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FTR Continues to Expand Annual Transportation Conference

Registration is live for the 2018 FTR Transportation Conference. In its 14th year, this annual conference brings together all the different aspects of the freight transportation world into one place. With over 80 of the industry’s leading speakers and panelists, and 450 attendees, the conference is the premier transportation forecasting event of the year.   […]

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for February Reflects a “Best Ever” Environment for Carriers

    FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for February reflects an environment for carriers that has never been better. The current reading of 15.41 is the highest since FTR began tracking the conditions index in 1992. The index jumped four points from the January reading and could improve still more through (at least) Q2, fueled […]

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FTR Reports Preliminary January Trailer Orders In 40,000 Range for Third Consecutive Month

  FTR reports preliminary January orders in the 40,000 range for the third consecutive month.  If the numbers hold when final orders are reported, this will be the first time in history that the industry has been at those levels in any 3-month period.  Dry van totals were elevated again and refrigerated van orders were […]

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FTR Reports North American Class 8 Orders for January at 47,200 Units- Highest since 2006

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 orders were at 47,200 units, significantly higher m/m at +28% and y/y up 116%.  January Class 8 orders surpassed even the strong Q4 2014 activity and were only lower than the orders from early 2006. The North American equipment market continues to strengthen as we move into 2018. […]

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Hurricane Harvey Disrupting Freight Transportation in Gulf Region – Nearly Ten Percent of U.S. Trucking Impacted

It turns out that severe weather disruptions almost always involve water. Since the most potent source of water is evaporation from the ocean’s surface, the majority of U.S. weather disruptions are near salt water coasts. And, because people and businesses like to be near coasts, oceanic storms have big effects, including on transportation. Hurricane Harvey […]

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