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FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index rises to 3.0 in April

The company predicts some rating deterioration in the months ahead, but doesn’t expect the SCI to dip into the negatives.

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Class 8 truck preliminary orders fall in June

While down both m/m and y/y, FTR said order levels are in line with historical averages and seasonal expectations.

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What to expect from the truck market in the second half of 2024

Truck orders have been solid so far in 2024, according to FTR, but what does the latter half of the year have in store?

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FTR: Trailer orders, production decreased in May

FTR’s numbers found a significant trailer order dropoff in May.

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FTR’s TCI up in April, remains negative overall

The TCI has not been positive in any month since early 2022 and likely will be mildly negative for the rest of the year.

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FTR: Truck orders exceed recent trends in May; vocational sales stand out

Not only are orders up m/m and y/y, FTR said this level is above recent demand trends and 2% above the average for May over the past decade.

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FTR sees rise in April trailer orders

With 13,016 units sold, April saw 9% m/m and 45% y/y gains. However, trailer orders were still 20% below the average for the last 12 months.

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FTR: Neutral outlook despite Shippers Conditions Index improvements

Stable diesel prices and slightly more favorable rates resulted in a better market for shippers in March, but conditions may deteriorate soon.

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FTR: preliminary Class 8 orders down in April, up y/y

OEMs continue to fill build slots at a healthy rate, according to FTR, who adds most OEMs saw declining orders, some saw small increases.

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index hits six-month low in March

FTR cites highly unfavorable freight rates and financing costs as chief factors pushing the TCI down in March.

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FTR: March trailer production, orders down year-over-year

FTR says trailer production dropped 21% y/y, March orders were down 18% y/y and 25% below the average for the last 12 months.

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FTR: Diesel cost spikes as TCI falls in February

With a nearly 4 point fall, FTR says a spike in diesel prices is mainly to blame for the deterioration in market conditions for carriers.

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