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State of Freight is a series of publications from FTR, the leader in providing market intelligence and forecasting for the North American freight transportation industry. This podcast provides ongoing updates, and FTR expert commentary, on the issues that will affect your business the most. Subscribe to stay in the know with market updates on different modes of transportation, the monthly State of Freight TODAY, and so much more.For show downloads and to signup for more State of Freight cont ...
 
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This week’s Trucking Market Update revisits weekly spot market volume that surely couldn’t get any stronger and diesel prices that surely couldn’t rise any faster. (Yes, that’s going where you think it is.) Plus, we recap economic indicators in housing, manufacturing, consumer spending, and international trade. The Trucking Market Update is hosted …
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes face significant weather-related challenges in the latest data week, but should improve quicker than carload markets. Carload volumes struggle in response to weather-related disruptions over the last few weeks; not out of the woods yet. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail &…
 
For a supply chain to reliably move containers or cargo, or palettes of product shippers and receivers need to know what goes where and to whom. Some of the hardware that enables that efficiency comes in the form of industrial printers that not only ensure validation and verification, but compliance as well. Peter Zalinski of Barcoding, joins us to…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update reviews a nearly unfathomable week in the spot market and another extraordinary week for diesel prices. Plus, we briefly recap some key economic indicators before marking our 100th episode with a conversation with FTR Chairman & CEO Eric Starks about the state of the supply chain. The Trucking Market Update is hos…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes move weaker in the last few weeks and could be poised for more pain in the weeks ahead. Carload volumes struggle in response to weather-related disruptions over the last few weeks; not out of the woods yet. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. A…
 
Description: This week’s podcast looks at just your typical, run-of-the-mill record-setting week in the spot market for truck freight and also at what’s happening with diesel prices. Plus, we review the unemployment situation and job openings. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information …
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update digs into the payroll jobs data for January, including something that hasn’t happened in trucking employment since April. Plus, we recap another record week in the spot market and a big move in diesel prices – spoiler alert: You probably won’t like it. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President o…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update recaps a record-setting week in the spot market for truck freight. Plus, we review the economy’s performance in the fourth quarter of 2020; consumer income and spending for December and all of 2020; and the latest figures on manufacturing orders, international trade, and the sales of new homes. The Trucking Market…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update discusses a few of the Biden administration’s first actions related to regulatory policy. We also review the latest weekly data on the spot market, diesel prices, and unemployment benefits and examine two key metrics about the housing market – residential construction and sales of existing homes. The Trucking Mark…
 
Under the unprecedented strains of a global pandemic, the supply chain industry has had to respond to an e-commerce demand that may have changed the retail landscape forever. With such continuing retail climate volatility to contend with, what insights can suppliers and retails look to in order to better position their businesses? Nathan Schmies, V…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes start 2021 with strength, fueled by containers. Carload volumes bounce back to pre-holiday levels; jury still out on growth. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the g…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update recaps the week in the spot market and reviews economic indicators related to industrial production, retail sales, inventories, and freight rates. Plus, we discuss a couple of developments related to the regulation of motor carriers. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery V…
 
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In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes start 2021 with strength, fueled by containers. Carload volumes bounce back to pre-holiday levels; jury still out on growth. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the g…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update looks at employment changes in the economy and freight transportation as well as data on manufacturing and unemployment benefits. Plus, we recap another unwelcome week in diesel prices and a record-setting week for the spot market. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vis…
 
Although your supply chain may not always require oversize or overweight shipments on a regular basis, there will likely be a time when that need arises. But it isn’t as simple as loading it up, strapping it down and sending it on its way. What factors do you need to take into account when enlisting the expertise of a heavy haul carrier? Al Reisman…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes slow into the end of the year. Carload volumes show typical holiday behavior. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloading th…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update reviews the latest data on personal income and spending, manufacturing orders, home sales, and international trade in goods. Plus, we do our usual recap of spot market metrics, diesel prices, and unemployment benefits. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this in…
 
