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October 3, 2017

Class 8 Orders Increase in Healthy, Growing Market

Early numbers indicate a positive month for September’s North American Class 8 truck orders as the market continues to gain momentum heading into the fall order season, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

September 13, 2017

Hurricanes Could Cost GDP Half a Percentage Point in Q3

Speaking about the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma at the FTR Transportation Conference, analysts estimated that the economic impact on the region could cost GDP 0.5% in the third quarter of 2017.

September 6, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders Maintain Momentum

Class 8 truck orders continued to climb steadily in August, while medium-duty truck orders have stagnated a little, according to preliminary numbers from transportation analysts FTR and ACT Research.

August 3, 2017

Class 8 Truck Orders Rebound in July

Class 8 truck orders are expected to increase in July compared to the previous month and previous year, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

September 6, 2016

August Class 8 Truck Orders Will Beat Expectations

Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research.

July 6, 2016

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.

June 3, 2016

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

May 16, 2016

Trucking Conditions Falter in Weaker Economic Environment

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index fell by nearly 50% in March as a weak economy during the first quarter of 2016 negatively impacted the freight market.

April 5, 2016

Class 8 Demand Weak in March, Medium-Duty On the Rise

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall once again in March, down as much as 12% compared to February, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

December 4, 2015

November Truck Order Numbers Not Looking Good

Compared with last year’s record truck order numbers, the early reports for this November show dramatically decreased demand in the Class 8 segment.

July 10, 2013

No Change in FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for May

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for May as reported in the July 2013 Trucking Update at 12.4 is unchanged from the previous month continuing to reflect a positive environment for trucking.

December 7, 2011

FTR Associates Reports Year-Over-Year Decline in Class 8 Orders

NASHVILLE, IN - FTR Associates released preliminary data showing November 2011 Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's declined 27 percent from October to 20,400 units.

May 24, 2010

FTR Associates Says Fleet Hiring Capability Will Constrain Driver Supply

NASHVILLE, IN - For fleets needing additional drivers the constraint will be in their ability to hire and train prospects from the available labor pool.

April 21, 2010

Shorter-Haul Intermodal Not Increasing in Importance, FTR Analysis Shows

NASHVILLE, IN - The share of domestic intermodal revenue movements accounted for by moves of 1,000 miles or less has declined in the past year.

December 23, 2009

2010 Class 4-7 Trucks to Sell at Same Levels as 2009

WASHINGTON - While small points of optimism signal the economy finally may be starting to recover, that recovery is weak. Truck sales this year will be barely better than the dismal 2009 market.

July 15, 2009

Trucking Conditions Index Drops Slightly

NASHVILLE, IN - The FTR Trucking Conditions Index eased down two points in May to a reading of -22, reflecting the effects of continued over-capacity in the trucking industry.

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