FTR Associates

March preliminary Class 8 orders down 11 percent

FTR Associates released preliminary data showing March Class 8 truck total net orders were 11 percent below February.

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FTR Trucking Conditions Index steady

FTR Associates’ Trucking Conditions Index for February eased very slightly to 5.9, according to the April 2012 Trucking Update.

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Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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FTR forecasts higher growth, driver pay

The driver shortage resulted from a “cyclical drag,” which is the industry’s inability to recruit and employ drivers fast enough, and a “regulatory drag” brought on by new government rules.

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Class 8 orders down in February

North America Class 8 truck total net orders were 11 percent below January, FTR Associates and ACT Research reported.

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January truck orders drop

January orders were down 17 percent from December and 9 percent lower than January 2011, FTR Associates said.

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Class 8 orders up in December

ACT Research said the final number will approach 30,100 units.

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Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

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FTR Shippers Conditions Index up in October

FTR described the current environment for shippers as stable through early next year.

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