Exorbitant commodity costs and excess capacity have altered the fundamental buying cycles for new railcars in this new economy. Fleet owners are creatively leveraging existing assets to mitigate the high prices of new cars. If you aren't paying attention to what's happening within each fleet in real time, your forecasts will never be as accurate as they need to be.
Each month, we capture industry-leading Umler™ data, cleanse and parse the data, and turn the key takeaways back to your team within the first four days of the month. You'll have the most real-time view of activity for:
Reactionary buying patterns in the truck and trailer market have traditionally led to large swings in demand and production. Companies who prepare appropriately are rewarded with balanced books, smooth production schedules, and just the right amount of inventory on hand. Get it wrong and you leave your organization in a state of reactionary chaos, your employees stressed out, carrying unnecessary inventory from month to month, and always leaving money on the table.
The Truck & Trailer Outlook service is your comprehensive forecasting guide to understand the fundamental demand for equipment based on changes in the economy and freight dynamics so you can prepare your production schedules with precision.
Relying solely on your customer's forecast and preliminary order numbers is risky. The FTR team receives monthly build data directly from the OEMs and provides our clients monthly updates on:
Different pockets of your organization require varying levels of visibility to make their best decisions. Some need clear and concise commentary like your market intelligence team. Some need raw data like your controllers. Some are required to put together monthly presentations and need a way to do so easily.
The Truck & Trailer Outlook service is built with everyone's needs in mind. You'll receive monthly updates of:
FTR was built on an understanding that the economy drives the demand for freight and freight drives the demand for equipment. The Truck & Trailer Outlook is the only service that includes a collection of all the pertinent fundamental demand drivers in one package including:
We've designed the Truck & Trailer Outlook service to provide you with the information you need in an easy-to-consume format. Each month, you'll receive:
The Rail Equipment Monthly service was created to save your organization a significant investment in valuable Umler data and resource allocation in the amount of time required to format, disseminate, and distribute the data internally. The service consists of: