Transport Futures

Providing insight and data for transport decision makers.

Provoking the flatbed transportation market for more than 40 years.

Public Speaking • Webinars

Public Speaking • Webinars

We engage audiences of all sizes and makeup, with entertaining and eye-opening material.

Market Research

Market Research

Providing disciplined and quantified explanations of the heavy freight transportation market.

Recent & Upcoming Events

Noël Perry on NPR

Why U.S. Plans For High-Speed Trains Keep Riding Off The Rails

Noël Perry recently joined WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti, hosting NPR’s On Point radio show and broadcast nationwide, for an animated discussion on the future of high-speed rail.


Noël Perry

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.

Transport 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

  • 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.

    John Larkin Stifel Equity Research
  • A great resource to go back to over and over—there is no questioning the quality of work produced.

    George Grossardt Master Fleet / President
  • There is no one in the industry that thinks as deeply as Noël or brings the unique perspectives that he does.

    Tom Nightingale International Package Shipping / CEO
  • Noël has a knack for providing an unbiased perspective based on the facts at hand helping us to determine how we need to respond.

    Paul Newbourne Covenant Transport Solutions
  • 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.

    Clarence Gooden CSX / Retired President
  • 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.

    Thomas Albrecht Celadon Trucking / EVP, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer
  • 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.

    Craig Brown Glass - Maverick Transportation / Vice 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.

    Mike Ryan Comcar / President
  • We have used Noël's work for years. It has helped us formulate how we invest, anticipate and behave in certain economic climates.

    Bill Matheson Schneider National / Chief Commercial Officer

Put Transport Futures to work for you.

Capitalize on Noël Perry’s more than 40 years of experience in the transportation industry.

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