Shippers Update [Standard]

Shippers Update [Standard]

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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 costs and rates?
  • We are approaching the longest recovery in modern U.S. history. Does this recovery have staying power? 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.


  • Database is available with history and forecast for data presented in the report.
  • Historical & forceasted carloadings and intermodal loadings database going back to 1992
  • Database updated every month
  • Database is distributed in Microsoft Excel format

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This is a skeleton of the actual database. If you have additional questions about the database please contact FTR at [email protected] or (888) 988-1699 ext. 1.

Subscriber Benefits

  • WEBINARS -- Complimentary access to FTR's "State of Freight" webinars held throughout the year. These webinars feature FTR staff discussing the current economy, trucking, rail, and intermodal situations.
  • SUPPORT -- Product support is provided to help users get the most out of their subscription.
  • USERS -- 5 free accounts/users are associated with each subscription.
  • ONLINE ACCESS -- Report in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format for easy viewing and saving. New report notifications emailed directly to you. Archives of all reports through your 'My Services' webpage.  

FTR Transportation Conference Discounts

  • Subscribers to FTR services receive attendee discounts to FTR's Transportation Conference.
  • The FTR Transportation Conference is the premier forecasting event of the industry offering insights by the worlds most knowledgeable presenters and thought leaders on transportation.

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