Tag Archives: Economy

SOF TODAY | Perspectives on the Future, Population

By | March 31, 2021

In any age, the seeds of the future are planted in the past. Technological and economic forces drive changes across the globe, whether we notice it, or not. The once-sidelined electric engine is making a splash in transportation circles. Humans dominate the planet and it has become a big concern whether they will survive their… Read More »

Q&A – The 2021 Outlook

By | December 18, 2020

Following The 2021 Outlook, the final session of the FTR Engage virtual speaking series, the FTR Experts sat down to answer listener questions beyond what was covered during the Q&A within the presentation.

Trade talks this week with China went nowhere and attitudes are hardening

By | August 27, 2018

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

AKE’S TAKE: Flat Lines – Very Flat Lines

By | January 12, 2017

When the smoke began to clear from the economic crash known as the Great Recession, economists hoped for a V-shaped recovery. In a V-shaped recovery, the economy recedes but then snaps right back after the economic shock.  When the economy starts to revive, there is a big boost in business and consumer spending, leading to… Read More »

Monday Morning Coffee: Economic Growth has Slowed in Recent Quarters

By | September 12, 2016

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

Insights into the weak Q1 GDP data

By | May 6, 2015

Just like the old Lincoln commercials – this isn’t your father’s economic recovery. Growth has been weaker than normal. And longer than normal. And more manufacturing oriented than normal. Those aren’t all bad statements but another notable item during this recovery is highlighted in the accompanying graph. First quarter GDP growth has been substantially weaker… Read More »

Monday Morning Coffee: Don’t Ignore 1st Quarter, But Economy Still Expanding

By | June 30, 2014

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »

Monday Morning Coffee: Economic Review, June 23

By | June 23, 2014

Welcome to FTR’s “Monday Morning Coffee “ blog. The following article is designed to keep busy executives up to date with the latest economic data releases. Released every Monday, this blog promises to keep our clientele updated with the latest weekly economic news and developments, highlighting its impact on the transportation, freight, and equipment markets.… Read More »