STATE OF FREIGHT TODAY

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Whether you prefer to read updates, listen to podcasts, or take in the most recent webinar, this page is the source for complimentary FTR content covering everything associated with the commercial freight industry.  

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Spot Market Insights

November 28, 2022

 

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Dry van spot rate strength continues in the holiday week

Although total broker-posted spot rates in the Truckstop system eased slightly during Thanksgiving week, dry van rates rose sharply in line with seasonal expectations during the week ended November 25 (week 47). Refrigerated and flatbed spot rates declined after the previous week’s notable gains. Total market rates were in line with the same week two years ago and were modestly above the five-year average. As usual, the holiday week saw a large falloff in load activity in all segments and regions. 

Spot Market Insights

November 7, 2022

 

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Flatbed was a drag on the spot market in the latest week

Broker-posted spot rates in the Truckstop system for dry van and refrigerated were hardly robust, but they were up during the week ended November 4 (week 44) while flatbed rates fell. Van segment rate gains lagged the typical pre-Thanksgiving strength that begins in early November, and dry van weakness was especially pronounced. Van segment volume remains close to five-year average levels. Flatbed volume is fairly stable at below-average levels. The West Coast continued to lead total volume gains.  

State of Freight podcasts

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Complimentary webinar

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FTR & FSA Present: Q4 2022 Food Industry Economic and Transportation Update Webinar

Recorded - Tuesday, October 25, 2022 

Orders & Indices

Class 8 Orders

New class 8 truck orders are normally a leading indicator of the state of the economy. Follow our preliminary order updates to understand the direction of the economy and commercial vehicle production.

Trailer Orders

Strong freight demand dictates the need for new trailers. Follow our preliminary trailer orders to monitor the underlying health of freight and track the demand for new equipment.

Trucking Conditions Index

This exclusive FTR metric combines millions of data points known to influence truck fleet behavior to provide one index measuring the industry's health.

Shippers Conditions Index

This exclusive FTR metric combines millions of transportation data points into one index to help shippers understand rate pressure across the industry.
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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.

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