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October’s Trailer Orders Up 72% for Month; Down 38% for Year

November 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Trailer Orders Up 72% for Month; Down 38% for Year

Trucking industry analysts at FTR report final October net trailer orders at 20,200 units, which is up 72 percent month over month but down 38 percent year over year, which the company says basically meet expectations. Although dry van orders in October were the highest in 10 months, they were [...]

FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

In a note to its subscribers, FTR foresees limited short-term impact to the overall economy — and the transportation industry in particular — as a result of the U.S. presidential election results. Behind this assessment is the fact that the new President won’t take office for three months, and then [...]

Backlog Adjustment Impacts October’s Class 8 Truck Orders

November 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Backlog Adjustment Impacts October’s Class 8 Truck Orders

FTR releases preliminary Class 8 net orders for October at 13,800 units, claiming the reported net order number for the month was negatively impacted by a significant cleanup of long-term excess orders by one OEM. With this backlog adjustment factored out, net orders would have been closer to 21,300 units [...]

FTR: Positive Shippers Conditions Index Can’t Be Maintained

October 31, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR: Positive Shippers Conditions Index Can’t Be Maintained

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for August moved marginally up from July to a low positive reading of 1.1 — a rate that cannot be maintained, according to the trucking industry analysts. That’s because shipping rates are expected to increase as available capacity is negatively affected by improved economic conditions [...]

New Regs Expected to Tighten Capacity to Truck Fleets’ Advantage

October 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
New Regs Expected to Tighten Capacity to Truck Fleets’ Advantage

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for August increased from July to a reading of 6.76. The TCI is continuing a steady rise that is expected throughout 2017 as new regulations tighten capacity resulting in better pricing and margins for trucking companies. This improvement is largely from the supply side, as [...]

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index Rebounds in August

October 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index Rebounds in August

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI) rebounded from July to a reading of 2.16 in August. The updated August reading — while certainly not particularly strong — does ease some of the concerns that the weak July reading created and, in some measure, confirms suspicions that the number of work days [...]

FTR Puts Final Net Trailer Orders for September at 11,800 Units

October 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Puts Final Net Trailer Orders for September at 11,800 Units

Trucking industry analysts at Bloomington, Ind.-based FTR say final September net trailer orders were 11,800 units — down 16 percent month over month and minus 66 percent year over year. Dry van orders fell even further than overall trailer orders at 43 percent month over month and minus 80 percent [...]

Trucking Analysts Report Class 8 Orders Down for Month, Year-over-year

October 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking Analysts Report Class 8 Orders Down for Month, Year-over-year

Two trucking industry forecasting and analysis teams have released preliminary Class 8 truck net orders for September that show a slight decline in orders for the month, but enough to make it the worse September in seven years. Don Ake, vice president of commercial vehicles at FTR, said 13,800 units [...]

FTR Shippers Conditions Index for July Remains in Neutral Territory

September 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Shippers Conditions Index for July Remains in Neutral Territory

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for July — showing a miniscule improvement from June — remains at a near neutral reading of -0.1. The index will continue to hover around equilibrium until early 2017 when steady increases in regulatory drag will increase trucking costs due to tightened capacity, according to [...]

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index Drops Sharply in July

September 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI)

Analysts at Bloomington, Ind.-based FTR say the newly introduced Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI) fell more than three points from June to a reading of 0.6 for July. That’s a large drop that brought the ICI close to negative territory. Intermodal volume was unexpectedly weak across the board in July. Intermodal [...]