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Thursday’s FTR State of Freight Webinar: Lessons Learned in 2015

December 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

As 2015 comes to an end, FTR’s Larry Gross will take a look back to see what this year has taught us about the freight transportation situation at a State of Freight webinar this Thursday 11 a.m. EST.

During this 30-minute webinar, Gross will identify the four lessons learned during 2015, ranging from the need to keep an eye on the government to the ability of the transportation industry to turn on a dime. He will explore the data behind such issues as government regulations, the transportation bill, declines in rail carload, the strong U.S. dollar, and more.

According to Gross, “Performance of the freight transportation market has been full of surprises, and the only thing we know for certain is change. We are in a volatile world, and freight transportation has thrown us plenty of curves. 2016 looks as though it will bring more of the same as the potential range of outcomes is unusually wide.”

This webinar will be moderated by FTR President Eric Starks. Participant Q&A session will be held after the presentation.

Registration is required and can be completed at

For more than two decades, FTR has been a thought leader in freight transportation forecasting in North America. The company’s national forecasters collect and analyze all data likely to impact freight movement, issuing consistently reliable reports for trucking, rail, and intermodal transportation as well as providing demand analysis for commercial vehicle and railcar. FTR’s forecasting and specially designed reports have resulted in advanced planning and cost-savings for companies throughout the transportation sector.