FTR | State of Freight

FTR | State of Freight

State of Freight is a series of industry resources from FTR, the leader in market intelligence and forecasting for the North American freight transportation industry. FTR podcasts provide updates for the Trucking and Rail markets, as well as the broader economy. Each podcast includes a slide deck of graphs that can be used in presentations or for internal analysis. For show downloads and to signup for more State of Freight content, go to www.FTRintel.com/podcast.

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May 6, 2021 19 min

In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Carload sectors are stable and improving in many cases.
  • Intermodal operating at high levels, but it is unclear how much upside remains.
  • 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 the PDF of the presentation.

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    In this week’s Trucking Market Update we talk with Greg Feary of the transportation law firm Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary about a federal appeals court ruling that could have a big effect on how many trucking companies do business. Plus, we recap the week in the spot market, diesel prices, and unemployment and discuss the latest data on the economy, consumer spending and income, inventories, and international trade.

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    In this Rail Market Update:?

  • Carload sectors are stable and improving in many cases.
  • Intermodal showing some more growth, particularly containers, but how high can it go?
  • 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 the PDF of the presentation.

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    This week’s Trucking Market Update looks at a spot market that kept on truckin’ and diesel prices that didn’t. Plus, we recap key economic indicators related to demand for manufactured goods, sales of new and existing homes, and claims for unemployment benefits. And we briefly touch on the Republican infrastructure bill and how it differs from the White House plan.

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Carload sectors are mixed, but showing generally good growth.
  • Intermodal showing some more growth, but how high can it go?
  • 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 the PDF of the presentation.

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    This week’s Trucking Market Update recaps a few milestones for the spot market for truck freight and for the situation with unemployment benefits and reviews some key economic indicators related to freight, including retail sales, industrial production, manufacturing, and residential construction. If you are in the mood to hear some positive news, don’t miss this week’s episode.

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Carload sectors are settling into patterns post-weather.
  • Intermodal is performing the best of any commodity group, even as it levels out.
  • 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 the PDF of the presentation.

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    This week’s Trucking Market Update reviews another record for the spot market, recaps the week for diesel prices, and considers government data on job openings in the economy and on pricing trucking and intermodal services and on key commodities in manufacturing and housing plus a welcome development in mortgage rates.

    The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information is prese...

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Carload sectors are settling into patterns post-weather.
  • Intermodal is performing the best of any commodity group and it is likely to continue.
  • 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 the PDF of the presentation.

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    This week’s Trucking Market Update covers the latest jobs data for the U.S. economy and trucking and recaps the spot market for truck freight and diesel prices in the latest week. Plus, we look at some extraordinary data regarding manufacturing and new entry in trucking and discuss some key points about President Biden’s infrastructure plan.

    The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As th...

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Carload sectors that had been experiencing sustained weakness showed some life in the latest data.
  • Intermodal is performing the best of any commodity group and it is likely to continue.
  • 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 download...

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    This week’s Trucking Market Update covers the latest economic indicators related to freight, including manufacturing orders, home sales, inventories, international trade, and personal income and spending. Plus, we acknowledge a milestone in unemployment benefits, check in with the spot market for truck freight and celebrate a change in the fuel markets.

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Carload and intermodal settle into a new normal range after February’s disruptions.
  • Intermodal is a little surprising in its recent weakness.
  • 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 the PDF of the presentation.

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    This week’s Trucking Market Update talks about the weather – specifically how severe winter weather in February affected some key economic indicators related to freight. Plus, we recap the spot market, diesel prices and unemployment benefits and take one final visit back to 2020 to review the trucking industry’s revenue performance.

    The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this inform...

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Most commodity groups are stabilizing or improving after February’s weather-related issues.
  • Intermodal could break previous peak levels in the months ahead.
  • 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 the PDF of the presentati...

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    This week’s Trucking Market Update recaps a spot market that continues to stabilize at high levels with one exception and at diesel prices that just keep doing what they have been doing. Plus, we look at unemployment benefits, job openings, wholesale trade sales, and the Producer Price Index for truckload and LTL.

    The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information is presented,...

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Most commodity groups are stabilizing after a couple weeks of winter-weather related disruptions.
  • Intermodal returning quicker than carload, though carload is bouncing back quicker than expected.
  • 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 b...

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    This week’s Trucking Market Update looks at a spot market that’s finally doing something different and a fuel market that is still doing what it has been, unfortunately. Plus, we dig into the payroll jobs figures for February, including data for trucking that doesn’t seem to match what’s happening with freight demand.

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Most commodity groups are stabilizing after a couple weeks of winter-weather related disruptions.
  • But how quickly volumes will recover is an open question.
  • Intermodal likely to return quicker than carload.
  • 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 y...

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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 by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information is presented, yo...

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