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Welcome to the State of Freight TODAY, a monthly newsletter with expanded analysis and commentary for the freight transportation industry. I am excited about the great work that we will be showcasing and I hope that it brings up even more important questions that we get to help you solve in the future.
 

Cheers to you on your path towards more Transportation Intelligence!

Eric Starks 
CEO & Chairman
FTR

Trucking Conditions Index 
The TCI is designed to summarize a full collection of industry metrics, with a reading above zero indicating a generally positive environment for truckers. Readings above 10 would signal that volumes, prices, and margins are likely to be in a solidly favorable range for trucking companies.
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Shippers Conditions Index 
The SCI is a compilation of factors affecting shippers transport environment. Any reading below zero indicates a less-than-ideal environment for shippers. Readings below 10 signal that conditions for shippers are approaching critical levels, based on available capacity and expected rates. 
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Class 8 Orders 
Every month FTR tracks order numbers for all major North American OEMs.
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Trailer Orders 
Every month FTR tracks order numbers for all major North American OEMs.
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Save The Date: September 10-12, 2019 in Indianapolis

FTR Conditions Indices and Equipment Orders

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SOF TODAY July Issue >

  1. Yield Curves - Flat Data and Trade Tensions. 
    Red Flags that may mean that a Recession is coming.

    By Steve Graham, Partner
  2. Demurrage & Accessorial Charges
    By Todd Tranausky, VP of Rail & Intermodal
  3. Ake’s Take: It’s Time For An Economic Celebration!
    By Don Ake, VP of Commercial Vehicles
 

SOF TODAY June Issue >

  1. Cool Breezes: A Look at the Canadian Economy
    By Steve Graham, Partner
  2. State of Freight Webinar: Key Issues in Transportation
    By Avery Vise, VP of Trucking and Todd Tranausky, VP of Rail & Intermodal
  3. Ake's Take: We're Addicted to Cheap Chinese Goods
    By Don Ake, VP of Commercial Vehicles
 

SOF TODAY April Issue >

  1. The Global Economy: Rebound or Reprieve
    By Steve Graham, Partner
  2. When Do We Need To Fear The Next Recession?
    By Don Ake, VP of Commercial Vehicles
  3. Trucking Market Update Focus: March Jobs Report
    By Avery Vise, VP of Trucking & Jon Starks, CIO
  4. U.S. Economy: The Edge of the Cliff — An assessment of Risks
    By Steve Graham, Partner

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