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DAT Truckload Volume Index gained 2% in August, national contract rate jumps
Shippers and logistics managers who would normally be gearing up for peak shipping season have encountered one test after another in terms of their ability to manage transportation pricing, capacity and supply chain disruptions.
September 16, 2021
Refrigerated spot volume sets a record, market 'right for record rate increases'
Refrigerated load postings were roughly three times the five-year average volume for the week and about 73% above the same week last year.
August 31, 2021
Tighter capacity utilization, volume and fuel costs driving tough environment for shippers
FTR's Shippers Conditions Index fell in June, signifying a tough market for shippers and a strong market for carriers. Also: ZF, Locomation ink tie-up; FMCSA wants to know how many carriers are operating under the COVID emergency declaration.
August 27, 2021
Spot, contract rates hit new highs in July
Contract truckload rates again set records for all three equipment types, reflecting urgency among shippers to secure capacity and reduce volatility in their supply chains.
August 24, 2021
Outlook and Benchmarking
Surge in COVID prompts Walmart to close stores for deep-cleaning
With COVID cases rising, Walmart is shutting down some stores for deep-cleaning. This is not necessarily an indicator of pending "major economic damage" according to ACT Research.
July 26, 2021
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Spot volume holds steady, rates mostly up
A group of more than 60 trucking groups penned a letter to the House asking for an amendment to remove a liability insurance hike for motor carriers from the highway bill. Also: Spot rates steady and Transition Trucking award nominations sought.
June 29, 2021
Capital expenditures driving freight demand, analyst says
Higher than normal capital expenditures from manufacturers as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic will continue to drive freight demand for the next few quarters, but expect a shift in the coming months, according to ACT Research.
June 14, 2021
Truck orders slide as OEMs run out of build slots
The drop-off in May does not represent a weakening of demand, as freight growth continues to be robust and spot rates hit all-time highs.
June 3, 2021
Traffic costs trucking billions of dollars annually
The cost of congestion on the Interstate Highway System grew 25% from 2017-2019.
May 27, 2021
Trucking's not been this good since October 2020
FTR's near-term outlook for trucking is strong with the TCI expected to deliver double-digit positive readings through the quarter and to remain in positive territory through 2022.
April 13, 2021
Truck orders unaffected by assembly slowdowns
Many OEMs are already struggling to keep up with demand as a global shortage of semiconductors and supply limitations of various other components have crimped production plans for Volvo, Mack, Kenworth and Peterbilt.
April 6, 2021
Fleets standing in line for new trucks as freight rates climb
February 2021 was the second-highest total ever for the month of February and orders for the previous 12 months now total 338,000 units.
March 3, 2021
Digital tools help carriers manage contract freight bids
All parties stand to benefit from a more intelligent and efficient process to manage bids for freight contracts.
February 25, 2021
Fleets locking in trailer build slots on 2021 optimism
The challenge currently facing trailer OEMs in the near-term is a raw material and component shortage.
February 11, 2021
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