Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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FTR says positive shippers index August reading will be short-lived

FTR says positive shippers index August reading will be short-lived

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for August moved marginally up from July to a low positive reading of 1.1.

August NAFTA freight up 0.7% from 2015; first annual increase since December 2014

August NAFTA freight up 0.7% from 2015; first annual increase since December 2014

For the first time since December 2014, North American Free Trade Agreement cross border freight increased in value from the same month in the previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.

Bendix launches production of driver control module on new assembly line in Mexico

Bendix launches production of driver control module on new assembly line in Mexico

ELYRIA, Ohio — Following a $4.6 million investment and an intense planning effort that began in 2014, this month Bendix began to produce driver control modules (DCM) on an advanced new assembly line at its Acuña, Mexico, manufacturing campus.

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for August rises as new regulations tighten capacity

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for August rises as new regulations tighten capacity

Transportation analyst firm FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for August increased from July to a reading of 6.76, the company reported October 26.

Trailer orders in September hit lowest volume in 6 years

Trailer orders in September hit lowest volume in 6 years

COLUMBUS, Ind. — New and net trailer orders significantly disappointed in September, conflicting with a seasonally-anticipated double-digit gain, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

Price of gallon of diesel falls three tenths of a penny

Price of gallon of diesel falls three tenths of a penny

WASHINGTON — After three consecutive weeks of increases, the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel declined three tenths of a penny to $2.478 for the week ending October 24, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

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