Transportation's temperature gauge

The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI), included exclusively in the monthly Shippers Update Service, tells you the industry’s status at a glance.

A product of our Freight•cast™ forecasting methodology, the SCI is built on a fundamental analysis of 13 million data points each month and is a roll-up of four key components that WILL impact your transportation budget.


What are the main drivers of the SCI?


Freight Demand

How much freight is in the system?


Freight Rates

What is the current rate forecast environment?


Fleet Capacity

Is there enough capacity to move the forecasted freight?


Diesel Fuel

How much will Fuel Surcharges impact your transportation budget?

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Your unbiased protector of profits

For nearly 40 years, our Freight•cast methodology has been tracking how the macroeconomy drives the demand for freight. This top-down approach paints a comprehensive (yet unbiased) picture of the entire landscape giving you the leverage you need to protect your profits.

As an FTR Shippers Update client, you'll receive a monthly report packed with a 2-year SCI forecast, an exclusive long-term rate, and freight forecast for trucking, rail, intermodal, and key economic data points.

Transportation's elite decision-makers protect their budgets by trusting the FTR Shippers Update service, shouldn't you?