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Providing insight and data for transport decision makers.
Provoking the transportation market for more than 40 years.
The Transport Navigator
“If it moves, I’m watching it – and thinking deeply about it. With so much data out there, The Transport Navigator is the place where I share information as soon as it’s available, allowing you to react to market pressures right now.”
⏤ Noël Perry
Imagine your business more successful. Imagine a product that allows you the ability to think about the market, informed by compelling insight. One that you use to make better decisions regarding your day-to-day operations, manage risk, and separate random noise from reality.
The Transport Navigator is precisely that: your compass through the often murky world of transportation data. Take advantage of renowned economist Noël Perry’s penetrating analysis:
Through Transport Futures, and building on an already storied career as a transportation economist, Noël Perry deals with all matters of freight transport within North America, with special emphasis on truckload, rail, intermodal and domestic water markets.
He follows all aspects of transportation, including: strategy, market sizing, operations, technology, modal competition, pricing, regulation and public policy.
Transportation Futures maintains an extensive historical database and will forecast out to 2040.
In addition to transport economics, Noël has an abiding interest in macro-economics and its interaction with transport, as well as the intersection between transport and supply chain design.
What Business Leaders Say About Noël
- Stifel Equity Research
If you think you understand your market position, think again. Noël Perry will challenge your preconceived notions and force you to think of things differently.
- Master Fleet / President
A great resource to go back to over and over—there is no questioning the quality of work produced.
- International Package Shipping / CEO
There is no one in the industry that thinks as deeply as Noël or brings the unique perspectives that he does.
- Covenant Transport Solutions
Noël has a knack for providing an unbiased perspective based on the facts at hand helping us to determine how we need to respond.
- CSX / Retired President
His ability to forecast and make suggestions to enhance operations cannot be matched. The combination of Noël’s winning personality and ease to work with simply add to the success of any project.
- Celadon Trucking / EVP, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer
He is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable people regarding freight and the broader economy. Noël’s perspectives are always thoughtful, insightful and provocative.
- Glass - Maverick Transportation / Vice President
When I do find something within his forecast that doesn’t seem quite right, he is always willing to listen and incorporate my feedback into this work. Noël’s excellent interpersonal skills allow him to present his findings in an enjoyable and simplified way, in a manner that everyone can understand, appreciate and ultimately use to his or her benefit.
- Comcar / President
Nimble in his handling of both small and large challenges, he is your man when dissecting complex problems with the application of analysis and metrics. His receptivity to an array of opinions allows him to formulate, and provide to you, the objective feedback you must have to be successful. Noël is a compass. Use him properly and he will help you find the direction you need to take.
- Schneider National / Chief Commercial Officer
“The Transport Navigator” is quite fitting, as it implies using his information to help navigate your position in the industry allowing you to make well thought out decisions. We have used Noël's work for years. It has helped us formulate how we invest, anticipate and behave in certain economic climates.