LM Podcast Series: FTR’s Eric Starks examines the State of the Freight Economy

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Listen to this episode of the Logistics Management Podcast Series wherever you get your podcasts.

During this podcast, Eric Starks, Chairman & CEO of FTR Transportation Intelligence, addressed the state of the freight economy, including: capacity, rates, and demand. Other topics discussed over the course of the podcast included inflation, the truck driver shortage, and near shoring, among others. 

Eric Starks is Chairman & CEO of FTR, the industry leader in freight transportation forecasting. Having spent his entire career in the freight transportation sector, he is a leading researcher in freight modal share analysis and forecasting.

His background includes research in both rail and truck freight movements and asset equipment purchases. He is one of the premier industry forecasters on transportation equipment demand for rail cars, commercial trucks, and trailers.

Eric is frequently called on to speak at Wall Street analyst meetings, association events, and private meetings for his unique ability to communicate to his audiences. His ability to easily convey how the macro-economy, logistics, freight, and equipment demand impacts their respective business makes him relatable and entertaining. Eric resides in Bloomington, Indiana and is an active member of the transportation community, former board member for NITL, and was instrumental in the creation of the Indiana University Transportation Board.

Be sure to listen wherever you get your podcasts.




About the Author

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman


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