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New Report from FTR Gives Truck Dealers Actionable Market Info

May 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

FTR has launched the Truck Dealers Market Report, a monthly eight-page report that includes current information, statistics and analysis covering medium- and heavy-duty market trends that directly impact truck dealers. The Truck Dealers Market Report is designed to keep truck dealers informed about the Class 8 and Class 4-7 market. [...]

March Trucking Conditions Index Down Nearly 50% from February’s

May 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for March dropped nearly 50 percent from the previous month to a reading of 4.22, and is now at its lowest level since 2011, according to the trucking industry analyst and forecasting company. The index was negatively impacted by weak first quarter economics, and downside [...]

Trucking Analysts Introduce New FTR Intermodal Competitive Index

May 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Trucking Analysts Introduce New FTR Intermodal Competitive Index

FTR Transportation Intelligence of Bloomington, Ind., this week announced the development of its new Intermodal Competitive Index, which debuts in this month’s issue of the FTR publication Intermodal Update. Building on the success of FTR’s well-regarded Trucking Conditions Index and Shippers Condition Index, the Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI) is intended [...]

FTR: Net Orders for New Class 8 Truck ‘Lowest April Since 2009’

May 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR: Net Orders for New Class 8 Truck ‘Lowest April Since 2009’

Analysts at FTR have released preliminary data showing April 2016 North American Class 8 truck net orders fell for a fourth consecutive month to 13,500 units, showing a negative 16 percent month over month and minus-39 percent year over year. Orders across the board were the lowest April since 2009 [...]

February’s FTR Shippers Conditions Index Shows Positive Environment

May 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) continued to improve for the fourth consecutive month to a reading of 4.7 in February. The measure will remain relatively positive for shippers in 2016 before starting a steady move downward towards year end and likely lasting through 2018 as a regulatory-driven capacity crunch takes [...]

FTR Confirms March Trailer Orders ‘Well Below Expectations’

April 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Confirms March Trailer Orders ‘Well Below Expectations’

FTR said this week that net orders for tractors in the United States totaled 13,800 units in March — down 35 percent month over month and 39 percent year over year. The monthly order activity, which was the lowest since July 2013, was disappointing and well below expectations. Despite the [...]

February’s Trucking Conditions Showing Slower Growth This Year

April 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
February’s Trucking Conditions Showing Slower Growth This Year

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) continued to soften in February due to a weakening of the freight environment early in 2016. The current reading at 8.27 reflects FTR’s forecast for a slowdown in truck loadings from an average of 4 percent thus far in the recovery to 2 percent for [...]

FTR: March Class 8 Orders at Lowest Level Since September 2012

April 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR: March Class 8 Orders at Lowest Level Since September 2012

Bloomington, Ind.-based FTR has released preliminary data showing March 2016 North American Class 8 truck net orders fell for the third consecutive month to 15,800 units, the lowest level since September 2012. March 2016 orders were 12 percent below February and down 37 percent year over year — the weakest [...]

Favorable and Sustained Shippers Conditions Continue in 2016

March 24, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) improved for the third consecutive month to 4.3 reading in January with the SCI in positive territory as favorable market conditions from 2015 continue into 2016. Capacity now is sufficient to meet the demands of the current market. However, the index is forecast to drop [...]

FTR Reports February Trailer Orders Up 21% from January

March 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Reports February Trailer Orders Up 21% from January

Bloomington, Ind.-based FTR reports U.S. trailer net orders for February at 21,300 units, a 21 percent increase from January and up 2 percent year over year. The significant improvement in February trailers orders was somewhat better than anticipated, considering the sturdy backlogs currently at trailer OEMs. After strong order activity [...]