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Next recession could hit as early as late 2016, say analysts

FTR Associates' "state of freight" seminar/Q&A reflected readers' recent suggestions that owner-operators ought to start the belt-tightening now to prepare for a cyclical economic downturn -- starting as early as late 2016.

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FTR, Internet Truckstop to forecast spot market activity

FTR and Internet Truckstop announced a new strategic industry partnership to offer market analysis and specificity for both contract and spot freight segments by region and by trailer type.

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FTR: Class 8 orders weak in July

FTR Associates on Thursday, Aug. 2, released preliminary data showing July Class 8 truck net orders at 12,568 units, the lowest month for orders since August 2010.

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell in May

FTR Associates on Monday, July 9, announced that its Trucking Conditions Index for May fell nearly 4 points from April.

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Class 8 orders continue to fall

FTR Associates released data showing April Class 8 truck total net orders at 16,877 units, the lowest number since September 2010.

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LogBook

Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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Is it recovery yet?

It’s hard some weeks to stack up the economic reports and figure if things are getting better or worse. This week was no exception.

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A creeping, sputtering recovery

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

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FTR: Truck orders likely to fall

Heavy truck demand for 2010 is likely to slow after 2007 engine inventory is exhausted.

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Analyst forecasts trucking recovery in 2010

The trucking industry will begin to recover in the second half of 2010 and accelerate strongly into 2011.

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