Canada Logistics Conference 2018  -  Learning Sessions  -  Transportation Buying Trends

Buying Trends

Get an exclusive, advance view of transportation and economic trends to inform your planning and forecasting for 2019 and beyond

Friday, October 26 • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

This popular annual session will give delegates a look from Newcom Trucking & Supply Chain Group’s fresh data on major trends. You’ll get a glimpse of the emerging factors likely to impact your business and forecasts for well-established measures in transportation logistics.

The session will cover:

  • Economic trends affecting transportation:
    • GDP forecasts
    • Freight volume expectations for 2019 segmented by region
  • Expectations on core pricing and the main factors that are expected to drive rates, including: capacity, legislation and equipment renewal plans

Shippers, carriers, 3PLs--and everyone involved in supply chain logistics--who want a deep look at the state of business to support their planning and decision making will appreciate this valuable research.

The session will conclude with a Q&A period.


Lou Smyrlis
Director, Business Development & Research, Newcom Media

Lou has been reporting on and researching transportation issues for more than 25 years and is a winner of several writing awards. He is a frequent speaker on industry issues and is a leading authority on industry trends having pioneered several industry research projects. His work has been published by the Harvard School of Business, referenced in university research papers and included in a university textbook on management practices.

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