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Economic Indicators

U.S. Average Diesel Price Falls 4 Cents

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel declined for the second consecutive week, declining 4 cents to $3.897 for the week ending Monday, Aug. 8, according to the U.S. ...

FTR Reports July Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders Lowest Monthly Totals Since September 2010

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing July Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM’s at 18,532, the lowest monthly total since September of 2010. July was ...

Diesel Dips 1.2 Cents To $3.937

After three straight week of increases, the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel slipped 1.2 cents to $3.937 for the week ended Aug. 1, according to the U.S. Department of ...

ISM Index: Manufacturing Growth Practically Stops

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 24th consecutive month, but just barely, according to the latest report on manufacturing from the Institute for Supply Management. ISM's composite ...

Monthly Tonnage Index Jumped 2.8% In June

The American Trucking Associations on Tuesday, July 26, announced that its advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8 percent in June after decreasing a revised 2.0 percent in May. May’s ...

U.S. Diesel Price Climbs For Third Consecutive Week

The U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel climbed for the third consecutive week, this time rising 2.6 cents to $3.949 for the week ended Monday, July 25, according to the ...

U.S. Diesel Price Climbs 2.4 Cents To $3.923

After falling for eight of nine weeks before last week’s increase, the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel climbed for the second consecutive week, this time rising 2.4 cents to ...

Shippers’ Condition Index Improves For Second Consecutive Month

FTR Associates’ Shippers’ Condition Index (SCI) has moved upward again this month, signifying improving conditions for shippers. The current SCI as reported in the firm’s July Shippers Update rose to a reading ...

Monthly Freight Index Down 1.8% In May; Year-To-Year Up 1.4%

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry declined 1.8 percent in May from April, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of ...

Pulse Of Commerce Index Rebounds

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), issued July 13 by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Ceridian Corporation rose 1.0 percent in June on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis. ...

U.S. Diesel Price Climbs 4.9 Cents To $3.899

After falling for eight of the previous nine weeks, the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel climbed 4.9 cents to $3.899 for the week ended Monday, July 11, according to ...

Trucking Adds 4,400 Jobs In June

The surge in trucking employment didn't just resume in June; apparently it never stopped. While last month's job report from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that for-hire ...

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Stabilizes In May

FTR’s May Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the July Trucking Update, remained basically flat month over month with a reading of 7.3. The Index appears to have stabilized in solidly positive ...

U.S. Diesel Price Falls for Eighth Time In Nine Weeks

The U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel declined for the eighth time in nine weeks during the week ended Monday, July 4, this time falling 3.8 cents to $3.85 a ...
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