Freight Transportation Events and Webinars from FTR 

With the complex nature of your business, it is important to have access to the latest industry information along with resources to pass that intel along to your team. FTR Webinars provide you with forecast updates and expert assessments on how industry events will likely impact you. In addition to giving your team detailed insights on pressing topics, every webinar includes Q&A opportunities for you to address the specific issues you are facing. 

 

Upcoming FTR Webinars

View all upcoming webinars and events below.

 

August 13

FTR Engage - The Economic Restart

Available to: Everyone   Complimentary to: FTR Clients & 2018-19 Conference Attendees

Thursday, August 13th, 2020  |   2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Keynote: Laura Speake - CAT, Chief Economist for Energy and Transportation

FTR Experts: Bill Witte, Clay Slaughter  |  Moderator: Eric Starks

 

How long until we are back to normal?

The U.S. and global economies have experienced unprecedented events in 2020 - the shutdown and restart of economic activity in order to control the spread of a pandemic. As the restart phase continues several questions emerge: Are we in a stable economy? What is our new normal? Will we regain the ground we have lost? Join us for an assessment of our current economic reality.

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August 20

Ask The Expert Webinar

Available to: Subscribers of State of Freight Insights

Thursday, August 20th, 2020  |   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Avery Vise and Todd Tranausky  |  Moderator: Jonathan Starks

You must register using your company email to attend.

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September 10

FTR Engage - Assessing Trucking's Recovery

Available to: Everyone   Complimentary to: FTR Clients & 2018-19 Conference Attendees

Thursday, September 10th, 2020  |   2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Keynote: Shelley Simpson - J.B. Hunt, EVP, CCO, President of Highway Services

FTR Experts: Avery Vise, Eric Starks  |  Moderator: Jonathan Starks

 

Top gear or stop-and-go?

Trucking was stable, though not stellar, in most segments before the pandemic. The total collapse in volume, while brief, disrupted expectations for near-term market conditions, and the outlook was further complicated by massive financial assistance from the government. Join us for FTR’s latest outlook for trucking and for a discussion with a recognized industry leader regarding both challenges and opportunities that the crisis has presented for trucking companies, shippers, and brokers.

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September 24

FTR Engage - Commercial Vehicle: Supply Shock

Available to: Everyone   Complimentary to: FTR Clients & 2018-19 Conference Attendees

Thursday, September 24th, 2020  |   2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Keynote: TBD

FTR Experts: Don Ake, Avery Vise  |  Moderator: Eric Starks

 

What challenges do suppliers face now?

We will speak with a major Class 8 supplier about the challenges faced by the sudden drop in demand this year and what challenges lie ahead in 2021. Also, the supply chain is undergoing shifts and changes. What improvements or disruptions can be expected? What countries will benefit the most? In addition, what are the expectations for the growth of electric vehicles in both Class8 and Medium Duty markets.

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October 8

FTR Engage - The Future of Rail & Intermodal

Available to: Everyone   Complimentary to: FTR Clients & 2018-19 Conference Attendees

Thursday, October 8th, 2020  |   2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Keynote: Ross Corthell - Packaging Corporation of America, Director of Transportation

Keynote: Phil Yeager - Hub Group, Inc., President and COO

FTR Experts: Todd Tranausky, Jonathan Starks  |  Moderator: Clay Slaughter

 

Where does the track lead?

This series of fireside chats will examine the landscape after COVID-19 and try to provide some insights on where carriers, shippers, and intermodal service providers see things going as we head in 2021. There is enormous uncertainty across sectors about what volumes will do in the months ahead after two sub-par volume years. This session will strive to provide attendees with a baseline by which to set their expectations going forward.

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October 15

Ask The Expert Webinar

Available to: Subscribers of State of Freight Insights

Thursday, October 15th, 2020  |   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Avery Vise and Todd Tranausky  |  Moderator: Jonathan Starks

You must register using your company email to attend.

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November 5

CV Market Update

Available to: Subscribers of the Truck & Trailer Outlook

Thursday, November 5th, 2020  |   11:00 AM - 11:30 PM EST

Presenters: Don Ake  |  Moderator: Jonathan Starks

You must register using your company email to attend.

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November 12

FTR Engage - Railcar: Lower for Longer

Available to: Everyone   Complimentary to: FTR Clients & 2018-19 Conference Attendees

Thursday, November 12th, 2020  |   2:00 - 4:00 PM EST

Keynote: Jeff Lytle - CIT, President of Rail

FTR Experts: Todd Tranausky, Eric Starks  |  Moderator: Jonathan Starks

 

What does the new normal look like?

The rail equipment market was under pressure before the freight and economic decline that accompanied COVID-19. An already-weak market grew weaker and, unfortunately, will remain that way until scrapping or freight demand increase. The rail equipment market is expected to face headwinds for the next 18 months. This session aims to provide some discussion around which car types are likely to emerge more quickly from the current malaise.

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November 19

Ask The Expert Webinar

Available to: Subscribers of State of Freight Insights

Thursday, November 19th, 2020  |   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Presenters: Avery Vise and Todd Tranausky  |  Moderator: Jonathan Starks

You must register using your company email to attend.

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December 3

CV Quarterly Update

Available to: Subscribers of the Truck & Trailer Outlook

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020  |   11:00 AM - 11:45 PM EST

Presenters: Don Ake |  Moderator: Jonathan Starks

You must register using your company email to attend.

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December 10

FTR Engage - The 2021 Outlook

Available to: Everyone   Complimentary to: FTR Clients & 2018-19 Conference Attendees

Thursday, December 10th, 2020  |   2:00 - 4:00 PM EST

FTR Experts: Avery Vise, Todd Tranausky, Don Ake, Jonathan Starks, Bill Witte

Moderator: Clay Slaughter

 

What will it mean to put 2020 in the rearview?

Following the presidential election, we will wrap up 2020 and explore what impact this may have on the economy and transportation markets. We will also review some of the key issues that have emerged during the year with an eye for how they might impact 2021. Hear from each of FTR’s experts regarding their expectations for the different parts of the freight transportation market in the new year.

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December 17

Ask The Expert Webinar

Available to: Subscribers of State of Freight Insights

Thursday, December 17th, 2020  |   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Presenters: Avery Vise and Todd Tranausky  |  Moderator: Jonathan Starks

You must register using your company email to attend.

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Featured Replays

The below webinars are open to the public. All webinar replays are available to FTR Clients in the "on-demand video" section of their member portal. 

Key Issues in Transportation WebinarKey Issues in Transportation

This webinar aired on July 9th, 2020

Eric Starks, Avery Vise & Todd Tranausky 

Moderator: Jonathan Starks

Description: This State of Freight™ webinar sets the stage for the second half of 2020 and beyond for freight transportation. This year has been unprecedented, and many unknown factors remain concerning the economy and, ultimately, the freight markets. Watch the video embedded below as the FTR Experts discuss some of the most consequential issues and how various outcomes could affect shippers, carriers, and brokers.

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