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.

Episodes

May 27, 2022 20 min

In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal holds firm in recent weeks, but there are country-specific issues. 
  • Carload shows fewer positive signs than intermodal.
  • Service issues show no signs of abating.
  • 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...

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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we review a big week in the spot market that was absolutely no surprise and discuss some key indicators regarding the industrial, consumer, and housing sectors. Plus, we address an unusual development with trucking revenues in the first quarter of the year.

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

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal show some signs of life in the latest week.
  • Carload shows fewer positive signs than intermodal.
  • Service issues show no signs of abating.
  • 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 episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we discuss inflation at the consumer and producer levels and what the latter means for shippers’ transportation costs. We also dig into diesel prices and the spot market for truck freight, and we address continued signs that freight activity is shifting back to the contract environment.

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

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal show some signs of life in latest week.
  • Uncertainty reigns over the next few months.
  • 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.

    Download the PDF: https://freight.ftrintel.com/podcast/r...

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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we examine another milestone for diesel prices, review a directional change in the spot market, and dig into labor market indicators, including a big change for the trucking industry. Plus, we briefly recap a federal proposal regarding speed limiters for heavy trucks.

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

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal show some signs of life in latest week.
  • Uncertainty reigns over the next few months.
  • 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.

    Download the PDF: https://freight.ftrintel.com/podcast/r...

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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we address a shocking turn in the ongoing saga of diesel prices and recap the continued softening of van rates in the spot market. We also examine what is happening with the introduction and loss of trucking companies in the market and dig into several notable economic indicators, including GDP, consumer spending, manufacturing orders, retail inventories, and sales of ...

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal and carload volumes show the effect of the Easter holiday week with volume declines.
  • Uncertainty reigns over the next few months with inflation and port disruptions looming.
  • 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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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we look at several indicators related to the housing market and review the latest data related to inventories and business formation. We also discuss what’s happening with the spot market for truck freight and with diesel prices and talk about FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for February.

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

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal and carload volumes show the effect of the Easter holiday week with volume declines.
  • Uncertainty reigns over the next few months with inflation and port disruptions looming.
  • 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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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we review a strong month for the industrial sector and a more complicated one for the consumer sector, including a distortion of record retail sales data due to surging gas prices. We also discuss a record surge in government pricing data for transportation services that is similarly distorted by fuel prices. Plus, we review the latest data on the spot market for truck...

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal and carload volumes show a high level of volatility to start 2022, but may be turning the corner.
  • Uncertainty reigns over the next few months with inflation and port disruptions looming.
  • 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 yoursel...

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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we review our usual weekly indicators, including the diesel and petroleum prices, the spot market for truck freight, unemployment benefits, and mortgage rates. Plus, we talk about the truck freight market and economy with FTR’s Eric Starks and Jonathan Starks.

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

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal and carload volumes show a high level of volatility to start 2022.
  • Train crew employment jumps up in February, possibly signaling the start of better service 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 dow...

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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we review a few records related to the number of for-hire trucking companies and to spot rates for one of the key trucking segments. We also dig into the employment situation report for March, including something that happened with trucking jobs that had not happened since April 2020. And we recap data related to manufacturing and the housing market.

    The Trucking Marke...

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     In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal and carload volumes show a high level of volatility to start 2022.
  • Train crew employment jumps up in February, possibly signaling the start of better service 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 do...

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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we look at the latest data on diesel prices and spot market volume and rates, including a record-setting week for one of the market segments. Plus, we review various economic indicators, including retail inventories, orders for durable manufactured goods, housing starts, sales of new homes, unemployment benefits, and mortgage rates.

    The Trucking Market Update is hosted...

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    In this Rail Market Update: 

  • Intermodal and carload volumes show a high level of volatility to start 2022.
  • Train crew employment jumps up in February, possibly signaling the start of better service 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 dow...

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    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we review some mixed developments from the fuel markets and concerning developments for carriers operating in the spot market for truck freight. Plus, we look at some strong data for manufacturing output and mostly stable data on retail sales and review the situation with unemployment, mortgage rates, home sales, inventories, and pricing for transportation services and...

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