Most Recent TCI

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for May Remains at Full Capacity

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) was unchanged for May at a reading of 11.4 reflecting continued full capacity utilization.  Trucking conditions are only expected to improve as freight season enters its peak with the TCI reading growing further through the calendar year and likely into 2019. Excluding fuel surcharges, total truckload rates are forecast to be up an estimated 13% for all of 2018. As more capacity is slated to come on line, 2019 trucking conditions may moderate somewhat but they will still outpace recent years.

Details of the May TCI are found in the July issue of FTR’s Trucking Update, published June 28, 2018. The ‘Notes by the Dashboard Light’ section in the current issue discusses the unaccustomed uncertainty introduced to the economy from tariffs and a potential trade war. Along with the TCI and ‘Notes by the Dashboard Light,’ the Trucking Update includes data and analysis on load volumes, the capacity environment, rates, costs, and the truck driver situation.

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