FTR Schedules State of Freight Webinar: 2017 Economic Outlook

10.02.16 | FTR

The economic outlook for 2017 is, yet again, full of risks and uncertainty.  The domestic economy is full of puzzles and the political landscape is about to be reshaped.  The international economy faces unprecedented challenges ranging from China to the EU.  In this webinar FTR evaluates the situation and outlines our current forecast for next year. Join Bill Witte, FTR’s Economy Expert, as he walks through and explains the assumptions and outcomes for his forecast during this webinar scheduled for Thursday, October 13th, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Witte commented, "Since the Great Recession, U.S. output growth has held in a narrow range around 2%, but the past three quarters have all been well below that level.  We think the economy will continue to muddle through in 2017, but there are many risks.”

This is a thirty-minute webinar moderated by Jonathan Starks, COO.  Participant Q&A session will be held after the presentation.

Registration to attend is required prior to the webinar date and can be completed by clicking here:

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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