Updates to our Pandemic Recovery page

Please note, some features have been retired and we have added in new content.

TRACKING THE PANDEMIC RECOVERY

Your one-stop shop for  complimentary industry content

This page is a collection of all of our complimentary resources available to industry participants. Whether you prefer to read updates, listen to podcasts, or take in the most recent webinar, this page will have the most up-to-date content covering everything associated with the commercial freight industry.  

Upcoming Webinar

January 2022 SOF Webinar LinkedIn - General

Tackle your transportation-related questions by attending this webinar on January 13th!

2022 looks to begin with the same amount of confusion and chaos impacting all facets of your business. Will it last?

Hear from our team of experts on what to expect from the economy, supply chains, and transport operations as we gear up for more of the same congestion-fueled disruptions to start the new year.

Spot Market Insights

1/10/2022

Spot volume sees typical post-holiday rebound

Total spot load postings in the Truckstop.com system jumped 43.7% during the week ended January 7 (week 1), following the typical pattern of a rebound after a holiday lull. Loads were up in all segments, including a modest gain in refrigerated to surpass the record posted during the prior week. Dry van volume was the second highest on record after a weather-related spike last February. Rates fell 10 cents from the prior week’s record, but flatbed rates saw their strongest gain in 10 weeks.

Spot volume invariably rises sharply during the first week of the year compared to the final week of the previous year. Disruptions due to winter weather in much of the U.S. also likely contributed to the strength in load postings, although supply chain disruptions had already maintained a high floor on volume. Weather-related disruptions also might have muted declines in rates that typically occur during the first week of the year.

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State of Freight Podcasts

Two engaging podcasts to keep you ahead of the competition!

Too many transportation podcasts either continually chase the next hot topic or provide little substance with regards to actionable insights.  

Each week, our VP's of Trucking & Rail provide expert insights on the current state of their respective industries, including a downloadable graphics package so you can stay one step ahead of your competition.

Orders & Indices

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Class 8 Orders

We track class 8 truck orders for the transportation industry and report on preliminary order numbers on a monthly basis.

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Trailer Orders

We track trailer orders for the transportation industry and report on preliminary order numbers on a monthly basis.
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Trucking Conditions Index

The Trucking Conditions Index represents five major conditions in the U.S. full-load truck market. These metrics are combined into a single index that tracks the market conditions that influence fleet behavior.
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Shippers Conditions Index

This index represents four major conditions in the U.S. full-load freight market. These metrics are combined into a single index that tracks the market conditions that influence a shipper's freight transportation environment.

Our clients trust FTR services to solve their transportation challenges

Built on empirical data, the most sophisticated freight forecasting methodology in the business, and scrutinized by a panel of experts with a treasure trove of knowledge and experience, FTR services are trusted to guide organizational decision-making by the industry's best companies. 
 
Download a sample report from our suite of monthly services now and see how our forecasts can help you take your organization to the next level!