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Trucking Business Conditions Fall Slightly in U.S.

November 12, 2015 by sehui

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The latest measure of business conditions in the U.S. trucking industry has retreated slightly following an even performance this year and is expected to decline further at the year’s end.

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Trucking Conditions Rebound, Best This Year

August 13, 2015 by sehui

BLOOMINGTON, IN — While business conditions in Canada are shaky, the situation in the U.S. for the trucking industry is the best so far this year, according to the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR. Its just released Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) measure for June rose from May, jumping 56% to 7.66, hitting the highest level of 2015.

While freight growth slowed during the second quarter of the year, FTR said rates continue to show growth and margins are still good. Also, freight growth is on track for the sixth straight year of annual gains.

It expects regulatory conditions and a continued economic recovery to fuel an accelerating index during 2016.

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Easing Rates, Capacity Lead to Weaker Trucking Biz

June 15, 2015 by sehui

BLOOMINGTON, IN — A measure of trucking industry business conditions fell in April as capacity and pressure on rates eased up.The Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from the freight forecasting firm FTR shows a 9% decline from the previous month to a relatively modest reading of 6.7, but still higher than the same time last year.
A reading above zero indicates a positive business environment while one below zero is negative.
It also said lower fuel prices during April resulted in a positive effect on the index.

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OTA checks in with Ontario fleets

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Starting this month the Ontario Trucking Association will check the industry’s pulse using a new tool – a quarterly online business conditions survey.