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08.21.14

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FTR SOF Webinar // August 14, 2014 // Transportation Issues You Need to Know

Eric Starks, President of FTR, presented this webinar on Thursday, August 14th. Find out what key issues FTR is tracking, and why they are important for the transportation sector. Eric answered why these issues are important, and identified some of the risks and opportunities. Participant Q&A was held after the presentation.
 

  • Highlights:
  • Shifting freight patters at the ports.
  • The rise of natural gas trucks.
  • Changes in peak shipping season.
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FTR SOF Webinar // July 10, 2014 // Shippers Perspectives

On Thursday, July 10th Noël Perry and Larry Gross, Sr. Consultants with FTR, presented a webinar on what shippers need to know about the current state of trucking, rail, and intermodal service. Participant Q&A was held after the presentation. NOTE: Replay Coming Soon. .
 

  • Highlights:
  • Why is there a capacity crisis and how tight is it right now?
  • What are the best ways to control costs and obtain capacity?
  • How are the railroads recovering from this winter’s service problems?
  • The latest regarding the west coast port labor situation and other ocean container line issues.
  • Port congestion and drayage issues.
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FTR SOF Webinar // June 12, 2014 // Truck Regulations

On Thursday, June 12th Noël Perry, Transport Economist with FTR, presented the facts about how regulatory change affects the market. Find out what key issues FTR is tracking, and let Noël help you understand the significance for everyone involved. Participant Q&A was held after the presentation.
 

  • Highlights:
  • Stating the facts about how regulatory change affects the market.
  • Provided a historical comparison with the regulatory changes from the 2000s.
  • Helped you consider what happens in 2014/2015.
  • As well as what to expect when the next big wave of regulations rolls in.
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FTR SOF Webinar // May 8, 2014 // Intermodal at a Critical Crossroads

Intermodal service suffered greatly during the 2014 Winter to Remember. Now the industry is trying to climb back even as volume ramps up and soaring spot truck rates are creating new market share opportunities.

On Thursday May 8 FTR took a look at a timely snapshot of the situation, presented by Larry Gross and moderated by Jonathan Starks.

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FTR SOF Webinar // April 10, 2014 // Transportation Capacity and Pricing

On Thursday April 10, 2014, esteemed transportation economist Noël Perry presented the facts about the current capacity and service levels in truck, rail, and intermodal. He explored current trends in pricing with an outlook for the rest of 2014 and considered what will happen to capacity and supply if the current seasonal crisis in capacity extends past June.

  • Highlights:
  • How do the capacity pressures on price add up? Are we at the breaking point? How long could a crisis last?
  • How severe are the cost pressures?
  • How long will it take for the capacity pressures to work through to pricing? For spot prices? For contract prices?
  • Will the trucking problems migrate to rail carload and intermodal?
  • How do conditions this time compare with those of 2004 and 2005?
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FTR SOF Webinar // March 13, 2014 // The Economic Outlook

On Thursday, March 13th Bill Witte explored the outlook for the US economy. The thirty-minute webinar moderated by Eric Starks, President of FTR, looked at the current economic situation and explored the upside and downside possibilities for growth.

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  • Highlights:
  • Has the macro economy finally escaped the doldrums?
  • Will the improvement during the second half of 2013 reassert itself?
  • Does the labor market weakness of December and January foretell a return to the slow growth norm of 2010-2012
  • What are the risks of significant slowdown?
  • Is significantly faster growth a possibility?
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FTR SOF Webinar // February 13, 2014 // 2014: Trucking Outlook for an Uncertain Year

FTR explores the outlook for the trucking sector with industry thought leader Noël Perry. There appears to be more optimism in the industry today than what was seen a few months ago. Is this optimism warranted? This thirty minute webinar is packed with information as we explore the outlook for freight demand, the economy, regulatory issues, and truck capacity.
 

