the spot market continuing to be battered by overcapacity amidst freight demand that is somewhat improved but still soft.

Class 8 Orders in July Beat Expectations

Preliminary analysis of Class 8 tractor orders for July seems to show an upswing, beating expectations, according to both ACT Research and FTR Transportation Intelligence.

Analysis Shows Shifting Port Patterns, Spot Market Bottom

What can shifting patterns of port use and the related impact on intermodal, the spot market reaching bottom, and orders for Class 8 tractors and trailers tell us about the health of the trucking industry? Find out what FTR said in its State of Freight webinar.

FTR: Class 8 Orders May be Stabilizing

The rise of Class 8 truck orders in February represent a solid level of order activity, FTR said, suggesting that there may be a stabilizing in the low 20,000-unit range.

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