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The more complex a supply chain, the more moving parts there are to monitor and that generates a lot of data. There are any number of ways to collect that data, but when a business has to collect, process, and normalize that information, often the holistic approach of a control tower is the way to go. Lori Harner, Senior Director of Product Marketi…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes slow into the end of the year. Carload volumes spurt was short lived in December. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloadin…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update reviews the latest data on retail sales, inventories, industrial production, manufacturing, and residential construction. We also recap weekly data on the spot market for truck freight, diesel prices, unemployment benefits, and mortgage rates. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Truckin…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes show signs of slowing growth. Carload volumes appear to be picking up the pace. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloading …
 
In the face of an unprecedented disruption, supply chain IT leaders are tasked with supporting 3PL warehouses who are dealing with record setting e-commerce demand signals. With increasingly large numbers of channels to manage, where can IT leaders turn for resource allocation? Keri Corbin, Vice President of Client Solutions for Barcoding, joins us…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update revisits third quarter revenues for the trucking and parcel and local delivery industries and reviews indicators of freight rates for the truckload and LTL segments. Spoiler alert: One of those was very strong. We also recap weekly data on the spot market, fuel, and unemployment. The Trucking Market Update is host…
 
In this podcast, the FTR Experts sit down to answer questions from The 2021 Outlook, the final session of our virtual speaking series, FTR Engage. Go to www.FTRintel.com/FTREngage for more details about FTR Engage and to access replays for all sessions. Topics discussed in this podcast include: Is the vaccine enough for consumers to return to pre-p…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes in a bit of holiday hangover. Carload volumes will get clearer signals next week. Service appears to be turning the corner. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the gr…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update looks at three U.S. industries that together added more than half the net jobs added in the U.S. economy during November. We also briefly review the spot market and diesel prices in the latest week and recap several important economic indicators related to manufacturing, housing, trade, and consumer spending. The …
 
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In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes hold strong into November. Carload volumes growth slows. Service appears to be turning the corner. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yours…
 
The logistics landscape has shifted dramatically during the pandemic and shippers have had to adapt to keep up with the changes. The fresh and frozen food sector has had to deal with not only capacity shortages at the ports but also increasing demand signals from consumers. What options do shippers have to keep their supply chains flowing? Mo Shear…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update looks at revenues for trucking and local delivery in the third quarter and reviews several key economic indicators in the consumer and industrial sectors. Plus, we assess diesel prices after the prior week’s unusually large increase and recap a rather lackluster spot market heading into Thanksgiving. The Trucking …
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes hold strong into November. Carload volumes growth slows. Service appears to be turning the corner. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yours…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update discusses how the election could affect regulation and legislation affecting trucking companies. We also recap the spot market in the latest week and address the biggest change in diesel prices in a very long time. Plus, we talk about the unemployment situation and government data on pricing in truck freight and e…
 
In this podcast, the FTR Experts sit down with Jeff Lytle (President of CIT Rail) to answer questions from Railcar: Lower for Longer, the most recent session of our virtual speaking series, FTR Engage. Go to www.FTRintel.com/FTREngage for more details about FTR Engage. Topics discussed in this podcast include: How will a spike in COVID-19 cases aff…
 
The omnichannel fulfillment story has had to evolve at breakneck speed just to keep up with the constantly increasing demand signals of the e-commerce market. That story has since been augmented with the help of autonomous mobile robots or AMRs. But what kind of challenges should you expect when balancing high-demand productivity with keeping wareh…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes hold strong into November. Carload volumes growth slows. Service appears to be turning the corner. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yours…
 
This week’s Trucking Market Update digs into the jobs report for October and reviews the spot market for truck freight, which managed to set a couple of "cool" records in the latest week. Plus, we recap the latest economic indicators, including unemployment and U.S. international trade in goods. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice Pr…
 
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