FTR Associates

Nashville, IN 47448


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2881 Grandma Barnes Road
Nashville, IN 47448

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FTR Associates is the industry leader in freight transportation forecasting. Currently our principal source of business is forecasting U.S. freight by mode of transportation, NAFTA commercial vehicle sales and production, U.S. trailer factory shipments, N.A. railcar deliveries and U.S. rail carloadings originated, intermodal loadings originated and tractor/trailer loads originated.


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FTR’s TCI continues rise in September

Nov. 17, 2020
September’s positive reading of 10.69 is up 2+ points from August and the third highest reading since January 2010.
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FTR reports October North American Class 8 orders were the highest this year

Nov. 5, 2019
The report indicates the highest level since November 2018, but still far below a year ago.
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FTR predicts positive Trucking Conditions Index for January, moving toward neutral conditions

Feb. 18, 2019
FTR forecasts that the sharply improved December reading will not be sustained in 2019, with readings falling back to mid-single digital positive readings in January and moving...
Chassis, Body & Cab

Class 8 orders for January at lowest since October 2016, report finds

Feb. 7, 2019
The low order number was not entirely unexpected, as the great majority of fleets already have all their orders in for 2019, FTR reports.
Trailers, Towing & Specialty

Trailer orders see record high in 2018; orders expected to drop first half of 2019

Jan. 16, 2019
Trailer order activity moderated in December after experiencing "tremendous levels" over the previous three months, FTR reports.

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Class 8 orders fell to 21,000 units in December, FTR reports

Jan. 7, 2019
December order activity was as expected, with fleets ordering to secure a dwindling number of available build slots in the second half of 2019.
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FTR Trucking Conditions Index for October dips

Dec. 18, 2018
Stabilizing truckload rates and a short-lived run up in diesel prices were largely responsible for a continued deterioration in trucking conditions during October.
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Class 8 orders fell in November to 27,500 units, FTR reports

Dec. 6, 2018
The drop off in order activity was expected, as OEM’s have nearly filled their order boards for 2019.
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Shippers conditions continue to improve, FTR reports

Nov. 28, 2018
Increasing capacity and productivity in truck and intermodal should impact shippers positively through next year.
Trailers, Towing & Specialty

FTR reports 53,000 trailer unit orders in October

Nov. 14, 2018
Additional OEMs started taking orders for the second half of 2019 and their customers responded by placing orders to reserve future build slots.
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FTR raises Class 8 truck and commercial trailer forecast for 2019

Nov. 8, 2018
Class 8 factory shipments are now forecast to be 350,000 units and commercial trailer production to be 310,000 units in 2019.
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September trailer orders exceed expectations, FTR reports

Oct. 16, 2018
Trailer orders for the past twelve months have exceeded 400,000 units.
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Class 8 orders continue to surge

Oct. 8, 2018
September Class 8 order activity was the 10th best month ever, but with most of 2018 hitting all time highs, was only the 5th highest monthly volume this year, FTR reports.
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FTR anticipates moderate but challenging conditions

Aug. 27, 2018
FTR says that although rates are still rising in the truckload sector, there are some signs of stability coming into the market for drivers, capacity and rates.