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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

February26, 2024

 

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Van spot rates continue their steady decline

As was the case in the previous week, total broker-posted spot rates in the Truckstop system rose during the week ended February 23 (week 8) because higher flatbed rates more than offset lower dry van and refrigerated rates. Spot rates for van equipment have declined for five straight weeks while flatbed rates have risen in all but two weeks this year. Flatbed rates are tracking close to their five-year average while van rates are still seeing greater divergence to the downside.

Trucking & Rail Updates from FTR

Updated weekly with downloadable slide decks

TMU

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

Transportation Outlook SOF Webinar -SOF Today LP

View the replay of our January complimentary market update, State of Freight: Transitioning to Growth in 2024.

RMU

Updated bi-weekly on Friday, FTR's Jonathan Starks 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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