FTR Schedules State of Freight Webinar: Year in Review

This webinar will review an extraordinary year in transportation that saw major stresses on capacity and rates growing at a pace we haven’t seen in years. We will discuss the impacts of the truck driver shortage and the deterioration in rail/intermodal service metrics in the first half of the year and where things stand heading into 2019. We will look at the factors that supported rail carload’s slow and steady volume and rise and the more dramatic moves experienced in intermodal.
Highlights include:

  • Details and insights into the key economic indicators you should look for in Q4.
  • FTR expert discussion about the freight trends and impacts from Washington.
  • How we have seen capacity and regulation work hand in hand to tighten capacity and what this will mean for you.
  • We will revisit the wild rate ride and discuss it in greater detail.

 This is a thirty-minute webinar moderated by FTR Chairman & CEO, Eric Starks. Presenters will include FTR experts, Todd Tranausky, VP of Rail and Intermodal, and Avery Vise, VP of Trucking. Participant Q&A session will be held after the presentation.
Todd Tranausky, FTR’s VP of Rail and Intermodal commented, “This webinar will give shippers and carriers a good perspective on what happened in freight markets last year and an eye to what to expect from those sectors in 2019.”
Avery Vise, FTR’s VP of Trucking commented, “The trucking industry experienced its most severe driver shortage ever in 2018 in the wake of a major regulatory change and booming economy. We will look back at how this situation played out for carriers and shippers and where things stand today.”
State of Freight: Year in Review
December 13, 2018 11:00-11:30 AM EST | 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST
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For more than two decades, FTR has been the thought leader in freight transportation forecasting in North America.  The company’s national award-winning forecasters collect and analyze all data likely to impact freight movement, issuing consistently reliable reports for trucking, rail, and intermodal transportation, as well as providing demand analysis for commercial vehicle and railcar.  FTR’s forecasting and specially designed reports have resulted in advanced planning and cost-savings for companies throughout the transportation sector.

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