30 episodes

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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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.

    Rail Market Update - Week ending August 12, 2022

    Rail Market Update - Week ending August 12, 2022

    In this Rail Market Update: 
    Carload, intermodal losing ground as summer swoon continues. Fall peak unlikely to materially move the needle on volumes. Harvest should be more normal as Canada rebounds.  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/ru157
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    • 17 min
    Trucking Market Update - Week beginning August 8, 2022

    Trucking Market Update - Week beginning August 8, 2022

    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we dig into a surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report for July and not-quite-as strong numbers for trucking. We also recap the latest week in the spot market and in diesel prices, both of which saw continued moves in keeping with recent trends. Plus, we review the number of carriers losing operating authority and obtaining it and look at some data from the drug and alcohol clearinghouse.

    The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloading the presentation.

    Download the PDF: https://freight.ftrintel.com/podcast/tu174
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    • 24 min
    Rail Market Update - Week ending August 5, 2022

    Rail Market Update - Week ending August 5, 2022

    In this Rail Market Update: 
    Volumes hold near 5-yr averages.Service remains a struggle and will remain so.Threat of strike hangs over everything. 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/ru156
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    • 20 min
    Trucking Market Update - Week beginning August 1, 2022

    Trucking Market Update - Week beginning August 1, 2022

    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we look at further big moves regarding diesel prices and the spot rates for one particular trucking segment. Plus, we discuss data on home sales, consumer spending, and manufacturing and review second-quarter data for the U.S. economy and for the portion of the economy that is linked to freight transportation.

    The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloading the presentation.

    Download the PDF: https://freight.ftrintel.com/podcast/tu173
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    • 24 min
    Rail Market Update - Week ending July 29, 2022

    Rail Market Update - Week ending July 29, 2022

    In this Rail Market Update: 
    Volumes show signs of a late summer lull. Service remains a top of mind issue as uncertainty abounds. FRA's crew size rulemaking adds intrigue to labor discussions.   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/ru155
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    • 20 min
    Trucking Market Update - Week beginning July 25, 2022

    Trucking Market Update - Week beginning July 25, 2022

    In this week’s episode of FTR’s Trucking Market Update podcast, we review some big moves in diesel prices and the spot market for truck freight. Plus, we look at the Trucking Conditions Index for May and various indicators related to the housing market.

    The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloading the presentation.

    Download the PDF: https://freight.ftrintel.com/podcast/tu172
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    • 16 min

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10 Ratings

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Best macro discussion on freight

This is the best podcast to understand the freight market.

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