Perry steps in as chief economist

Noël Perry has joined the staff of as the company’s chief economist.

According to the company, Perry is a specialist in analyzing risks in the transportation market, and explaining the implications in the most transparent way to industry professionals. He joins the staff of after spending years as an independent consultant in the transportation and logistics industry, which he will continue to do. He is a managing partner in FTR Association, the premier transportation forecasting firm in North America, and has 30 years in senior research positions at Schneider National, Cummins Engine Company, and CSX.

“We are truly fortunate to have Mr. Perry on our staff,” CEO Paris Cole said. “His experience and extensive knowledge of economics, especially in the transportation industry, gives an enhanced ability to help our clients be more successful.”

Perry focuses on the underlying fundamentals of transport demand, operations, and competition. He specializes in transportation and logistics and has a uniquely broad perspective on the market, covering three models including trucking, rail, and barge, and the supplier sector. 

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