The latest Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) compiled by research firm FTR reached 6.2 for April, and while that metric is up on a month-over-month basis, it still reflects “soft market conditions” for the trucking sector.

“There is enough uncertainty swirling around the trucking markets right now to force a manager or business owner to keep the antacids handy,” noted Jonathan Starks, FTR’s COO, in a statement. “Spot market rates are