FTR has added Intermodal Dash software to its newly released Intel•cast freight-forecasting platform. The platform features web-based interactive features and “marks a shift to a more technologically advanced system for utilizing transportation intelligence,” according to FTR.
"This really is us getting you information when you want it and how you want it,” said FTR CEO Eric Starks. “When we start talking about forecasting, data needs, and content, it gets overwhelming. Our job is to be able to put it in your hands so that you can use it."
The Intel•cast platform builds on FTR’s Freight•cast™ model for forecasting freight demand. Intel•cast subscribers can dynamically adjust data variables and view the results immediately. Charts and graphs are easily tailored for unique interests to allow for quick business intelligence, noted FTR. In addition, the platform allows subscribers to search FTR’s expert commentary, which will now be published as it becomes available to provide it faster than ever.
The Intermodal Dash is the first in the FTR Freight Focus Series to be added to the Intel•cast platform. The dash provides comprehensive data and insights into the intermodal marketplace. All of the data and commentary subscribers already receive from FTR will still be available in the Intermodal Dash, and several new features will be immediately available.
Intermodal Dash will become available for purchase with access beginning on October 1. FTR said it will move additional Freight Focus Series subscriptions to the Intel•cast platform over the next year to provide FTR subscribers access to its forecast, data, and expert commentary in one digital platform.