FTR Associates

FTR: Shippers index falls

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

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Truck orders up 11% in August

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

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Trucking outlook set for GATS

Panelists will deliver their insights and projections about trucking during the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Aug. 24-25 in Dallas.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Truck orders fall in July

Preliminary orders fell 12 percent in July from June to the lowest monthly total since September 2010.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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Pulse

As you weigh any possibilities for expansion or changing carriers, consider these current resources to help assess your situation.

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FTR: Shippers’ lot improves

FTR says the healthier environment for shippers is due to a slowdown in freight demand growth.

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Forecast: Fewer drivers

Trucking’s well-documented driver shortage will grow next year and beyond because of fewer new hires to replace retiring drivers.

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Class 8 truck orders fall in May

Despite the decline, orders were still 85 percent higher than prior-year levels, FTR Associates and ACT Research reported.

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