The latest Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from FTR Associates is basically unchanged from the previous month, indicating continually modest freight volume growth. The reading of -8.3 also suggested some capacity constraints remain, caused by new regulations, FTR said. The SCI is expected to remain in a tight range close to the current reading until increased regulatory drag negatively affects capacity and spurs rate increases in 2014. The SCI is a compilation of factors affecting ...

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