FTR's preliminary data shows August Class 8 truck net orders at 15,935 units, up 27 percent from July.
FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for June basically was unchanged from the previous month and remains in near-neutral territory.
FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index for June continued its downward trend, declining a half point from May to a reading of 4.5.
FTR Associates on Monday, July 9, announced that its Trucking Conditions Index for May fell nearly 4 points from April.
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FTR Associates on Tuesday, June 19, outlined a significantly reduced Class 8 production forecast beginning in the second half of 2012.
The SCI stands at -5.3, representing a moderately unfavorable condition for shippers expected to persist until 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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