FTR Offering State of Freight Webinar Nov. 8

In the past year, the economy has accelerated above expectations, but there are many risks to be aware of. With economic growth well above the norm for this recovery, we all want to know if this gain can continue in 2019. This webinar will explore the potential impact of economic overheating, trade war, Fed policy, political dysfunction, and the many risks and uncertainties on the overall economy and freight transportation market.

Highlights include:

  • A freight focused look at how macroeconomic and political factors will affect the economy and freight transportation industry. Join us for insights and FTR expert commentary on third quarter GDP data and the prospects for 2019.
  • We will explore how election results, tariffs and counter-tariffs, financial marketplace volatility, and the Fed raising rates can affect the outlook for 2019.
  • Features an industry-specific look at issues like regulation/deregulation and other factors that will affect trucking, rail, and intermodal.

This is a 30-minute webinar moderated Jonathan Starks, Chief Intelligence Officer at FTR. Participant Q&A session will be held after the presentation.

Bill Witte, FTR’s Economy Expert commented, “I am optimistic about the outlook for 2019. But for that optimism to prove warranted we will need to dodge a variety of bullets. This webinar will examine those bullets.”
Avery Vise, FTR’s VP of Trucking commented, “A robust economy has induced transportation providers to invest aggressively in equipment and labor capacity in 2018. The market’s recent actions imply these companies expect the good times to keep rolling in 2019. We will discuss what factors could undercut this confidence.”

State of Freight: 2019 Risks
November 8, 2018 11:00-11:30 AM EST | 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST
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For more than two decades, FTR has been the thought leader in freight transportation forecasting in North America. The company’s national award-winning 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.

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