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  • Highlights:
  • Freight outlook for 2014
  • Chance of a strong economic upside?
  • Regulatory outlook
  • Capacity outlook
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FTR SOF Webinar // November 7, 2013 // The Budget Crisis and Outlook into 2014

Is the budget crisis really over and what does it mean for freight demand? During this webinar thought leaders Noël Perry and Larry Gross discuss:

  • How is the peak season unfolding for intermodal?
  • Will we see new records set this year?
  • What are the trends for domestic intermodal versus international?
  • What can current levels of rail carloading tell us about the state of the economy?
  • Is the budget crisis over? What does the settlement mean?
  • Has Hours Of Service tightened capacity?
  • What's next for the regulators?
  • How come trucking price increases are so low in the middle of a recovery when capacity is tight?
  • What's the latest on natural gas?
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FTR SOF Webinar // July 11, 2013 // Past the HOS Deadline. What Lies Ahead?

Thought Leaders Noël Perry and Larry Gross discuss:

  • Hours of Service Update: Are we seeing any impacts yet?
  • What does the new Hours of Service regulations mean for intermodal demand and is the system ready?
  • Slow Economic Growth: Is it impacting the peak shipping season?
  • What does the current activity in rail carloads tell us about the economy?
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FTR SOF Webinar // March 7, 2013 // The Potential for Growth in 2013

Join us for 90 minutes of freight insights from two transportation experts, Noël Perry and Larry Gross. The webinar included ample time for your questions. Do not miss this opportunity to gain a window into the ever changing world of freight.


FTR SOF Webinar // November 8, 2012 // The "No More Election Ads!" Edition

  • Hear from FTR as we provide you with an update on the latest impact of trucking regulations. If the FMCSA carries through on its current plans, 2013 may see capacity problems. We will quantify this impact for you.
  • Hear from our experts on why you and your company need to have alternative plans in place that prepare for 2014 and 2015. A threat of recession is growing.
  • Current expectations is that pricing should bounce back in late 2012. The big question is, why? If no increase in pricing then margins will suffer.
  • Domestic intermodal demand is showing some life while international demand has waned. Will this trend continue? Or, are there underlying fundamentals that could change this pattern?
  • What can the rail carload situation tell us about the state of the economy?
  • Can the railroads make up for the weakness in Coal?
  • How is the peak season rolling out for intermodal? Can the current growth rates be sustained?
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FTR SOF Webinar // July 19, 2012 // Another Turning Point?

  • How can the U.S. stay healthy with Europe sick?
  • How much of a downside risk is Europe?
  • Do we have a driver shortage or not?
  • Is the energy crisis over?
  • Where does natural gas make the most sense?
  • What can the rail carloads tell us about the economy?
  • What is the outlook for Coal - the most important rail commodity of all?
  • Why is intermodal out-performing truck and will it continue?
  • What are the implications for a possible East/Gulf coast port stoppage?
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FTR SOF Webinar // March 8, 2012 // The State of Freight

  • We are in the midst of a period of stable, moderate growth - how long will this tranquility last?
  • What are the oil price alarmists worried about?
  • Does the move of HOS implementation back to 2013 mean no regulatory impact in 2012? What else is out there that might impact us?
  • In 2011 transport prices ran well ahead of inflation. Will we get any relief in 2012?
  • Is the share gain in domestic intermodal still going on?
  • 2011 closed out with a bang as December loadings were exceptionally strong. Is this a harbinger of a strengthening recover or simply a one-month aberration?
  • Will intermodal continue to gain share versus truck in 2012?
  • What can rail carloads tell us about the state of the economy?
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FTR SOF Webinar // December 8, 2011 // The State of Freight

Join industry veterans Larry Gross and Noël Perry for an in-depth status review and a look forward through the end of this year and beyond. Topics include:

  • Understand the significance of positive signs in U.S. economy.
  • What are the implications of the European Debt crisis for U.S. growth?
  • Get the first reports from FTR's in-depth research into the 2010 transport content of the U.S. economy.
  • What are the capacity implications of the delayed implementation of Hours of Service regulation?
  • What economic message can be seen in rail carload performance?
  • How is the intermodal fall peak playing out?
  • What are the prospects for 2012 for rail carload and intermodal? Will intermodal be able to continue to out-perform in 2012?
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FTR SOF Webinar // October 13, 2011 // Weak Economy/Tight Capacity

How can a sluggish economy equate with a tight capacity market?

