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FTR hires industry vet, enhances Truck & Trailer Outlook

Transportation intelligence firm FTR has hired Don Ake as Vice President of Commercial Vehicles.

In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product.

FTR says, under Ake’s direction, its new enhanced Truck & Trailer Outlook will provide subscribers added data, analysis and commentary to give them more tools in their own business planning and their understanding of the market variables.

“We wanted a game-changer step with our Truck & Trailer Outlook, and we knew Don was the best guy to champion the cause,” says Eric Starks, President of FTR commented. “He has made an immediate impact on our ability to forecast and analyze truck and trailer demand.  We are excited to have Don join our award-winner team of experts at FTR.”

Ake has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, including sixteen years with Hendrickson where he developed models, methods and processes to accurately forecast truck and trailer builds and product demand.

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