FTR Associates

FTR forecast: Driver shortage to worsen

Jeff Crissey | November 09, 2011

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.

FTR: Trucking conditions rise

| November 03, 2011

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

Analyst expects hours rule changes

| October 13, 2011

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

FTR shipper index unchanged

| October 13, 2011

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

Class 8 orders reported strong in September

| October 05, 2011

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


Overdrive Staff | October 01, 2011

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.

FTR: Shippers index falls

| September 23, 2011

The deterioration reflects the current trucking situation in which demand has matched available fleet capacity.

Truck orders up 11% in August

| September 07, 2011

Research firms forecast August build rates of more than 20,500 units, higher than the July level.

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