FTR said its January Trucking Conditions Index reading of 8.82 reflects a “very positive environment for truckers.” The firm expects the index to remain high due to regulatory drag keeping capacity tight. The 2.8 point increase in the index from December to January reflects the belated improvement in truckload rates that began last summer with hours-of-service changes.  Details of the January TCI Index are found in the March issue of the Trucking Update published Feb. 28, ...

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