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May’s Intermodal Competitive Index Shows Challenges

July 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
May’s Intermodal Competitive Index for May Shows Challenges

FTR’s newly introduced Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI) dropped 1.2 points in May to a reading of 3.5. This was the second straight decline, and it sits at the lowest level seen since last September. The May reading shows the domestic intermodal sector is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions, but [...]

FTR Reports Class 8 Truck Orders for June Remain Depressed

July 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Reports Class 8 Truck Orders for June Remain Depressed

Indiana-based FTR reports preliminary Class 8 net orders for June at 13,000 units, which is 8 percent below May and minus-34 percent year over year. June 2016 order activity was the lowest monthly total since July 2012 and the worst June since 2009. FTR expects Class 8 orders to remain [...]

FTR Explores Key Trucking’s Key Issues During July 14 Webinar

July 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

The upcoming July 14 webinar from FTR is a complimentary industry event that will take a look at some of the major issues that will impact transportation costs and demand over the next year. It will also help you set a barometer to help you gauge the current environment as [...]

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Shows Improvement in April

June 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Shippers Conditions Index Improves for Shippers in April

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for April rose marginally to a reading of 1.5 — up from 0.4 in March. The new reading reflects improved market conditions for shippers as freight demand remains sluggish. The SCI is at its highest sustained level since 2011; however, conditions for shippers should reverse [...]

FTR Announces Keynote Speakers for Annual Transportation Conference

June 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

FTR has announced four keynote speakers for its 12th annual transportation conference, scheduled Sept. 13-15, in Indianapolis, Ind. The conference is recognized for delivering a comprehensive outlook on freight transportation in North America. This year’s keynotes reflect the large changes set to occur in freight transportation, and how companies are [...]

Orders for New Trailers Mark Weakest Month Since Summer of 2010

June 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Orders for New Trailers Show Weakest Month Since Summer of 2010

Trucking industry analysts at FTR said the final count for net orders of commercial trailers for May met expectations, totaling 13,300 units. Order activity was down 16 percent month over month and down 15 percent year over year, registering the weakest order month since August 2010. Orders have totaled 286,000 [...]

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Mirrors the Market — Soft

June 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Mirrors the Market

Bloomington, Ind.-based FTR this week released its Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for April showing a 6.2 reading. And while that figure is up month over month, the index reflects soft market conditions affecting the trucking sector. The market is mired in a slowdown with truck freight growth slowing and a [...]

FTR: Class 8 Truck Orders for May Up Only Slightly Over April

June 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR: Class 8 Truck Orders for May Up Only Slightly Over April

FTR has released preliminary data showing North American Class 8 truck net orders for May up a fraction from April to 14,100 units — a 4 percent month-over-month comparison. Orders for Class 8 vehicles remained subdued with May 2016 activity the lowest for the month since 2010 and 30 percent [...]

FTR Webinar on June 9 Asks: “Can Intermodal Rise to the Challenge?

May 31, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

With carload railroad volume down sharply so far this year, the rails are counting on intermodal growth to help fill the volume hole. Can intermodal rise to the challenge? Join Larry Gross, intermodal expert at FTR, as he takes a look at the intermodal situation during this State of Freight [...]

Trucking Industry Analysts See New Trailer Orders Up 15% in April

May 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking Industry Analysts See New Trailer Orders Up 15% in April

At 15,800 units, trucking industry analysts at FTR said U.S. trailer net orders for April met expectations, with activity up 15 percent month over month, but down 12 percent year over year. The industry forecaster said its data registers last month as the weakest April since 2010. Orders have totaled [...]