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March trailer orders up 50% over 2016
Monday April 17, 2017 4:31 PM
BLOOMINGTON, IN -- Net trailer orders in March were up 50% over last year even if they were down 20% from February -- and reached 20,500 units overall, FTR reports.
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Knight, Swift merge as $6 billion truckload powerhouse
Monday April 10, 2017 4:17 PM
PHOENIX, AZ -- Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation are merging in a blockbuster deal that creates the biggest truckload fleet in North America, valued at close to US $6 billion.
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Volumes growing, rates stagnant: FTR
Monday April 10, 2017 10:15 AM
BLOOMINGTON, IN – Analysts at FTR are predicting U.S. freight volumes will grow this year, but say rates will likely be stagnant for at least six months.
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General freight rates up, specialized unchanged
Thursday April 6, 2017 1:25 PM
OTTAWA, ON – Canadian carriers charged about 0.9% more for their shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016, following a 0.4% increase in the third quarter, Statistics Canada reports.
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Capacity is tight, but rates will rise: FTR
Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:47 AM
BLOOMINGTON, IN – Analysts at FTR are reporting a tighter freight capacity for shippers this year, but believe that “regulatory drag” will likely be slowed under the Trump Administration...
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Cooper director applauds Chinese tire ruling
Wednesday March 1, 2017 11:16 AM
NASHVILLE, TN – The director of Cooper Tire’s truck-related business is clearly happy with news that the U.S. Department of Commerce will not issue antidumping and countervailing duty...
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FTR predicts rate, supply pressures
Thursday February 23, 2017 3:01 PM
BLOOMINGTON, IN – The freight transportation forecasters at FTR foresee rate and supply troubles for shippers as 2017 progresses, and expect capacity utilization to continue its climb...
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HOT TOPICDoepker acquires Edmonton Trailer
Thursday February 23, 2017 11:05 AM
Doepker Industries has expanded its product line considerably, acquiring Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing (ETM) based in Acheson, Alberta. Dirk Woestenenk, previously general manager at ETM,...
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