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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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FTR Conditions Indices and Equipment Orders

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SOF TODAY December Issue >

  1. E-commerce Leads the Economy In Transport Growth Since 2012
    Exclusive from the Trans4Cast
  2. The Economy will Lose Significant Momentum
    By Steve Graham, Partner
  3. Tariffs, Energy support carload growth rates, but for how long?


SOF TODAY November Issue >

  1. China: Slower Growth and Stormy Clouds for 2019
    By Steve Graham, Partner
  2. E-commerce, Part 2: Quantifying the Amazon Effect
    By Avery Vise, Vice President of Trucking Research
  3. If Trade Tensions Continue the Outlook will be Bleaker as the Year Unfolds
    By Steve Graham, Partner
  4. A Confounding Housing Market
 

SOF TODAY October Issue >

  1. The Global Economy: Storm Clouds are Here
    By Steve Graham, Partner
  2. Accelerating Home Delivery Raises Questions About Holiday Freight Capacity
    By Avery Vise, Vice President of Trucking Research
  3. Canada: Cool Weather, Hot Economy
    By Steve Graham, Partner
 

SOF TODAY August Issue >

  1. Like Trade, Very Low Unemployment Could Slow the Economy
    By Avery Vise, Vice President of Trucking
  2. ​​​​​​2018 Economy: Review and Forecast
    By Steve Graham, Partner

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