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FTR: Trucking Conditions Remain Favorable to Carriers

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March fell more than five points from the previous month’s record high. But it remains indicative of a favorable environment for carriers.

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Five Factors Driving Trucking Economic Trends

Mixed economic signs aside, trucking will remain strong for the remainder of the year, FTR economist Eric Starks told attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Fr8Star Price Lock Allows for Fast Freight Booking

Fr8 Revolution has announced its new Price Lock feature in the Fr8Star.com marketplace that allows shippers to obtain a fair market rate and book freight for legal and permitted and open deck freight.

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit Another Record High Level

The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry increased in March from the month before, according to new Transportation Department figures, rising for the second consecutive month to reach an all-time high.

Fleets Continue to Invest in Trailers; March Orders Top 30K

Trailer orders topped 30,000 in March, besting an earlier estimate of 29,500 orders, showing that fleets are still investing in new equipment, according to ACT Research.

FTR: February Freight Environment for Carriers Scores Highest Ever

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for February hit its highest reading ever, reflecting an unmatched positive environment for carriers.

XPO Launches Freight Marketplace for Shippers

XPO Logistics has introduced a cloud-based freight marketplace called XPO Connect that is designed to give shippers visibility across freight modes to improve the efficiency of the supply chain.

Schneider Offers Lease-On Option for Owner Operators

Schneider is offering owner-operators with 2000 or newer model-year trucks a lease-on opportunity with access to select van truckloads.

Cross-Border Freight Value Increases for 14th Straight Month

The value of freight moving between the U.S. and next door neighbors Canada and Mexico posted its 14th straight year-over-year gain in December, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Freight Demand Drives Trailer Order Increase

The final numbers for January trailer orders have come in, showing a strong start to 2018 for the trailer industry as fleets try to meet increased freight demand, according to ACT Research.