FTR ‘mildly optimistic’ about trucking in 2014

FTR ‘mildly optimistic’ about trucking in 2014

Growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and stronger freight pricing should combine to make 2014 a good year for trucking, forecasting firm FTR said in its periodic State of Freight webinar on Feb. 13. But the growth in freight volume is not likely to match what the industry saw in 2013, it says. On the other hand, FTR believes a better-than-forecast economy could strain the trucking industry’s capacity to handle freight demand.

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