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FTR: August Class 8 orders up from July

August level of order activity continues to be below replacement levels.

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.

FTR: Class 8 truck orders flat in June

Total Class 8 orders for the previous 12 months have equaled 297,800 units. 

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.

Stronger freight volume in April pulled up FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index

The outlook remains for negative readings 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: North American Class 8 net orders fell 37% M/M in April

The weak order level in April is not a major surprise, although it is happening earlier in the year than typically expected.

FTR announces executive appointments

FTR announces new CEO and COO, Jonathan Starks and Jami Sargent, respectively.

Five truck trend takeaways from January

Embrace the month and catch up on January’s popular stories and a bonus one too.

Trucking market 2023 prediction: Plan for uncertainty

The latest from FTR’s State of Freight online press conference.

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders fell in November to 34,300 units

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November fell to 34,300, well off September’s 56,000-unit record. Orders may have declined over the last two months, but compared to last year’s weak results, they are showing tremendous gains. November order activity was down 20% m/m but up 254% y/y. Class 8 orders now

Net trailer orders surged in October to 44,000 units

FTR reports that U.S. trailer net orders surged in October to 44,000, rising 91% from the previous month. Orders were 161% higher than in October 2021. Backlog levels jumped 13% on the increased orders after a downward trend for most of the year. October build rates were down 9% from September but were up 3%