FTR Assoicates offers new research portal

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FTR Associates, Inc. (FTR), a provider of transportation and logistics research and advisory services, has launched a new web-based research portal for its clients at

FTR ( has been serving the freight transportation industry for nearly 20 years. FTR’s services are designed to help its clients better understand the current economic, freight, and transportation equipment environment and to help identify where these industries are headed in the future. Companies that use FTR’s services focus on a wide range of strategic business disciplines within the transportation industry and FTR capabilities address those needs.

According to Eric Starks, FTR president, “Our goal is to provide accurate and timely information to our clients. This new research portal allows users to gain immediate access to the content posted to the site. Not only does this portal contain research from FTR Associates, it also includes reports from other affiliated firms such as Gross Transportation Consulting and North American Transport Solutions. The number of supplemental reports available on our site will be expanded as we move forward to help meet the needs of our clients.”

The Logistics and Transportation Research Portal is based upon a platform designed by InfoTollgate. This new web technology provides each user with its own individual content, allows users to see the most recent research pertinent to them instantly, search the database, and have one-click access on-demand to timely reports and data.

FTR Associates, located in Nashville, IN has been a leader in transportation forecasting for over 20 years. The company’s U.S. Freight Model collects and analyzes all data likely to impact freight movement and is based on specific characteristics for over 200 commodity groups. FTR Associates’ forecast reports cover trucking and rail transportation and include demand analysis for commercial vehicle as well as railcar. Specially designed reports are offered to participants in both industries to cover specific needs.