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Categories: Fleet Management
Pent-up Demand Bolsters Industrial Freight Volumes

Industrial production and manufacturing output are strong. FTR's Avery Vise explores what this could mean for industrial freight volumes.
Categories: Fleet Management
Trucking’s Inflation Worries Go Beyond Fuel

For trucking companies, the biggest single threat from inflation arguably is not in their own costs, but in what higher costs will mean for consumer spending.
Categories: Fleet Management
Surging Inventories Bolster Freight Economy

Retail inventories surged to end 2021. FTR's Avery Vise explores why it happened and what it means for freight.
Categories: Fleet Management
Were Job Growth and Retail Sales Weak in December? It’s Complicated

You might recall reports that preliminary figures for payroll employment and retail sales were weak in December. FTR's Avery Vise takes a closer look at...
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FTR's Trucking Outlook: What the Numbers Say About Freight, Rates, and Drivers

Economic growth and freight rates are expected to remain solid well into 2022, according to transportation analysis firm FTR, but the struggle to find...
Categories: Fleet Management
How the True Cost of Freight Shipping Affects the Carrier Market

An analytical look at consumer spending, the pandemic, and the spot market — where we've been, where we're headed, and what that means for owner-operators...
Categories: Fleet Management
What Railroad Statistics Can Tell Us About Truck Freight Volumes

Is a broad statistic that can give us a real-time second-level read on the magnitude and direction of freight trends? The answer is rail carloads.
Categories: Fleet Management
How Did Wild Third-Quarter Swings Affect Fleet Earnings?

How did publicly traded trucking fleets perform financially as the roller-coaster year of 2020 headed back uphill in the third quarter?
Categories: Fleet Management
Economic Recovery: Alphabet Soup or Tennis Ball Bounce? [Commentary]

The global shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue to wreak havoc in economic forecasting.
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
Most Commercial Fleet Orders for 2021 Models to be at Pre-Pandemic Levels

A number of commercial fleets are planning to order fewer fleet vehicles in MY-2021, but the majority of surveyed fleet managers state there will be no...

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