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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
At a time when the economic recovery has clearly hit a soft patch and the economic road map remains highly uncertain, the road to recovery is being paved for future success.
The TCI, which reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight, dipped 4.0 points from 9.1 in April to 5.1 in May, the most recent month for which data is available.
Posted on 07/10 at 09:30 AM
FTR Associates •
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This decline marked the fifth time in the last six quarters driver turnover has risen, with the rate declining during the fourth quarter of this year, which was preceded by four consecutive quarterly declines.
Monday, June 11, 2012
T. Boone Pickens has long been pushing his “Pickens Plan” to wean America off gasoline and diesel and onto natural gas.
Based on the most recent reading of FTR Associates’ Trucking Conditions Index (TCI), it appears that the trucking sector is showing some signs of solid growth.
Posted on 06/11 at 09:16 AM
FTR Associates •
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Prior to May’s increase, April was up 0.1 percent and March and February were up 0.3 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively.
Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates reported this week that its preliminary data for May Class 8 truck net orders came in at 17,650 units.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The need for changes in CSA were made loud and clear by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week, when its Board of Directors formally called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make what it said are badly needed changes.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in April fell 1.1 percent, following a revised 0.6 percent (originally 0.2 percent) gain in March but was up 3.5 percent annually. The ATA's not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index dipped 5.5 percent from March to April
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Recent data from TransCore noted that April marked the best single month volume output for the spot market, based on its TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index, which reflects spot market freight availability on its network of load boards in the United States and Canada.