Trucking Update [Standard]

Trucking Update [Standard]

Annual Subscription, Published Monthly

Essential Outlooks for Carriers on Capacity, Pricing, Driver Supply, and Freight Volumes

The Trucking Update is your monthly source for independent truck market analysis. FTR's unique and industry leading measurement and forecasting tools for truck freight give you an in-depth picture of the US trucking market. FTR helps transportation professionals like you plan their forecasts, and gives you the confidence to communicate and defend your forecasts to the C-Suite.

Independent Analysis of the US Trucking Market  

The Trucking Update report focuses on freight volumestruck utilizationpricing, and trucker economics. As the leaders in freight forecasting, FTR has the industry insights that experienced managers need to help them evaluate today's truckload market. With over 270 years of combined experience in the transportation industry, FTR Thought Leaders help contextualize the data and analysis, helping you integrate it into key decision-making processes to help move your company forward.

FTR's Senior Macro-Economist, Bill Witte, has won 10 awards since 2005, including Best Overall Forecast by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2012 & 2014.

The Trucking Update Provides the Industry’s Leading Data, Forecasts, and Analysis

  • Trucking Conditions Index--FTR's exclusive conditions index summarizing the trucking industry status at a glance.
  • Detailed coverage and forecast of freight statistics, fleet utilization and rates.
  • Analysis of key trucking cost and productivity trends.
  • Analysis and projections on driver supply issues and regulatory impact.

Evidence-Based Outcomes: The FTR forecasting model, Freight•cast, is based on hard evidence and dynamic economic variables providing the most disciplined reporting and analysis. The Trucking Update provides FTR subscribers reliable and accurate outlooks year after year, which support your own internal forecasting and planning.

Comprehensive Freight Outlook

Only FTR connects the dots between the U.S. macro economy and the micro economies of freight transportation, and provides outlooks for where the trucking industry is headed. This data and analysis helps you answer questions such as:

  • What is the overall state of freight demand in the U.S. economy?
  • What is the capacity situation in the trucking market? From energy to construction, capacity can shift quickly between sectors, could your company be affected? What about the effects of impending regulations?
  • What is the transportation fuel pricing situation, and how might it affect freight costs and rates?
  • What about the possibility of recession?
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  • Database is available with history and forecast for data presented in the report.
  • Database updated every month
  • Database is distributed in Microsoft Excel format
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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.
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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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