Canada Logistics Conference 2019  -  Learning Sessions  -  Transportation Buying Trends

Buying Trends

Get an exclusive, advance view of transportation and economic trends to inform your planning and forecasting for 2020 and beyond

Friday, October 25 • 1:45 pm - 2:45 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 2020 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.


Lou Smyrlis
Managing Director, Newcom Media Trucking & Supply Chain Group

Lou Smyrlis is Research Director of Canadian Shipper, Managing Director with Newcom’s large group of trucking related publications and host of the Web TV show, Inside the Numbers. Lou has been reporting on 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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