What content is included in the FTR Shippers Update - Premium?

Delivered monthly, the Shippers Update - Premium is the perfect guide for data-driven North American shippers wanting to capitalize on opportunities across all ground modes of transportation.

Included in the Service:

  • Monthly Report
  • Downloadable Excel database with historical data and 24-month forecast
  • Downloadable graphics package to quickly share slides with leadership and internal stakeholders
  • Downloadable tables package
  • Additional Ask The Expert Webinar for premium clients
  • State of Freight Insights monthly white-paper
  • 5 users
  • State of Freight Webinars
  • Virtual and Annual Conference discounts

Report Contents

    • Rate Outlook
      • Total Truckload, LTL, Railroad, Intermodal
    • Shipping Snapshot
      • Shipers Conditional Index
      • Shipping Cost Outlook (Admin/ service, inventory, warehouse, transport)
      • Freight Overview
      • US: truck loadings, railcar loadings, US water traffic, air freight
    • Shipping Costs Overview
      • Fuel outlook
      • Truckload costs outlook, (fuel, margin, equipment, overhead, labor)
      • Rail costs outlook (fuel, margin, materials, equipment, overhead, labor)
    • Trucking Environment
      • Active truck utilization, Truck loading index, truck loadings by trailer type, rate outlook: Total Truckload
    • Trucking Rates
      • TL Dry Van, TL Reefer, TL Flatbed, TL Tank, TL Dump, LTL
    • Rail Intermodal Environment (Commentary + Visuals)
      • Total Intermodal rev. moves, NA intermodal rev. moves, NA intermodal outlook, Intermodal rate outlook, intermodal train speed (4week avg.)
    • Rail Carload Environment (commentary + visuals)
      • Railcar capacity utilization, US rail carloads, avg. train speed ( 4 week avg.), rate outlook
    • Rail Metrics & Freight Outlook
      • train speed, cars online, swell time, coal carloads, agriculture carloads, chemical carloads, metallic ores & metals
    • Economic Outlook (commentary + visuals)
      • Economic forecast summary, consumer expenditures, industrial production, housing starts
    • Current Economic Environment
      • Business & Economic Environment, unemployment rate, retail sales, ISM Manufacturing Index, Inventory/sales ratio
    • Commentary Section