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State of Freight is a series of industry resources from FTR, the leader in market intelligence and forecasting for the North American freight transportation industry. FTR podcasts provide updates for the Trucking and Rail markets, as well as the broader economy. Each podcast includes a slide deck of graphs that can be used in presentations or for internal analysis. For show downloads and to signup for more State of Freight content, go to www.FTRintel.com/podcast.
 
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Erin McLaughlin, our VP of Private Markets Resources joined the show to talk about ACEC's upcoming symposium on the intermodal and logistics market taking place in Charleston, SC on December 2-3. The event will bring together leaders in business, trade, and real estate to discuss the future of the Port of Charleston, new developments in supply chai…
 
NOVA’s Intermodal dispatch software is a comprehensive & integrated software module developed especially for the Intermodal drayage industry. Well-timed & accurate info, along with Container Tracking, will aid your Intermodal operations staff in each business decision. In fact, this is the best Container Tracking Software you can have in the presen…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, we look at some strong economic indicators in the consumer and industrial sectors and some middling data related to the housing market. Plus, we recap diesel prices and the spot market for truck freight and discuss the latest data on trucking revenues and drug testing of drivers. The Trucking Market Update is …
 
Diana Alexander and Erin McLaughlin joined the program to preview their first ever Private Market Brief on the K-12 and Higher Education market. If you think there's nothing to explore in education, you don't know what you're missing! Read the brief and get the inside information in this episode.By acecnational
 
In this edition of Overdrive Radio ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, we're taking time to engage with two independent car haulers – Indiana-based owner-operator David Bunting and Ellenwood, Georgia's Eric Turner, owner of small fleet Turner Transport, both of whom have mastered the niche in spite of current auto-market challenges. Those challenges…
 
In the coming weeks, the ACEC Research Institute will release the findings of a new study, "Future of Technology and Its Role in Engineering" which will detail the adoption of technology by engineering firms. In this episode, Bentley Systems' Lori Hufford, Vice President, Design and Engineering, Enterprise Systems and Dustin Parkman, Vice President…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Grain is hovering near its five-year average, and not providing additional upward support to overall carload traffic. Intermodal holding at historical levels despite being in peak season as carriers meter capacity. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this info…
 
In a challenging environment for supply chains, companies are looking for any advantage they can get. Increasing efficiencies with wearable technology on connected workers and operating via a digital twin might sound like science fiction, but the resulting data collection and transparency provides results that are measurably real. Ilhan Kolko of Pr…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, we dig into various economic indicators that reflect how stressed supply chains are in the U.S., including inflation at the consumer and producer levels and job openings and quits. Plus, we recap the week in the spot market for truck freight and diesel prices. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice…
 
Professional liability costs are among the largest expenditures for engineering firms. Effectively managing that expenditure is not necessarily just a case of shopping for the lowest rates. On the program, Darren S. Black and Kriton Pantelidis of Risk Strategies share their thoughts on how firms can take a strategic approach to their professional l…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal volumes hold strong into November. Carload volumes growth slows. Service appears to be turning the corner. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yours…
 
ACEC Vice Chair John Rathke, Midwest Transportation Business Unit Leader with Mead and Hunt, came on the program to discuss his work on AASHTO's Joint Technical Committee which is developing standards on digital project delivery.By acecnational
 
In this Veterans Day 2021 special edition of Overdrive Radio, we sat down with active-duty servicemember and small fleet owner Rob Ahlers, currently serving under the Chief of Logistics for the Pentagon out of D.C. With two military vets as partners, Ahlers launched the private MSR Transport Services with an intention to help fellow vets transition…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, we dig into the jobs report for October and recap the latest data on the spot market for truck freight and diesel prices. Plus, we discuss final passage of an infrastructure bill that includes a pilot program to allow younger truck drivers and a new rule that may – or may not, ultimately – require COVID vaccin…
 
In September, Willis A&E completed a survey of claims managers from 12 A&E professional liability carriers on the emerging risks and claims trends in the design profession. Dan Buelow, managing director of Willis A&E’s Architects & Engineers Division, joined the program to share some results from the survey and discuss what they mean for individual…
 
Helping carriers dealing with the 'fun' that can come with safety and compliance during federal or state audits is at least a good part of the life of Fleet Safety Services consultant Jeff Davis, the principal voice in this edition of Overdrive Radio. After starting in trucking as a driver, Davis eventually made a career helping mostly small motor …
 
In this Rail Market Update: Gains in grain not enough to lift overall carload volumes as harvest begins. Intermodal holding at historical levels despite being in peak season as carriers meter capacity. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to …
 
PSMJ's David Burstein joined the program to break down the results of the firm's latest quarterly market trend survey for the A/E industry. In addition to discussing overall market performance and that of the specific market sectors, we delve into the impact of the labor shortage and what firms can expect in the coming few years. Click here to view…
 
