FTR Schedules State of Freight Webinar: Intermodal Outlook


Bloomington, IN (March 6, 2015) As part of FTR’s monthly State of Freight webinar series, intermodal and rail expert and Senior Consultant Larry Gross will examine the factors influencing intermodal growth in 2015 and beyond following several years of exceptional performance, during the online event scheduled for Thursday, March 12th at 11 a.m. EDT.

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DIn this thirty minute webinar, moderated by Eric Starks, President of FTR, Gross will provide a west coast port update, as well as an update on intermodal service and prospects for improvement, including insights on recent service issues and lower fuel prices.

Gross commented, “Intermodal growth appears to have slowed of late, but separating out underlying trends from the short-term issues imposed by the congestion on the West Coast is difficult. Our sense, however, is that 2015 will be a somewhat challenging year for the intermodal sector.”

Participant Q&A session will be held after the presentations.

Registration is required prior to webinar date and can be completed at:

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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