Welcome to the inaugural publication of The Pulse newsletter. This newsletter will allow you to stay up-to-date on what is happening at FTR and allow us to better serve you.
Major Economic Award from Federal Reserve
FTR is excited to have won multiple forecaster awards at the 26th annual Economic Outlook Symposium presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, including Best Overall Forecast. This is an important award for FTR and demonstrates our core strength in forecasting outcomes for our members. Credit goes to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for recognizing all the award recipients who are helping companies forecast intelligently. Click here to read more
Upcoming Changes: FTR's Annual Freight Update
It is quickly nearing time for FTR's annual freight model update. This is nothing new to many of our long-term clients, but it is worth delving into for new folks or those that don't quite fully understand the process for creating our unique measurements of the freight transportation markets. We continuously strive to put out the best market data available and this is one of the key times of the year that we update our data. Find out more about the process and what changes to look for. Click here to read more
Superstorm Sandy: Transport Impacts
It has been over a month now since Superstorm Sandy slammed into the coast of New Jersey just north of Cape May. We now know enough to begin estimating the full effect of the storm on U.S. logistics. Get some key insights from Noel Perry's Transportation Fundamentals newsletter. Click here to read more
As Technology Changes, So Do We
The internet sure does change fast. And so does business. Here at FTR we were one of the first business-to-business firms in our industry to move our subscription distribution to a fully online delivery system. Find out about the big changes underway to make sure that your needs are met in the best possible way. Click here to read more
Spotlight...Truck & Trailer Outlook:
The Class 8 Market Turned. Were You Ready?
FTR was the first to indicate a significant production cut was coming during the latter portion of 2012. Clients who utilized our expertise were the first to know and saved production and inventory costs by quickly reducing production. Find out more about how we help our clients in this turbulent market. Click here to read more