FTR's economically derived demand (EDD) model explained

EDD is a unique model created by FTR that calculates the number of new equipment units required each year.

This complex model calculates the number of new equipment units that are needed to support the movement of freight available in a given year. It is an essential component in helping equipment producers and suppliers forecast demand.

EDD takes into account:

  • Current equipment population
  • Replacement demand
  • Expansion demand
  • Productivity
  • Freight growth
  • Cycle timing