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Economic Indicators

Monthly Freight Index Up 0.9% In September, Year-To-Year Up 4.4%

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.9 percent in September from August, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index ...

U.S. Diesel Price Declines Slightly

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel declined after three weeks of increases, albeit slightly, falling 0.5 cent to $3.887 during the week ended Monday, Nov. 7, according to the ...

Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index Reflects Stronger Purchasing Plans

The Q4 2011 FSR Buying Index as reported in the Fleet Sentiment Report published by CK Commercial Vehicle Research at 89.2 reflects a 22 percent improvement over the same quarter in 2010. ...

Substantial Increase In Preliminary Class 8 Orders For October, FTR Says

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing October Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM’s increased 17 percent over September to 27,395 units, a year over year ...

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Rises In September

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the November Trucking Update, spiked 3.1 points in September to a reading of 9.2.  While improved, the TCI remains well below its recent peak of ...

Year-To-Year NAFTA Surface Trade Up 18.3% In August

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors Canada and Mexico was 18.3 percent higher in August than in August 2010, totaling $80.4 billion, according to the ...

U.S. Average Diesel Price Jumps 6.7 Cents

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel increased for the third straight week, rising 6.7 cents to $3.892 during the week ended Monday, Oct. 31, according to the U.S. Department ...

September U.S. Containerized Imports Fall 6 Percent From August

U.S. containerized import volume fell 6 percent in September from the month before as surging shipping of auto parts was not enough to offset growing pessimism among retailers about consumer demand heading ...

U.S. Diesel Price Climbs For First Time In 6 Weeks

After five consecutive weeks of declining prices, the U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel climbed 8 cents to $3.801 during the week ended Monday, Oct. 17, according to the U.S. ...

FTR Shippers Condition Index Unchanged

FTR Associates’ Shippers Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the October Shippers Update was unchanged in August remaining at -3.8.  The SCI sums up all market influences that affect shippers. A reading ...

Monthly Revenue Per Truck Climbs, TransCore Survey Shows

TransCore’s second annual Carrier Benchmark Survey reveals that in 2011 to date, carriers’ monthly revenue on average was $1,607 higher per truck than in 2010, a 10 percent increase due primarily to ...

U.S. Average Diesel Price Falls 3.7 Cents To $3.749

The U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel dropped for the fourth straight week during the week ended Monday, Oct. 3, retreating 3.7 cents to $3.749, according to the U.S. ...

Year-To-Year NAFTA Surface Trade Up 18.1% In July

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 18.1 percent higher in July than in July 2010, totaling $72.4 billion, ...

Monthly Tonnage Index Down 0.2% In August, Year-To-Year Up 5.2%

The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.2 percent in August after falling a revised 0.8 percent in July 2011. The latest drop put the adjusted index ...
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