FTR’s Noël Perry Expands Economic Analysis for


FTR and have announced that Noël Perry, Partner at FTR, will lead the economic analysis for, assuming the additional role of chief economist for the industry’s leading load board and technology company.

Perry specializes in analyzing risks in the transportation market and focuses on the underlying fundamentals of transport demand, operations, and competition. He will continue his extensive industry analysis with FTR as one of their experts on transportation economics and the lead author of FTR’s State of Freight Insights.

“The expanded relationship between FTR and opens the door for even further insights into how trucking is evolving,” Eric Starks, CEO of FTR, said. “This expanded partnership will give all of us, including those in the freight marketplace, a better understanding of how the dynamic relationship between supply and demand is affecting pricing and profitability.”

Currently, FTR and provide spot market analysis through This successful partnership provides insights on spot market conditions, including rates, market pressure, and historical trending for freight transportation professionals.

Powered by and FTR, Trans4Cast offers wide-ranging analysis about the ever-changing transportation industry. Providing spot market insights to global brands like BB&T and Bloomberg Financial, Trans4Cast breaks down big transportation data into an authoritative yet easy-to-read weekly report.

About FTR
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 and issue consistently reliable reports for trucking, rail, and intermodal transportation.  Additionally, FTR provides demand analysis for commercial vehicles and railcars.  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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About is the industry’s most trusted load board and largest freight marketplace. With a host of technology solutions across the freight lifecycle, helps carriers, brokers, and shippers grow their bottom line, make better decisions, and forge lasting connections across the freight community. offers qualified capacity solutions, transportation management software, load tracking, powerful rate comparison tools, integrated data solutions, a payment platform, insurance products, and more. The company is recognized as a leading resource for freight data and trends, informing outlets like BB&T and Bloomberg Financial.


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