FTR Associates

Shippers Conditions Index drops to -5.6 in February

| April 19, 2012

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

Kenworth to lay off 10 percent of workers at Ohio plant

| April 13, 2012

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.

March preliminary Class 8 orders down 11 percent

| April 05, 2012

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

FTR Trucking Conditions Index steady

| April 04, 2012

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

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Overdrive Staff | April 01, 2012

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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Overdrive Staff | March 20, 2012

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

FTR forecasts higher growth, driver pay

| March 08, 2012

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.

Class 8 orders down in February

| March 05, 2012

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

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