What is the FTR Driver Pool Labor Index?

An FTR exclusive index helping fleet owners and CFOs understand when to expect driver payrolls to rise or fall

An FTR view of how much the 'potential' labor pool for drivers has grown or shrunk, measuring the potential pool minus those already employed in other industries.

This is a broad measure of the overall labor pool that could be a driver. As this index rises, it indicates that the potential pool of drivers is growing. It does not indicate that the 'actual' number of drivers is increasing. As the available pool of drivers gets bigger, in theory, it should be relatively easier to recruit additional drivers. When the Driver Labor Supply Index declines, it would indicate that it is likely to be more difficult to recruit the next driver.