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FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index Deteriorated Slightly in December

FTR’s Shipping Conditions Index for December deteriorated slightly from the previous month to a reading of -10.9.  Q4 ’20 saw the toughest market conditions for shippers since early 2018.  Freight volumes remain strong but fuel costs continue to rise steadily. FTR’s current outlook is for improved conditions as capacity utilization and rates start to stabilize, albeit at high levels.  The SCI will likely remain in a low single-digit negative range through most if not all of 2021. 

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