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  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Paul Bingham

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Director, Global Intelligence & Analytics, Transportation Consulting

Paul Bingham is Director, Transportation Consulting, Global Intelligence & Analytics in S&P Global Market Intelligence. He has 30 years of experience managing economic analysis and forecasting of freight transportation markets for shippers, carriers, investors and public agencies. This work includes applications of the company’s Transearch modal commodity flow data and forecasts, which includes a focus on intermodal rail as well the LTL, Truckload and private segments of the trucking industry. As a management consultant he has advised companies on freight market potential involving competitiveness analysis and employed scenario modeling to quantify sensitivity to risks in forecasts. He is national thought leader in freight transportation as a three-term member of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, past Co-Chair of the National Academies of Sciences Transportation Research Board (TRB) Task Force on Value of Transportation Infrastructure and former Chair of the TRB Freight Systems Group.

Sessions With Paul Bingham

Tuesday, 1 October

  • 08:30am - 09:30am (CST) / 01/oct/2024 01:30 pm - 01/oct/2024 02:30 pm

    North American Freight and Economic Outlook

    The US economy avoided a much-rumored recession in 2023 and expanded more than expected as inflation subsided. The freight economy took longer to begin to recover than expected after bottoming out last year. The outlook as we draw closer to 2025 remains as uncertain as ever. External events and the presidential election cloud the overall picture. This panel will discuss:

    • The outlook for the US economy and freight demand.

    • Trends in manufacturing and retail markets and inventories.

    • The likely impact on transportation modes, capacity and pricing.

    • Detailed forecasts for trucking and for intermodal rail.