FTR Schedules State of Freight Webinar: Shipper’s Perspectives


As shippers, brokers and carriers gear up for the fall shipping season, FTR's esteemed transportation economist Noël Perry and rail and intermodal expert Larry Gross will explore what shippers need to know about the current state of the industry during FTR's State of Freight webinar scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 11 a.m. EDT.

In this thirty minute webinar, moderated by Jonathan Starks, Director of Transportation Analysis with FTR, Perry and Gross will highlight issues affecting trucking, rail, and intermodal service.

Perry will address the current capacity situation, including: Why is there a capacity crisis and how tight is it right now? What are the best ways to control costs and obtain capacity?   

Gross will address service issues in rail and intermodal, including: How are the railroads recovering from this winter’s service problems? What is the latest update regarding the west coast port labor situation and other ocean container line issues? What are the key port congestion and drayage issues?

Gross commented, “Beyond the normal issues surrounding the upcoming peak shipping season, freight transportation continues to be confronted by myriad challenges. Shippers need to be prepared for some uncertainty in everything from obtaining capacity to delays and port disruptions. After the dismal first quarter the economy is beginning to pick up and any increase in demand will enhance these challenges.”

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

Registration is required prior to webinar date and can be completed by clicking here > 

[Media can register to attend for free. For further inquiries please contact Autumn McCoy at [email protected]]