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FTR’s July Trucking Conditions Index improved from June but remains in negative territory

Aside from fuel cost volatility, the outlook for trucking conditions is little changed with only gradual improvement.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for June reflects weaker conditions for carriers

June’s TCI reading was the most negative since November.

FTR’s May Trucking Conditions Index just barely changes M/M

Weak rates and elevated financing costs are expected to offset tiny incremental improvement in freight demand and utilization.

Market trucking conditions decline in February due to rate, volume weakness

Industrial and consumer sectors are sluggish, but spending on goods is still elevated.

October trucking conditions reflect toughest environment since April 2020

The October TCI was the weakest since the all-time low reading of -28.66 in April 2020.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index remained in negative territory for third consecutive month

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) improved in July to a reading of -0.7 from the previous -3.36 principally because of falling diesel prices. Although the index was just below the index’s base of zero, it was the third consecutive month of negative readings–a situation that had not occurred since March-May 2020.  FTR expects that trucking market

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for January still strong, but war raises risks

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for January fell to 11.46 from 14.45 in December amid rising diesel prices. Although more robust freight rates more than offset the effects of higher fuel costs, freight volume was a significantly weaker positive factor than it had been in December. A record surge in fuel costs in the wake

FTR Trucking Conditions Index improves in June, but still negative

FTR’s revised Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) showed a significant improvement in June but remained in slightly negative territory at a reading of -0.82.

FTR Trucking Conditions Index weakens in May

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell back nearly two points in May to a new reading of -2.3.

FTR Trucking Conditions Index improves slightly in April

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index rebounded marginally in April to a -0.64 reading. Conditions improved slightly from the previous month, but TCI remains in negative territory.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index remains at a low level

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for April at a 6.2 reading, while up month-over-month, reflects soft market conditions affecting the trucking sector. The market is mired in a slowdown with truck freight growth slowing and a modest amount of excessive equipment. FTR is currently forecasting a transition to moderate growth toward the end of the

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index falls in September, improvement expected in 2016

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) measure for September declined from the previous month to a reading of 8.46 (as seen in the graph above). The Trucking Conditions Index has been uneven through 2015 and is expected to decline further by the end of the year. The trucking environment remains in a fragile equilibrium between decent

TCI chart