FTR Associates

August Class 8 orders rebound, up 27 percent

FTR's preliminary data shows August Class 8 truck net orders at 15,935 units, up 27 percent from July.

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Shippers Index unchanged

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for June basically was unchanged from the previous month and remains in near-neutral territory.

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Trucking Conditions Index continues downward trend

FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index for June continued its downward trend, declining a half point from May to a reading of 4.5.

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell in May

FTR Associates on Monday, July 9, announced that its Trucking Conditions Index for May fell nearly 4 points from April.

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LogBook

Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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FTR outlines reduced Class 8 forecast

FTR Associates on Tuesday, June 19, outlined a significantly reduced Class 8 production forecast beginning in the second half of 2012.

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FTR Shippers Conditions Index steadies in March

The SCI stands at -5.3, representing a moderately unfavorable condition for shippers expected to persist until fall.

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Class 8 orders continue to fall

FTR Associates released data showing April Class 8 truck total net orders at 16,877 units, the lowest number since September 2010.

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Shippers Conditions Index drops to -5.6 in February

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index fell from January, but rose year over year.

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Kenworth to lay off 10 percent of workers at Ohio plant

Paccar confirmed reports that it plans to lay off 10 percent of the work force at its Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, in response to weakening orders.

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