FTR Schedules State of Freight Webinar: Fleet Sentiment Survey

05.05.16 | FTR

FTR Schedules State of Freight Webinar: Fleet Sentiment Survey
Bloomington, IN (May 3, 2016) FTR will host their monthly State of Freight webinar with guest presenter Chris Kemmer, owner of CK Marketing & Communications. Chris will provide the latest findings from the Fleet Sentiment Survey conducted between April 12 and April 22.  She will discuss the findings regarding equipment demand, new specifications, and the fleet environment including driver shortages, demand vs. capacity, and business conditions.
In this thirty-minute webinar, Kemmer will report on fleet equipment buying plans for the second quarter, the overall fleet environment including an update on ELD adoption, equipment purchase drivers from overall economy to political calendar and everything in between. Join Chris Kemmer as she takes a provocative look at these questions during this State of Freight webinar scheduled for Thursday, May 12th, at 11 a.m. EDT.
As Kemmer noted, "There has been a well-documented decline in equipment orders in 2016 and some of the responses we have received from our Fleet Sentiment respondents in April show some softening in overall operating metrics as well.  It's not a "fall off the cliff" scenario, but utilization is down, parked vehicles are up and our overall "how business" rating has fallen to under 4 (out of 5) for the first time in more than a year. On the positive side, it should be noted that the largest for-hire carriers in the responding group are planning new equipment orders during the April, May, June time frame." 
This is a thirty-minute webinar moderated by Eric Starks, President and CEO of FTR. Participant Q&A session will be held after the presentation.
Learn more and register at For further inquiries, please contact Melissa Younger at [email protected]]
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