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FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 orders for November fell to 27,500, as the market winds down from five consecutive months topping 40,000 units. November orders were the lowest total this year and the weakest since September 2017.... Read Story
December 14, 2018, 07:12 AM

U.S. trailer orders set a record for the month of July, coming in at a surprising 28,000 units, FTR reported. Trailer orders have now totaled an impressive 350,000 units for the past 12 months.  Orders were up 109 percent year over year.Original... Read Story
August 24, 2018, 07:20 AM

FTR reported preliminary March trailer orders at 27,500, which reflect a typical seasonal decline from February, down 16 percent.  However, orders were historically strong with order activity at the highest level for the month of March since 2014 and... Read Story
April 17, 2018, 07:15 AM

FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for January at a solid 21,600 units, continuing the remarkably consistent trend that began in October. January 2017 Class 8 orders were 20% better than January 2016. After a steady decline in order rates... Read Story
February 09, 2017, 07:10 AM

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index (ICI) rose again in September to a reading of 4.95.  The updated September reading, in moderately favorable territory, reflects increased utilization rates in the over-the-road truck market and stabilizing fuel... Read Story
November 22, 2016, 07:00 AM

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for April rose marginally to a reading of 1.5, up from 0.4 in March.  The new reading reflects improved market conditions for shippers as freight demand remains sluggish.  The SCI is at its highest sustained... Read Story
July 06, 2016, 07:09 AM

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) measure for January begins to reflect slowing growth patterns for trucking transportation. According to FTR, with a reading of 9.05, the index fell from a recent high of 10.88 in December. FTR said current... Read Story
March 16, 2016, 07:06 AM