2017 Rate Outlook: Where are freight transportation rates headed?
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Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor, Logistics Management
Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c., Senior Analyst, Mercator International LLC
John Larkin, Managing Director, Transportation & Logistics Research Group, Stifel Nicolaus
Frank Harder, Principal, Tioga Group
Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products, Drewry Maritime Trade Advisors
Charles Clowdis, Managing Director - Transportation, IHS Economics
Jerry Hempstead, President, Hempstead Consulting
To say there was a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the sluggish global economic recovery and the trade operations that make today's businesses tick would be a huge understatement.
Shippers now—more than ever before—need to fine-tune the management of their logistics partnerships and have a firm grasp of rate and capacity levels to keep their supply chains and budgets in balance.
Let our experts help you put the puzzle pieces into place
Join executive editor Patrick Burnson as he rounds up our top pricing analyst sources in each mode—trucking, air, ocean, and rail/intermodal—to offer an exclusive outlook on what shippers should expect in terms of rates and capacity in the year ahead.
Our panel of top oil and transportation analysts will provide insight on:
- The current state of the U.S. economy and its impact on freight transportation
- Where oil and diesel prices are headed and why
- Capacity and rate forecasts across all modes
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