BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Veteran trucking journalist Avery Vise has joined FTR as vice president, trucking research.
He will be responsible for the content of all trucking-oriented reports, publications and analyses and will also work to further develop ongoing relationships with customers, carriers, OEMs, publications, suppliers and financial groups.
Vise is a well-known figure in the transportation industry. He has closely studied transportation for more than 30 years as an editor, analyst and researcher, including nearly 20 years dedicated to the trucking industry.
“We are excited to have Avery join the FTR team,” said Eric Starks, chairman and CEO of FTR. “We have been looking to grow our internal research capabilities, and to focus on communicating this research more effectively to our customers and the industry. Avery’s experience as a transportation analyst and journalist makes him well qualified to lead this initiative. Avery also brings a winning attitude and exceptional leadership skills that will continue to fuel FTR’s growth in the marketplace.”
Immediately prior to joining FTR, Vise was president of TransComply, a firm that assists trucking operations with regulatory compliance and best practices in freight contracting.
He also was principal of TransAdvise, in which he provided research, analysis, and consulting on the North American transportation market, duties that will now be done within FTR.
Vise is a frequent speaker at industry events and on SiriusXM.
Previously, he served as executive director of trucking research and analysis for a publishing company from 2011-2013 after a decade as the chief editor of Commercial Carrier Journal.
Vise also served as the magazine’s principal industry analyst with responsibility for tracking economic and financial trends affecting the trucking industry.
FTR is a provider of freight transportation forecasting in North America.
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