Shippers Update

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Essential Outlooks for Shippers on Freight Volumes, Transport Costs, and Capacity

Include freight transportation as part of your company's strategic discussion. Only FTR connects the dots between the U.S. macro economy and the micro economies of freight transportation, and provides outlooks for where trucking, rail, and intermodal are headed. This data and analysis helps you answer questions such as:

  • What is the overall state of freight demand?
  • From energy to construction, capacity can shift quickly away from sectors, could your business be affected? 
  • What are the effects of impending regulations?
  • What is the fuel pricing situation, and how might it affect your company's transportation budget?
  • We are approaching the longest recovery in modern U.S. history. Are there any bubbles in the macro economy? What are the risks which could trigger a recession?


Exclusive Source for Capacity Utilization Within Trucking, Rail, and Intermodal, and FTR's Unique Shippers Conditions Index

Shipping professionals utilize FTR's industry leading indicators, forecasts and analysis, applying this information to their internal planning, forecasting, and market analysis. FTR's Best-in-Class status gives you the confidence to not only plan for the future, but communicate and defend your plans and forecasts to the C-Suite.






  • "...FTR has also provided routine conference calls on current topics that serve to keep us updated on the latest trends. The bottom line is that FTR has been a consistent partner supporting our forecasting efforts and we look forward to many more years of working together...."