FTR Associates

FTR: Hours rule delay postpones ‘crisis’

Trucking will not be able to restore quickly the driver and truck capacity it lost during the recession.

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November Class 8 orders drop

FTR Associates said orders were down 22 percent from the same month a year earlier.

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FTR index dips in October

Index softened primarily due to further delay in the issuance of revised hours-of-service regulations.

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Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.

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FTR forecast: Driver shortage to worsen

Trucking is in a growth period, but carriers need to keep an eye on the global economy and its potential impact on freight demand, executive says.

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FTR: Trucking conditions rise

Tight capacity control, modest growth in truck tonnage and falling fuel prices helped improve trucking environment through September.

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Analyst expects hours rule changes

FTR consultant said he hears FMCSA will propose to reduce driving and duty hours.

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FTR shipper index unchanged

FTR is forecasting a tighter, more negative environment for shippers beginning in the fourth quarter.

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Class 8 orders reported strong in September

Preliminary September orders increased 12 percent over August and 56 percent over the same month a year earlier, FTR Associates said.

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Audit delays cross-border plan, court asked to review pilot program, hours rule due by end of month, a bridge closure, FMCSA says CSA helps compliance and other industry news items are featured.

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