FTR: Shippers index remains negative

December 2013
Fleet Owner Blog;12/19/2013, p9
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The article reports that FTR Associates's Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) improved marginally for the second straight month in 2013. The firm said that the continued regulatory pressure and slow growth in demand with no additions to capacity led to drive the SCI down. The effects of the continuing rollout of new regulations makes for an unusually challenging forecasting environment.


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