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Weaker spot rates are mainly to blame for a dip in the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which tracks the industry via freight volumes, freight rates, fleet capacity, fuel price, and financing

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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.

Class 8 Truck Sales Forecast to Rebound in 2021

From what happened this year to what is projected to happen next year sales-wise, the heavy-duty truck market will be set up for a “modest rebound in 2021 followed by growth into 2023,” according to Act Research.

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.

Trailer Orders Rebound In September

Trailer orders hit the highest level of 2019 in September, rebounding a bit from a slow year for equipment sales, and it could indicate that fleets are more optimistic about 2020.

Logistics Ain't What it Used to Be

You can no longer expect to run a motor carrier of any size without at least a glancing appreciation for the impact logistics— in one way or another-- has on every link in the supply chain.