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Freight transportation research, including freight forecasting and analysis for equipment demandFTR's senior consultants provides project-specific consulting services, including strategic planning, business development, market expansion, acquisitions, market research, and business intelligence and commercial strategies.

Each of our clients has different consulting needs, and we put the best knowledge in their hands allowing them to add value to their company. This is achieved through on-site visits, presentations, conference calls, one-on-one consultations, written reports, data analysis and other tools that help us communicate with our clients. Our expertise coupled with unmatched customer service and market research sets us apart within the industry.
 

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Everything that we do is designed to enhance your business. Not only is our data the best in the industry, but our ability to serve you is unmatched. FTR’s services are top notch and you will discover that we offer significant savings over comparable forecasting services. Many of our customers have special requirements and request that we customize a service for them. Contact us for more information.

Heavy Duty Truck & Trailer Fleet Usage/Maintenance and Replacement Part Market $1995

This informative report combines actual fleet survey information with key industry data to understand, respond to, and forecast the dynamic replacement parts/maintenance market.
 Results from a survey of fleet maintenance practices combined with industry data on equipment usage trends and forecasts
 Designed to provide valuable information to decision makers operating in or marketing to this sector.
 Covers Class 8 (including straight truck and con/ag), Class 6-7, Trailer (including segment breakdowns)
 30-page report is a joint venture of FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research

Fleet Benchmarking Report $495

The results included in the 18-page report provide an excellent benchmarking tool, enabling commercial vehicle fleets to determine how they measure up to other fleets with regard to their maintenance practices and to see how other similar operations handle these duties and contain the associated costs.

This report is exclusively for Fleets and is priced at $495.00.

Closer Look: Box Cars $5500

The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn how the Box Car fleet demographics are changing with limited new investment, and learn where new investment is expected to take place for the future.

Closer Look: Covered Hoppers $5500

The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn more about how the Covered Hopper fleet has responded to varying market dynamics of these segments, from the buildup of the small cube gravity fleet, to the migration of the grain car fleet to larger capacity cars, to the unique role that specialty cars play, and the steady investment activity across all types of Covered Hoppers in recent years.

Closer Look: Flat Cars $5500

The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn about the ownership trends in this car type, and the expectations for new investment across the various sub-segments of the Flat Car fleet.

Closer Look: Gondolas $5500

The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn where new investment is expected to take place for the Gondola fleet, and how this fleet’s demographics are responding to the new world of coal shipping.

Closer Look: Open Top Hoppers $5500

The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn where new investment is expected to take place for Open Top Hoppers and how this fleet’s demographics are responding to challenging coal markets.

Closer Look: Tank Cars $5500

The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

Learn about how the Tank Car fleet has been adapting to the extremely active market and how this fleet fares moving forward.

Closer Look: Full Series $24000

At FTR we realize that companies are always searching for ways to invest in their future, and recognize that planning for growth requires an exceptional understanding of the historical, current, and future marketplace.

The Closer Look Series combines AllTranstek’s rail equipment intelligence with FTR’s dynamic forecasting model and analysis in a collaborative methodology to produce the industry’s most thorough and comprehensive rail equipment forecast and report.

True to its name, the Closer Look Series scrutinizes the current railcar market with respect to freight transportation across all car types in order to provide the most advanced analytics available in the rail industry. With a wealth of institutional knowledge and data, FTR and AllTranstek combine our efforts and industry expertise to provide the most complete annual update on trends in the North American Railcar Fleet.