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FTR’s August Shippers Conditions Index Shows Some Improvement

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for August improved by a little more than one point from July to a reading of -8.8.  After hitting an all-time low in May, the SCI has steadily moved upward, albeit still in significantly negative territory.  Overall, shippers are experiencing some relief from excessively tight capacity, and FTR expects that to continue with rate growth moderating accordingly.  By mid to late 2019 the SCI could be recording neutral readings. 

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