Avery Vise Appointed VP, Trucking Research at FTR


FTR is pleased to announce and welcome Avery Vise as Vice President, Trucking Research. Mr. Vise will be responsible for the content of all trucking-oriented reports, publications, and analyses. He will also work to further develop ongoing relationships with customers, carriers, OEMs, publications, suppliers, and financial groups.

Mr. Vise is a well-known figure in the transportation industry.  He has closely studied transportation for more than 30 years as an editor, analyst, and researcher, including nearly 20 years dedicated to the trucking industry.

Eric Starks, Chairman and CEO of FTR, commented, “We are excited to have Avery join the FTR team. We have been looking to grow our internal research capabilities, and to focus on communicating this research more effectively to our customers and the industry. Avery’s experience as a transportation analyst and journalist makes him well qualified to lead this initiative. Avery also brings a winning attitude and exceptional leadership skills that will continue to fuel FTR’s growth in the marketplace.”

Immediately prior to joining FTR, Mr. Vise was President of TransComply, a firm that assists trucking operations with regulatory compliance and best practices in freight contracting. He also was principal of TransAdvise, in which he provided research, analysis, and consulting on the North American transportation market, duties that will now be done within FTR. Mr. Vise is a frequent speaker at industry events and on SiriusXM.

Previously, he served as executive director of trucking research and analysis for Randall-Reilly from 2011 to 2013 after a decade as the chief editor of their Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ magazine). During his time leading CCJ, Mr. Vise also served as the magazine’s principal industry analyst with responsibility for tracking economic and financial trends affecting the trucking industry. While at CCJ he led the development of the CCJ Top 250, an industry-leading report that measures the results of the top trucking companies. He also played a central role in the development of Randall-Reilly’s RigDig Business Intelligence offering.

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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, specially designed reports, and custom consulting have resulted in advanced planning and cost-savings for companies throughout the transportation sector.

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