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?

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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.





Standard Benefits

State of Freight Webinars

Support and on-boarding

Up to 5 users per subscription

Online access

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Executive-level analysis

Easy to consume in one sitting but packed with enough intel to allow your team to make actionable business decisions keeping you competitive in the marketplace

FTR shippers conditions index

Rate outlook for ground modes

Rail, intermodal, and trucking metrics

Spot market rates and forecast

Regulatory agenda

Freight environment

Downloadable Database

Historical data going back to 1992 and forecasted data from the report delivered in Excel format for easy data extraction to be fed into your internal business models


Downloadable Graphics Package

Includes charts from the report and underlying data in Powerpoint and image formats. This allows you to pull your reports and presentations together quickly for internal


State of Freight Insights

($2,495 value) Providing exclusive, unbiased analysis of pressing topics in the transportation world delivered by our subject matter experts to keep you in the know on topics that will impact your business


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