  • Learn why a sluggish economy still supports a healthy trucking industry.
  • See the economic and market scenarios your company needs to think about in these uncertain times
  • Get the latest quantification of regulatory drag.
  • Why is intermodal outpacing other modes and will good times continue?
  • What do the rail carload trends tell us about the current state of the economy?
  • How is the fall peak shipping season shaping up?
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FTR SOF Webinar // August 11, 2011 // Standing at the Crossroads: Which Way for Freight?

  • Are we headed into a global recession?
  • With the U.S. debt downgraded and the global equity markets plummeting over the last week, what does this mean?
  • Hear from our Economists and Market Analysts.
  • How will this impact the transportation sector?
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FTR SOF Webinar // June 9, 2011 // What is the Outlook for the Remainder of 2011?

Economist are increasingly unsure about the outlook for the remainder of 2011. Will the slowdown in GDP short-circuit the strong growth in freight? FTR will present the latest data and analysis on this volatile market, helping manage a big dose of business uncertainty.

  • Areas of Discussion:
  • The Economic Outlook for Freight
  • Rail Carload
  • Truck
  • Intermodal
  • Plus a live Q/A session with FTR's Industry Experts
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FTR SOF Webinar // April 6, 2011 // Recovery Phase...

The economy is growing, but so are the risks. Our freight transportation system continues to grapple with unusual amounts of uncertainty.

  • Just as it seemed that the economic recovery was gaining solid footing, the disaster in Japan spells possible disruption to supply chains.
  • Rapidly rising oil prices due to Mideast tensions is possibly putting the brakes on the economy and certainly is putting pressure on transport  margins.
  • Meanwhile, a host of government regulations loom that may help engender a potential truck capacity shortage of historic proportions.
  • Join our transportation experts to help make sense of a confusing situation.
  • Gain up-to-the-minute insights on the current status of our freight transportation networks and where things will be heading over the course of the rest of this turbulent year for the economy, freight, and demand for rail carloads, trucking and intermodal transport services.
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FTR SOF Webinar // February 2, 2011 // Accelerating in 2011...

What will the strengthening economy mean for freight?

  • What does the latest good news in macro-economics means for trucking?
  • Are you ready for a dramatic increase in capacity utilization in March?
  • How well positioned are freight carriers to meet the challenge?
  • What will be the cumulative effects on trucking of increasing demand and new regulatory requirements?
  • What about rail and intermodal - will they have the capacity to meet the market's needs?
  • What will all this mean to the cost of moving goods?
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FTR SOF Webinar // December 2, 2010 // The State of Freight

With the economy continuing to post mixed signals as we enter the final stretch of the holiday season, this is a must attend event.

  • Positive economic mix for trucking?
  • Upside economic potential?
  • Conservative capacity additions?
  • Regulatory drag on capacity?
  • How is the current peak season unfolding?
  • What can rail carloadings tell us about the economy?
  • How strong is intermodal and what will next year look like?
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FTR SOF Webinar // July 7, 2010 // The Uncertain Recovery

  • Latest economic releases and what they mean
  • Comparing the 2010 recovery with other recoveries
  • Measuring the freight content of this economy
  • Implications for capacity utilization
  • The threat of high cyclicality
  • Truck, rail, and intermodal update and outlook
  • Plus a live Q/A session with FTR's Industry Experts
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FTR SOF Webinar // April 8, 2010 // U.S. Freight Transportation Outlook and Update

A one hour look into "the evolving 2010 freight outlook - what you need to know about life in a high cycle economy."

  • Deep economic cycles and freight
  • The difference between active capacity and total capacity
  • Why the driver pipeline really matters
  • What new federal regulations will mean to trucking
  • Truck, rail, and intermodal update and outlook
  • Plus a live Q&A session with FTR's Industry Experts
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