STATE OF FREIGHT TODAY

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Truckstop & FTR Spot Pressure Heat Map

Load Volumes & Spot Rates

Learn more about the TruckStop & FTR U.S. Spot Pressure Heatmap at this knowledgebase article:
https://help.ftrintel.com/knowledge/faq-spot-pressure-heatmaps

Spot Market Insights

December 4, 2023

 

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Dry van rate gain remains strong in week after Thanksgiving

Broker-posted spot rates in the Truckstop system increased for all equipment types during the week ended December 1 (week 48) as dry van rates rose substantially for a second straight week. The increase of more than 17 cents in two weeks puts dry van spot rates at their highest level since early February. Spot rate increases for other equipment types were far more subdued. Total spot volume more than doubled to the strongest level since September following the sharp drop during Thanksgiving week.

Trucking & Rail Updates from FTR

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Trucking Market Updates Podcast

Updated weekly on Tuesday's, FTR's Avery Vise provides timely updates on key trucking topics moving the market.

FSA Replay for SOF LP

View the replay for the Food Shippers of America & FTR: Q4 2023 Food Industry Economic and Transportation Update Webinar.

Rail Market Update Podcast

Updated weekly on Friday's, FTR's Todd Tranausky provides timely updates on rail topics moving the market.

Most Recent Orders & Indices

Class 8 Orders


New class 8 truck orders are normally a leading indicator of the state of the economy. Follow our preliminary order updates to understand the direction of the economy and commercial vehicle production.

Trailer Orders


Strong freight demand dictates the need for new trailers. Follow our preliminary trailer orders to monitor the underlying health of freight and track the demand for new equipment.

 

Trucking Conditions Index

This exclusive FTR metric combines millions of data points known to influence truck fleet behavior to provide one index measuring the industry's health.

 

Shippers Conditions Index

This exclusive FTR metric combines millions of transportation data points into one index to help shippers understand rate pressure across the industry.

Weekly Transportation Update

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Weekly Transportation Update: Retail inventories aside from automotive are extraordinarily lean.
by The FTR Experts
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Weekly Transportation Update: Manufacturing holds steady aside from inevitable automotive drop
Weekly Transportation Update: Manufacturing holds steady aside from inevitable automotive drop
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Weekly Transportation Update: Wholesale inventories were leaner in September
Weekly Transportation Update: Wholesale inventories were leaner in September
by The FTR Experts
The economic indicators were significantly leaner in September. Goods exports and imports rose in September. Diesel prices fall sharply for a second week, and crude prices drop. ...

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