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FTR Shippers Conditions Index shows positive readings in September as diesel prices fall

“Moving forward, it is likely that diesel prices will determine what the change in the index will be for the next few months.”

FTR Trucking Conditions Index improves, but market remains tough for carriers

The outlook is for consistently negative readings for the TCI in 2024.

FTR: Trailer orders reach highest point of 2023

Orders were at their highest level since December 2022.

Class 8 orders down but within expectations, according to FTR

FTR reports that Class 8 orders for October came in at 28,000 units.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index plunged deeper into negative territory in August

With fuel costs stabilizing for now, the outlook is for improved conditions, but FTR says that it does not expect the TCI to turn consistently positive until late 2024.

Class 8 orders nearly double in September, according to FTR

Total Class 8 orders for the previous 12 months have equaled 270,000 units.

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.