Tallies, totals and other trend data in the freight transportation realm


FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for May, as reported in FTR's July Shippers Update, improved “marginally” to -11.3, company officials said on July 26. But “freight rates impact on shippers’ conditions were the most negative in the history of the index,” they added. “It remains a period of tough sledding for shippers as utilization and rates will remain difficult factors to offset in the near term,” said Todd Tranausky, FTR’s vice president of rail and intermodal. 


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