FTR State of Freight Webinar: A “New Normal” for Carload?

As shippers and carriers are looking to understand the rail carload sector for the balance of 2019, FTR has scheduled a State of Freight webinar to review the “new normal” for carload. While the carload sector remains largely in line with seasonal patterns, we will look at the outliers from that trend and what that tells us about the direction of the carload markets going forward. This webinar will identify the trends in carload that are likely to be the most meaningful over the coming months as shippers work toward the fall peak period. 
Highlights include:

  • A look at the factors that will weigh on carload volumes through the balance of 2019
  • Economically-sensitive carload sectors and what they mean for demand
  • Rail service and regulatory changes and what they mean for carload demand

This is a thirty-minute webinar presented by Todd Tranausky, VP of Rail & Intermodal at FTR. The webinar will be moderated by Clayton Slaughter, FTR’s Chief Strategy Officer. Participant Q&A session will be held after the presentation.
“This webinar will equip rail shippers and their carriers with the information they need to plan for the remainder of 2019 in the carload markets. We will identify the areas of the carload market of most concern and the broad trends in the other carload segments.” said Todd Tranausky, Vice President of Rail & Intermodal for FTR.
FTR State of Freight Webinar:
Title: A “New Normal” for Carload?
Time: August 8, 2019 | 11:00-11:30 AM EST | 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST 
About FTR:
For more than 30 years, FTR has served as the industry leader in freight transportation forecasting for the shipping, trucking, rail, intermodal, equipment, and financial communities in North America. FTR’s experts, with over 250 years of combined experience in the transportation industry, provide quantitative analysis with historical and modal-specific insights. FTR’s reports, data, commentary, and insights help clients evaluate market risks, identify new opportunities, and make informed decisions.
FTR is the only company with a complete set of freight data for all modes of transportation with detail at the 3 Digit STCC commodity level. FTR tracks and forecasts 200+ unique commodity groups both quarterly and annually using their proprietary Freight•cast U.S. freight transportation model. FTR’s Transportation Conference held annually in September in Indianapolis is a unique event bringing together every aspect of the freight transportation world into one place. For more information  

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