Fasten Your Seat Belts
When it comes to freight transportation, there’s turbulence almost everywhere you look. Truck capacity is relatively abundant, but looming regulations including ELD’s promise to change the outlook. Rail carloads are down by double digits. Intermodal growth has slowed. Steamship line over-capacity is resulting in rock-bottom international container rates. The drayage sector is under strain and congestion remains rampant at our ports. Diesel prices were down but have now rebounded somewhat, and where they’re going is anybody’s guess. What’s it all mean and where are we heading? Join FTR partner and freight transportation expert Larry Gross for a fast-paced tour around the freight transportation world and a quick look into the crystal ball.
Lawrence J. Gross
Larry Gross is a thirty-five-year veteran of the freight transportation sector. He is the President of Gross Transportation Consulting of Mahwah, NJ, an independent consulting practice specializing in freight transportation matters and a Partner and Senior Consultant at FTR Transportation Intelligence, a leading freight transportation research and forecasting firm. He is the principal author of the monthly FTR publications "Intermodal Update" and "Rail Update and also contributes to other FTR publications. Larry also writes “Land Lines”, a monthly column in the Journal of Commerce.
Larry also makes frequent appearances before the transportation community. Recent appearances have included the IANA Intermodal Expo, the NITL Transcomp, the JOC Inland Distribution Conference and Railtrends.
He is the executive most closely associated with the RoadRailer intermodal system, having worked with the product since its inception in 1980 and he continues to represent Wabash National in this regard. He splits his time between New Jersey and Durango CO and enjoys the special qualities of each location.
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