The Shippers Condition Index (SCI) for February reflects a tightening of capacity, FTR reported. The reading of -8.8 is an earlier than normal drop due to the series of winter storms that crossed the country, the firm noted. Conditions are expected to improve from this low point if a slowing of freight growth persists; however, shippers are advised to acquire sufficient capacity until after the spring seasonal shipping peak, FTR added. “Most of the components in the Shippers Conditions ...

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