Shippers Update


The Shippers Update provides a comprehensive, multi-modal view of U.S. freight transportation. Shippers are now experiencing the first sustained period of favorable conditions since 2009. However, this favorable period will not last and we expect conditions to deteriorate from a shipper standpoint as economic volatility increases and the regulatory agenda is implemented.

Each Month's Issue Includes
  • Shippers Conditions Index | FTR's exclusive index summarizing the status of shipping conditions at a glance.
  • Outlooks and data for freight volumes and demand.
  • Outlooks and data for all of the essential ground freight transportation modes: trucking, rail, intermodal.
  • Utilizing our partnership with truckstop.com, FTR is leading the revolution in quantifying and forecasting spot market rates.
  • Monthly commentary on current topics
  • And more

Need More Information or Assistance? 

For questions, more details, or assistance please contact:

Helen Lile
VP, Customer Relations

hlile@ftrintel.com
(888) 988-1699, ext. 1

Questions? Comments?
Call us at (888) 988-1699, ext. 1
Email Helen Lile at
hlile@ftrintel.com

Questions? Comments?
Call us at (888) 988-1699, ext. 1
Email Helen Lile at
hlile@ftrintel.com

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Trucking Update 


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. 

Each Month's Issue Includes
  • 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. 
  • Monthly commentary on current topics
  • And more

FTR's Intermodal Service


FTR's Intermodal Service monthly report gives you all the essential information on the North American intermodal situation, including: volume trends by traffic lane, trends in equipment type and size, trends in imports and exports by port region and much more. 

Each Month's Issue Includes
  • A comprehensive overview of the current intermodal environment
  • Review of key trends by equipment type and lane
  • Analysis to help you understand how recent volumes compare with typical seasonality 
  • Complete coverage of U.S., Canada, and Mexico
  • Detailed import/export data for U.S. and Western Canada
  • Monthly commentaries by FTR analysts highlighting relevant trends and issues which affect the intermodal market 
  • And more

Rail Update 


This report provides a near-term U.S. carloadings and intermodal outlook for the rail industry. This publication is designed to give you a quick overview of the current U.S. rail freight environment along with a relevant economic overview and forecast. 

Each Month's Issue Includes
  • Analysis and forecasts of key trends and market segments.
  • FTR's unique capacity utilization data, as well as our outlook for rail rates.
  • Overview of the major trends impacting the fast growing intermodal sector.
  • Two monthly commentaries: a specific Industry Focus and a general commentary which identifies any key issues which the rail industry needs to be aware of.
  • And more

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