Economic Forecast

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March 30, 2016

Freight Awaits Business Buying Big

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The U.S. economy is "nowhere near” slipping into recession. But the economy is sending mixed signals, so what's going to happen to freight demand over the next several months? FTR's Eric Starks shared his insights at the MATS Fleet Forum Wednesday.

December 21, 2015

Commentary: What Economic Indicators Tell Us About Shifting Freight Trends

Recent reports on freight movements, shipper spending and even the spot market can be downright confusing if you’re trying to figure what’s happening to the nation’s freight market and overall economic health.

September 24, 2013

Forecast Projects Trucking's Share of Tonnage Will Rise to 70.8% by 2024

Overall freight revenue will grow by 63.6% to $1.3 trillion annually in 2024 and trucking will see its share of those revenues rise to 81% from 80.7% in 2012.

November 1, 2008

Credit Crunch - Surviving The Storm

A month of financial turmoil has turned the economic forecast gloomy. Truckers will need good management to survive recession and the credit crisis.

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