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FTR Shippers Conditions Index improved in November

The freight transportation forecasting company says falling diesel prices are to thank for the uptick.

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FTR’s July Shippers Conditions Index fell reflecting least favorable market conditions for shippers

Fuel costs aside, gradually stronger freight volumes, utilization, and rates likely will soften conditions toward neutral by mid-2024.

FTR: Fuel costs chip away at favorable shippers market

Overall market conditions for shippers were stable and positive during June.

Fuel costs chip away at favorable shippers market reflected in FTR’s June Shippers Conditions Index

“If fuel prices continue to increase, it will push less positive readings in the SCI in the months ahead.”

FTR Shippers Conditions Index rose in May

The outlook is positive through mid-2024.

FTR Shippers Conditions Index rose in April in response to weaker rates and capacity utilization

According to the company, the outlook is positive through mid-2024.

FTR Shippers Conditions slightly less favorable in March

Shippers Conditions Index dips, but positive factors maintain stable outlook, according to market research.

FTR reports: Shipper’s conditions stabilize

Aside from a large increase in diesel prices during the month, shippers’ market conditions were more positive m/m.

FTR’s latest Shippers Conditions Index reflects little change

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for September, as reported in the November Shippers Update, at -6.5 improved only slightly from the August reading of -6.8 with market conditions stalled at a level unfavorable for shippers. The slight movement in the September SCI reflects market conditions that have barely budged as tougher freight rates and higher

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index improves sharply in May

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for May improved sharply to a reading of 5.6, nearly four points higher than the April reading.

FTR’s shippers conditions index took step back in April

FTR’s April Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) took a step back in April to a reading of 1.9, close to a full point below March.

FTR Shippers Conditions Index remains moderate, likely to decrease for foreseeable future

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for August, at a reading of -0.8, continues to reflect the moratorium in TL rate growth over the summer. However, the current soft level in the SCI is still below equilibrium, with the slightly negative reading. Shippers should expect a more challenging environment in 2016 in anticipation of the increasing

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