The FTR State of Freight COVID-19 Intelligence hub is a resource that provides complimentary transportation insights and commentary on how COVID-19 prevention steps are affecting the economy and transportation markets. FTR is a provider of transportation intelligence, and serves the shipping, trucking, rail, intermodal, equipment, and financial communities. COVID-19 impact resources include new interactive dashboards that are being developed to track the real-time true impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rates and volumes in the freight marketplace. The COVID-19 Impact Heatmap assesses the state-level impacts on the U.S. trucking industry by four equipment types – dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and specialized – using Truckstop.com spot market data. Commentary, reports, and updates covering the most relevant intelligence on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the transportation markets is provided including spot market and weekly transportation market updates.
Two new indices have been launched as well. The COVID-19 Truck Freight Recovery Index is a collaboration between Truckstop.com and FTR Transportation Intelligence. It allows freight professionals the ability to assess trucking activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery from it. COVID-19 Rail Freight Recovery Index measures rail and intermodal’s response and recovery based on pre-pandemic levels, while accounting for historical patterns and seasonal fluctuations. North American carload and intermodal, economically sensitive freight, automotive, and energy sectors are shown.
Weekly Rail and Trucking podcasts are also made available.