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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.

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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.

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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.

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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%

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FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders remain elevated

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for October remained elevated for the second consecutive month, coming in at 43,200 units. October order activity was -23% m/m and +77% y/y, with Class 8 orders now totaling 271,000 units for the last 12 months. Net orders in October continue to solidify the notion that

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FTR reports preliminary trailer orders dropped considerably

FTR reports preliminary trailer orders dropped in September, falling 25% m/m to 12,500 units.  September trailer orders were -56% y/y and now total 271,000 units for the past 12 months. Overall, most trailer manufacturers, especially those in the van segments, still must manage production weekly as component shortages continue to hinder production. Even amidst the downward trend

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FTR reports preliminary Class 8 truck net orders soared to a record

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for September soared to 56,500 units, the most ever for a single month.  September order activity was +169% m/m and +102% y/y, with Class 8 orders now totaling 254,000 units for the last 12 months. “With order boards officially open for 2023 build spots, Q4 monthly

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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

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