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Heavy Freight Outlook for 2014 : A year of risks (TNS340B)

Presented by: Noel Perry
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State of the Union Address Adds Credence to Optimistic Heavy Freight Outlook

2014 presents a dramatic increase in risks to participants in the North American heavy freight industry.  The placid, slow growth environment has a strong potential to explode into firestorm of capacity shortages, price hikes and supply failures.  The market faces an almost equal chance of recession late in 2014 or in 2015.  These exposures have profound implications for investors, carriers, regulators and shippers.  This session will present a clear benchmark base case for economics, freight demand, pricing and capacity, then quantify the upward and downward exposures.  Importantly this environment contains the seeds of several game-changing development. 

President Obama pinpointed improved highway infrastructure, natural gas fuel innovation, and job training programs as key 2014 priorities during his recent State of the Union Address.

This only fueled the optimism of the economists predicting a boon for the heavy freight industry in 2014.  Pointing to positive signs in the economy as a whole, economists in this camp warn that those in the industry should ramp up capacity.

Economists on the other side of the spectrum site a lack of concrete details in the State of the Union address and the continued rise in the price of fuel as supporting evidence for their prediction of another slow-growth year at best, and a recession at worst.

With so much riding on an accurate estimation of the 2014 heavy freight outlook, you can’t afford to under-(or over-) estimate the 2014 reality.
Join Noel Perry for this revealing look at the 2014 Heavy Freight Outlook.  Recognized as the authority on the heavy freight industry, Perry will reveal what his ground-breaking analytical models predict for 2014.

Session highlights:

  • The truth about macro-economic forecasting and what economists conceal from their patrons
  • The 2014 base case scenario describing an on trend year in demand, pricing and capacity utilization
  • The economic upside and its effects on the freight market
  • The end of the energy crisis and what it says about alternative fuels
  • Will the dramatic gains in intermodal volume be sustained?
  • Is this the year that regulatory changes push the industry over the capacity cliff
  • How much longer can this recovery go on?

You will be able to:

  • Understand the full range of outcomes in 2014 – won’t be caught by surprise
  • Know how much to budget for rate increases
  • Know where to look for important signals of change
  • Know which of the regulatory changes have the most impact on capacity and cost
  • Know the modal winners for the remainder of the decade.

This webinar is ideal for:

  • Carrier executives, sales professionals and financial analysts
  • Investors and security analysts
  • Logistics and shipping managers
  • Governmental planners and regulators
  • Insurance and banking professionals who serve transportation
  • Equipment manufacturers
About Our Speaker(s)

Noel Perry | Freight Transport Industry SpeakerNoel Perry
Noel Perry worked his way up through the heavy freight industry, beginning on a loading dock and culminating in his current role as a leading industry consultant. During his 45 year career he has worked for suppliers, railroads, truckers, barge and salt water vessel operators, and financial consultants. Recognized as a... More info

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