We spoke with Terry Neimeyer about the ACEC Retirement Trust's new offering; the Student Debt Solution. If a participating firm employee uses 2% or more of their salary to pay off student loans, an employer can match that amount as a contribution into a 401(K). This allows the employee to get started towards retirement savings while still allowing …
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with project44 CEO and founder Jett McCandless to talk about his career journey and the project44 brand story. From humble beginnings to historic growth and all the hurdles along the way, this is one you won’t want to miss. Follow FreightWaves Insiders on Apple Podcasts Follow FreightWaves…
 
"The Extra Mile" podcast hit the road for Episode 5. Paul and Waverly discuss transportation infrastructure at the local level and other topics with Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. The Extra Mile Episode 5: Connecting the Dots with Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. - Show Notes Show intro with Paul and Waverly Guest: Vicksburg Mayor George Flag…
 
Alan Crockett was joined by ACEC Young Professional of the Year Molly Dee Ramasamy from Jaros, Baum & Bolles, New York, NY. As head of deep carbon reduction at JB&B, Molly initiated a process of assessing how clients’ buildings could conform to such a regulation. She has successfully led and completed more than a dozen complex building decarbonizat…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, we recap a strong week in the spot market for truck rate, a smaller-than-usual increase in diesel prices, the Gross Domestic Product for Q3, and several economic indicators related to the consumer and industrial sector. Plus, we report the number of new for-hire trucking companies authorized in October. The Tr…
 
Alan Crockett sat down with Victoria Ballestero, PE, MBA with ATCS in Largo, MD, who was honored as an ACEC Young Professional of the year during the awards program at the 2021 ACEC Fall Conference in Marco Island, FL. Victoria is recognized for launching her firm’s Prince George’s County, MD office and leading a team of professional engineers, pla…
 
Chris Harman, the new National Director for Digital Delivery and Innovation in Transportation at WSP USA, came on the program to share what one of the nation's largest engineering firms is doing in these two key areas. It's an in-depth conversation, looking at how digital delivery is changing the face of engineering and what firms can expect in thi…
 
Chris Grindler stayed on the microphone after our conversation with Fall Conference Keynote presenter Mitch Joel came on the show to discuss digital marketing for engineering firms and what ACEC is doing to improve its marketing programs. This was recorded live at the 2021 ACEC Fall Conference in Marco Island, Florida.…
 
We sit down with Ginny Clarke, a professional in talent development and recruitment who delivered our Friday keynote at the 2021 ACEC Fall Conference. Ginny presented to our group and challenged our ideas on what makes a great hire. Learn more at www.ginnyclarke.com.By acecnational
 
Ruben Cardenas is one of the haulers involved with the Plus company, among the scads of tech companies dipping their toes into freight hauling as they work on ever-more-technically-capable advanced driver assist systems. And Plus isn't shy about using marketing terminology like "self-driving" and "autonomous driving" to describe their systems. Card…
 
Allen Douglas joined the program to discuss ACEC/FL's new recommendations on building inspections - a topic of great interest in the wake of the Surfside collapse earlier this year. Allen released the following press statement today, which gained international attention. ENGINEERS CALL FOR MORE INSPECTIONS AFTER CONDO COLLAPSE MIAMI (AP) — The stat…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Gains in grain not enough to lift overall carload volumes as harvest begins. Intermodal holding at historical levels despite being in peak season as carriers meter capacity. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to …
 
We were joined on the podcast with our first general session keynote speaker, Mitch Joel, Founder of Six Pixels Group. When brands like Google, Walmart, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Twitter want to leverage technology to better connect with their consumers, they call Mitch Joel. Mitch is the founder of Six Pixels Group – an advisory, investing, and co…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Loadsmart co-founder and co-CEO Felipe Capella. Find out how this Brazilian-born entrepreneur has helped build a FreightTech company that’s raised over $146 million. Felipe is an amateur photographer, plays guitar, piano and Brazilian cavaquinho, has been to 47 countries and was grant…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, we review some key indicators of the housing market and discuss one reason why job openings in the economy are running at record levels. Plus, we recap a week in the spot market for truck freight and in diesel prices that doesn’t really bring great news for anyone in truck transportation. The Trucking Market U…
 
Consider today's Overdrive Radio edition in the context of Overdrive Executive Editor Alex Lockie’s reporting on the intermodal niche released a week and a half back, and the system-wide backlogs being experienced all around the container-moving supply chains, particularly evident at the nation’s West Coast ports. The feature was another entry in o…
 
What is good leadership and how does it manifest itself within the leadership team and the firm? This issue is increasingly important for engineering firms as the Baby Boom generation retires and new leaders are evolving. It’s something you want to get right from the get-go. To offer some direction on how to do that, Mark Goodale, a principal at Mo…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Uber Freight head of operations and co-founder Bill Driegert. You’ll learn about Driegert’s career journey, the story of how Uber Freight came to be, how the company has grown and pivoted, and what the future holds for the platform. Subscribe to FreightWaves Insiders wherever you get …
 
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