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FTR Trucking Conditions Index for October Dips Again M/M


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for October fell to a reading of 3.17, more than a point lower than September, which had seen a significant dip from August when the TCI measure was in plus double digits. Stabilizing truckload rates and a short-lived run up in diesel prices were largely responsible for a continued deterioration in trucking conditions during October. In spite of the fact that the October reading was the lowest since August 2017, FTR’s outlook for trucking conditions look stronger in the near term with the TCI rebounding to a better level for months to come.

Details of the October TCI are found in the December issue of FTR’s Trucking Update, published November 30. The ‘Notes by the Dashboard Light’ section in the current issue discuss the likely return to stability in the trucking market in 2019 after a significant period of extraordinary strength. 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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